​Yshani Perinpanayagam

Conductor / Arranger

As a chamber musician, orchestral pianist and music director, Yshani has performed at venues from Wigmore Hall to the National Theatre, at events from Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival to the Barbican Mime Festival, and with artists from the Philharmonia to Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.

Yshani was music director for triple-Oliver winner Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre, Olivier nominated Goat by Ben Duke for Rambert Dance Company, King John for the Royal Shakespeare Company, As You Like It for National Theatre Public Acts, and for circus troupe Circa at the Barbican. Most recently, she was Consultant MD for Olivier-winning Wolf, Witch, Giant Fairy at the Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre. 

Yshani’s commitment to contemporary music has seen her premiere works including by Charlotte Bray, Joe Cutler, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gavin Higgins, Hannah Kendall and Benjamin Oliver. As a composer herself, commissions include works for the London Sinfonietta, Onyx Brass, and music for a play about Fanny Mendelssohn.

Yshani was winner of the 10th Yamaha Birmingham Accompanist of the Year Award, and a scholar at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Yshani is as a guest broadcaster on BBC Radio 3.