MusM composition student Vinthya Pernipanathan has been accepted onto the Manasamitra Mentoring Scheme.
Currently in her second-year of part-time studies on the MusM Masters in Composition, under the supervision of Professor Camden Reeves, Vinthya Pernipanathan has been accepted onto the Manasamitra Mentoring Scheme for women composers from minority ethnic backgrounds. Vinthya is working on fusion and cross-genre composition, bringing together Western styles with the music of her Sri Lankan heritage.
As part of the Manasamitra scheme, Vinthya will be working with artistic director Supriya Nagarajan, a Carnatic singer and composer. Vinthya hopes to compose a piece for a combination of both Western and Indian instruments to submit as part of her final Masters portfolio.
Vinthya says: I am so excited to work with an Indian instrumentalist again, and to bring this music to the University of Manchester Music Department. My tutor, Professor Camden Reeves, has always supported my compositional interests, so I am eager to work with him, as well as Supriya, on this piece. I think this experience will bring my compositional practice to the next level!