Nevis Ensemble is thrilled to welcome Ankna Arockiam as a new member on its Board of Trustees.
Originally from India, Ankna Arockiam moved to Glasgow in 2011. Since then, she has graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and continues her studies with Margaret Izatt. Ankna is now completing her PhD, studying the musical, cultural and social identities of young Western classical musicians in Indian cities. Her singing career continues and as a soloist, she has performed across Scotland in works including the Mozart ‘Coronation Mass’, Haydn’s ‘Nelson Mass’ and Bach’s B Minor Mass and Magnificat. In India, she has performed with the Indian National Youth Orchestra and also the Symphony Orchestra of India.
Ankna founded Glasgow Sitare, a singing group of South Asian women from Glasgow and is a regular performer at the Glasgow Mela. She is part of Nadhaara and Raag n Tonic, two music bands here in Glasgow. She has worked in various schools across Scotland and India conducting workshops and teaching. Currently, Ankna is the Chair of the Association of European Conservatoires Student Working Group and is on the Board of Trustees of Children’s’ Classic Concerts.
We look forward to Ankna’s input in the development of the organisation over the coming years. On joining the Nevis Board, Ankna said:
“As we are aware, the role of the performing arts in today’s world is continuously evolving and I feel Nevis Ensemble is adapting to these changes and contributing in real time. Contributing not only to the society, but also to the musicians who are part of it. Nevis is taking music to the greatest heights (literally) and making it accessible to EVERYONE! Also, for someone who considers herself to be an honorary Glaswegian, I think Nevis reflects the true Scottish spirit of welcoming, belonging, adventure and fun.“