Violinist Suhashini Arulanandam joined the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in 2002, immediately following her graduation from the Glenn Gould School. Soon after, she joined the Windsor Symphony Orchestra where she was appointed by a unanimous jury. At home on both modern and Baroque violin, Suhashini has recorded with the Aradia Ensemble playing Vivaldi on period instruments and can also be heard performing Canadian contemporary chamber works on the Centrediscs label. She performs frequently with cellist Sybil Shanahan as the Tadioli Duo, named after their “sibling” instruments from the same workshop.
A musical explorer, Suhashini has been part of improviser and world musician Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Orchestra, in addition to performances with Sufi rock musician Salman Ahmad and virtuoso tabla player Pt. Samir Chatterjee. For almost a decade, she has performed and premiered numerous works with Toronto’s Thin Edge New Music Collective, as well as performing in more recent years with Tapestry Opera and Soundstreams. Suhashini also has an interest in historical performance, and has participated in numerous workshops, including the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute and Winter institutes, American Bach Soloists Academy, Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin College and Baroque Improvisation with Davide Monti.
A dedicated teacher, Suhashini has a private studio of quirky, inquisitive and motivated students aged nine to senior citizens. As a Licensure Trainee of the Association for Body Mapping Education, she is passionate about injury prevention and movement education for musicians at every stage of development.
Suhashini was awarded her Master’s degree from the City University of New York at Queens College, studying with noted pedagogue Burton Kaplan. Prior to that, she completed a four-year Performance Diploma from the Glenn Gould School in the studios of Erika Raum and Annalee Patipatanakoon. Originally from Newfoundland, she now lives with her partner in Toronto.