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Photo: by Holly Butcher

Radhika de Saram was born in Sri Lanka to a family of classical musicians and moved to London aged five in 1996. Radhika actively freelances as a violinist in London, touring and recording with orchestras such as London Contemporary Orchestra and Chineke! Orchestra, and performs frequently in prestigious venues such as the Barbican, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall amongst others and tours regularly In Europe. She has recorded violin on the soundtracks for films such as ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ which won an Oscar for Best Music, ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ , ‘Tar’, and ‘One Life’ and for albums by bands such as The National and The Smile amongst others, as well as performing as part of a string section with icons such as Grace Jones, Alicia Keys, Eric Calpton and Little Simz. Radhika also composes and plays bass guitar, and has performed her own original music with her band in various venues around UK, Europe, Russia and Sri Lanka. ‘From the Crow’s Nest’ will be Radhika’s debut album which comes out on the 24th November 2023. The majority of these tunes were written during the lockdown and was her first time composing. Musical influences include folk music from her native country, Sri Lanka, as well as jazz and other styles she’s encountered while travelling and while working as a freelancer in London.

Upcoming Performance Dates:

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Photo: by Geoffrey Oat


November 2023
2nd: Radhika de Saram Quartet featuring Zhenya Strigalev, Charles Kieny and Ben Brown - The Lighthouse - Deal, Kent

December 2023

1st: 'From a Crow's Nest' ALBUM LAUNCH: Radhika de Saram Quartet featuring Zhenya Strigalev, Elliot Galvin  and Ben Brown - Ladbroke Hall - London


June 2024
4th :  Radhika de Saram Quartet featuring Zhenya Strigalev, Elliot Galvin and Billy Pod - The Spotted Dog - Birmingham
12th :  Radhika de Saram Quartet featuring Zhenya Strigalev, Elliot Galvin and Billy Pod - Lescar - Sheffield

20th: Radhika de Saram Quartet featuring Zhenya Strigalev, Ivo Neame and Billy Pod -  The Jazz Sanctuary - London
27th: Radhika de Saram Quartet - Soundcellar - Poole, Dorset
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Videos

Arrack and Lion :

'Do it Now' live at the Vortex Jazz Club

'Straight' Live at the Vortex Jazz Club

'Little Sloth Bear' :

'My Type' featuring Jimith Sirinandana on drums/percussion

'Adalar' :

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