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Niranjan Pandian is a Singaporean accomplished Indian classical flautist, music director, multi-award-winning composer and creative producer. As one of the leading lights of the creative industry, Niranjan has paved the direction for cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary collaborations through his performances, music compositions and productions. A recipient of the Arts Scholarship from the National Arts Council (Singapore), Niranjan graduated with a BA (Hons) in Music from the LASALLE College of the Arts in 2022. Additionally, Niranjan received initial training under Dr Ghanavenothan Retnam at the Nrityalaya Aesthetics Society and currently receives mentorship from world-renowned artists such as Grammy nominee -  Maestro Shashank Subramaniam (Chennai - India), Pundit Deepak Ram (US), U Rajesh (Chennai - India) and Pundit Amith Nadig (Bangalore - India). In 2021, Niranjan was celebrated by the Straits Times (Singapore) for National Day 2021 and was also one of the profiles of "Successful People of Singapore" by Britishpedia (British Publishing House). 

Niranjan performs actively as a soloist, an accompanying artist and an ensemble musician for numerous local and international Indian classical dance troupes, bands, world music ensembles and symphonic orchestras travelling across the region, performing alongside world-renowned and critically acclaimed artists. Some of the prestigious festivals include Thailand Official Countdown 2016, Shanghai Spring International Music Festival 2017, Guangxi Arts Festival as part of China-ASEAN Music Week 2017, the 50th Anniversary Celebration of ASEAN Concert in 2017, the ASEAN-EU Anniversary Concert in 2017, Bangkok Art Biennale in 2018, 34th ASEAN Summit, Inauguration of the NEW Asean Secretariat Building in 2019, Bakshi Arts International Festival 2019 (Uzbekistan), Singapore Heritage Festival 2019 by the Singapore Tourism Board (Hanoi, Vietnam), Marghazi Music Festival 2020, Rainforest World Music Festival 2022 (Sarawak, Malaysia) and The Great Mandolin Show 2023 (Chennai, India) as part of Music Residency Programme by Indian Performing Arts Convention and Apsaras Arts Asia, to name a few. With Niranjan's ability to cross-collaborate, Niranjan has also performed as a soloist for "Echoes of the Woods", composed by Alicia De' Silva with Singapore Symphonic Orchestra, "Till The End Of Time", written by Edmund Song with the Asian Cultural Symphonic Orchestra and "Migration of Birds" by Eric Watson with Di Capella Dizi Ensemble and Asian Cultural Symphonic Orchestra. Besides, Niranjan has also recorded more than 200 tracks over the past three years for singles, EPs, dance drama productions and background scores for composers from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and India. His journey has evolved as Niranjan connects with people through the beautiful sound of the Indian bamboo flutes, becoming an extension of his voice and creative expression. His musical journey transcends the performing sphere as he extends his love for his craft by directing Music for ensembles. 

Niranjan actively directs Music for productions and performances with Brahmastra, The Vamshika Quintet and The NP Collective. He has led the ensemble for numerous media productions and concerts, such as "Raangangal Palavitham Season 1" and "Tamil Language Festival Launch Concert in 2020, 2021 and 2022). He has also led the ensemble to win the band category of "Savaal Season 1", organised by Arte Compass and Indian Raga and televised by Vasantham Mediacorp. Niranjan also serves as a music consultant for local production houses and composers, such as "Raagangal Palavitham Season 2" and "Chingay 2023". 

Besides Music directing, Niranjan also actively composes Music, bridging the stories of the community through his songs. Some of his songs have attained international accolades and recognition, such as "Thadai Edhuvai", "Ennai Izhandhen", "Suttum Vizhi", and "Enadhu Tamizhe". "Enadhu Tamizhe" was a song that celebrates the Tamil culture and language, was the finalist of the New York International Film Festival, winner of the Best Music Video in "Tamilzhagam International Film Festival 2022", "Mokko International Film Festival 2022", "International Film Festival of Sriranganagar in 2022", "Royal Society of Television and Motion Picture Awards (India) in 2022", Honourable Mention in Milan Gold Awards in 2022 and officially screening in Los Angeles Film Festival 2022 and Jaipur International Film Festival 2023. Niranjan has also been actively composing background scores for local productions, winning numerous international festivals, such as "The Verge" by Darshan K. 

Niranjan has also ventured into creative production to further his musical exploration and search, adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to bridging arts, Music, and language with the community. Some of his productions would include "7 Wonders of Punggol" as part of Arts In Your Neighbourhood 2019, "Kuralum Kuralum" as part of Tamil Language Festival 2020 and 2021, "Aikyam - The Oneness" as part of Kala Utsavam 2021, "Brahmastra Festival of Arts and Music 2021" with the support of Ministry of Community, Culture and Youth (MCCY) and National Youth Council (NYC), "7 Wonders of Little India" as part of Singapore Art Week 2021 by the LASALLE College of the Arts and Singapore Tourism Board (STB), "Tamizhe" as part of Tamil Language Festival 2022, "My Identity - To Seek Within", supported by the Tamil Language Learning and Promotion Committee (TLLPC), "The Tunes of Somerset Belt" as part of Somerfest 2022, powered by NYC and "Venu Nadam: The Story Of Its Origin", supported by the National Arts Council (Singapore). 
Niranjan continues to inspire the youths as he advocates the need to seek one's identity through arts and Music while bridging communities and telling the stories of his community through his performances, productions and compositions. 

One Music. One Life. One Soul.

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