Abinav Sridharan is a highly accomplished voice trainer and performer of Indian and Western Classical Operatic music. With a deep passion for sharing his knowledge and expertise, he is dedicated to exploring and creating new forms of art through collaborations with artistes from diverse cultural backgrounds. As an ethnomusicologist researcher and avid performer, he founded Opera India - a pioneering venture that seamlessly blends Opera and Indian Classical music forms to create an unforgettable, enriching experience for audiences worldwide. As the founder of Opera India, Sridharan's ultimate goal is to propagate classical music and to make it accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. He is truly dedicated to his craft and his commitment to promoting classical music is evident in his dynamic performances and innovative approach to blending different musical styles.
Performer | Indian Music
Given over five hundred live concerts, performing Carnatic Classical and Bollywood genres.
Performed Ghazal and Hindustani Classical music at various concert halls throughout India and the United Kingdom.
Performed and accompanied A.R. Rahman in his concerts.
Lead Singer for the KM Sufi Ensemble, performing for various TV shows and music
festivals such as the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dubai Global Sufi Festival.
Performed with A.R. Rahman’s vocal jazz band NAFS (2013-15).
Performer | Western Classical Music
Performer at Neemrana Foundation’s production of the opera ‘Si, J’etais Roi’ by Adolphe Adam (2009).
Toured India and Germany with the KM Chamber Choir as Bass/Baritone (2012).
Given performances under Opera India for French and German Embassies and the
British Council (2013-16) in India and the United Kingdom.
Performed for various charities, notably, WaterAid Foundation (London, 2013) and
Kathmandu Earthquake Relief (India, 2015).
Singles featured in BBC Asian Network as pioneering and innovative music (2016).
Baritone at The Bangalore Men male vocal group (2016)
Please click on the links below to watch videos produced by Abinav:
A Field of Water: Opera India Live @ Goethe Institut
Opera India Music Video: Tirukkural Chapter 74
Raanjhan Rawal Mange Music Video: Punjabi Traditional