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Isyana Sarasvati (born Bandung, May 2, 1993) is an Indonesian singer and songwriter. She is an alumna of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore and Royal College of Music, United Kingdom.[1][2] She composed all of her own songs[3] and once was an opera singer in Singapore.[4][5]

Isyana Sarasvati
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Isyana Sarasvati at Psithurism 2019
Background information
Birth nameIsyana Sarasvati
Born (1993-05-02) May 2, 1993 (age 26)
Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Pianist
  • Actress
  • Record Producer
Instruments
Years active2014 – present
LabelsSony Music Entertainment Indonesia
Associated acts
Websiteisyanasarasvati.com

Before the public knew Isyana Sarasvati as an amazing pop singer and songwriter, she has also built a reputation as a soloist and recitalist in classical music. Isyana has also participated in numerous musical competitions that shaped her as the talented musician she's become right now. Her accomplishments include being a best composer in 15 years old, she's created a composition titled "Wings of Your Shadow", the song was selected as the 12th best composition in the world out of the 3.500 children who competed in it. As her result, she was selected for the IJOC 2008 concert in Tokyo, Japan. Isyana's signed a recording deal with Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia in 2014 and began releasing two singles, "Keep Being You" (2014) and "Tetap Dalam Jiwa" (2015). She has released 2 Album, her album was met with positive reviews and commercial success.[6]

On September 2, 2018, at the 18th 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, Indonesia, Isyana concluded the Closing Ceremony with the song "Asia's Who We Are" before an audience of 55.000 people at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.[7] In July 2019, Isyana joined the coaching panel of the season 4 of The Voice Indonesia with Armand Maulana, Titi DJ, Nino RAN & Vidi Aldiano.[8]

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AboutEdit

Isyana was born in Bandung on May 2, 1993. She spent her childhood in various locations, because of her parents worked & continued their studies in Belgium. However, at the age of 7 her family moved to Bandung, Indonesia. Isyana is the youngest daughter of Luana Marpanda, a music teacher & Sapta Dwikardana, Ph.D a lecturer and therapist (graphologist). She has an older sister, Rara Sekar Larasati, MA in Cultural Anthropology. a researcher, activist and musician who was a vocalist of a band called Banda Neira. Raised in a family of educators, Isyana was introduced to music at the age of 4 by her mother. Isyana has mastered a number of instruments, including piano, electone, flute, violin, and saxophone. On September 26, 2015, Isyana graduated from NAFA with "Bachelor of Music" (B.Mus) title and received the Best Graduate Award & Embassy of Peru Award.

EducationEdit

At the age of 16, Isyana received a scholarship from the Singaporean Government to study Music Performance at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Singapore. She once was selected for Student Exchanges to Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan (2012). In 2013, she obtained a Diploma in Music Performance (2013). Isyana was awarded a full scholarship to study further at NAFA in collaboration with The Royal College of Music (RCM), London, United Kingdom, under the Bachelor of Music with Honours Funded Degree Program. In her last year of study, she received the RCM Excellence Award Scholarship (2015).

As soloist and recitalistEdit

  • Jakarta Concert Orchestra, Gedung Teater Jakarta (2018)
  • Vienna at the Turn of 19th Century Concert, Aula Simfonia Jakarta (2017)
  • Toyota Classics Concert, Jakarta (2016)
  • Gloria Nafa Orchestra & Chorus Gala Concert, Victoria Concert Hall – Singapore (2016)
  • Soloist in Vocal Recital "The Rising Star Concert Series", The Resonanz Music Studio, Jakarta (2015)
  • Classical Goes To Cinema, Jakarta (2014)
  • Juvenum New Year Concert, Jakarta (2014)
  • Wonderful Christmas Concert, Aula Simfonia Jakarta – Indosiar (2013)
  • Soloist in Dinner en Blanc Event, Singapore (2013)
  • Soprano Solo LOVE, NAFA Consert Series (2013)
  • Soloist Vocal The High Scorers Concert Diploma Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
  • Soloist Guest as the 1st Winner Competition in Final 7th Tan Ngiang Kaw/Tan Ngiang Ann Vocal Competition, Singapore (2013)
  • Soloist, in Remembering Zubir Said's legacy (Singapore)
  • Soloist Soprano (R. Strauss, Four Last Songs) with NAFA Orchestra, NAFA Concert Series (2012)
  • Soloist in Concert The Resonanz Music Studio, Jakarta (2012)
  • National High Achievers’ ABRSM Concert 2007, Indonesia (2007)
  • National High Achievers’ ABRSM, Indonesia (2004).

Operatic experiencesEdit

  • Opera "La Princesse Jaune" in Singapore, as Lena (2014)
  • Grand Premiere of "Clara" with Ananda Sukarlan & Orchestra in Indonesia, as Clara (2014)
  • Opera Comique "At The Airport" with New Opera Singapore, as Air Stewardess (2013)
  • Singing Duet, Love Philosophy NAFA Concert Series, Singapore (2013)
  • Soloist in Opera Comique 2, In The Class Room with New Opera Singapore (2012)
  • NAFA Opera Scene, Singapore, as Rosina & Papagena (2012)
  • NAFA Opera Scene Commedia Lirica, Singapore, as Nanneta (2011)

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details
Explore!
Paradox

SinglesEdit

Title Peak chart position Year Album Label
"Paseban Cafe" 2014 Fariz RM & Dian PP in Collaboration With Target Pop
"Keep Being You"[11] 15 Explore! Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia
"Tetap Dalam Jiwa"[12] 1 2015
"Kau Adalah"[13]
(featuring Rayi Putra of RAN)
12
"Mimpi"[14] 2016
"Tanah Airku" OST My Trip My Adventure: The Lost Paradise
"Pesta" 2017 Explore!
"The Way I Love You"
"Anganku Anganmu"[15][16]
(with Raisa)
3 Paradox Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia,
Juni Records
"Sekali Lagi" 9 OST Critical Eleven & Paradox Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia
"Terpesona"
(featuring Gamaliel Tapiheru of GAC [fr; id])
30 Paradox
"Masih Berharap"[17] OST Ayat-Ayat Cinta 2 MD Music Indonesia
"Lembaran Buku" 2018 Paradox Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia
"Heaven"[18]
(with Afgan and Rendy Pandugo [id])
10 Dekade Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia,
Trinity Optima Production
"Winter Song" Paradox Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia
"Asia's Who We Are" 9 Asian Games 2018: Energy of Asia
"Luruh"
(with Rara Sekar Larasati [id])
5 Milly & Mamet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia
"Feel So Right"[19]
(with Afgan and Rendy Pandugo [id])
2019 EP AIR Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia,
Trinity Optima Production
"Never Let Go"
(with Afgan and Rendy Pandugo [id])
"Lagu Cinta"
(with Afgan and Rendy Pandugo [id])
"A Whole New World"[20]
(with Gamaliel Tapiheru of GAC [fr; id])
1 Aladdin (Indonesia Version) Walt Disney Records
"Untuk Hati Yang Terluka"[21] Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Note Ref.
2018 Milly & Mamet Rika Cameo [22]
2015 Ranah 3 Warna TBA

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Note Network
2015 The East Herself Special Guest Star (Episode 41) NET (Indonesian TV channel)
2019 The Voice Indonesia Herself Coach GTV

AwardsEdit

Vocal (Soprano)Edit

International & National

  • 2014 Awarded the "RCM Excellence Award (Degree)" Scholarship
  • 2013 1st Winner (Grand Prize) Tembang Puitik Ananda Sukarlan National Vocal Competition (Surabaya, Indonesia)
  • 2013 Awarded the "NAFA Entry Scholarship (Degree)" (Full Scholarship)
  • 2013 Gold Certificate, 5th Bangkok Opera Foundation Singing Competition (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • 2012 First Prize, 6th Tan Ngiang Kaw/Tan Ngiang Ann Memorial Vocal Competition (Singapore)
  • 2010 Tuition Grant from Singapore MOE for Diploma Study at NAFA

ElectoneEdit

International

  • 2012 Semi-finalist Yamaha Electone Electone Concours 2011 – Open Age Section (Tokyo, Japan) Yamaha Music Scholarship in Asia (Singapore)
  • 2011 Grand Prize, Asia Pacific Electone Festival 2011 – Open Age Section (Singapore)
  • 2009 Yamaha Music Scholarship in Asia 2009 (Indonesia)
  • 2008 International Junior Original Concert (IJOC) – Top 12 best compositions (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2008 Third Prize, ASIA ELECTONE FESTIVAL (AEF) 2008 – Junior Section (Indonesia)
  • 2005 Grand Prize, ASIA ELECTONE FESTIVAL (AEF) 2005 – Junior Section Indonesia)

National

  • 2011 Grand Prix Award, Yamaha Electone Festival 2011 – Open Age Section (Singapore)
  • 2009 Second Prize, National Yamaha Electone Festival 2009 (Jakarta, Indonesia) Grand Prix Award, Yamaha Electone Festival 2009 – Open Section (Bandung, Indonesia)
  • 2008 Grand Prize, National Yamaha Electone Festival 2008, Junior Section (Surabaya, Indonesia)
  • 2005 Second Prize, National Yamaha Electone Festival 2005 – Junior Section (Jakarta, Indonesia)

PianoEdit

National & Regional

  • 2010 Finalist, Yamaha Piano Competition Indonesia (Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • 2010 First prize, Yamaha Piano Competition West Java Regional (Bandung, Indonesia)
  • 2009 First Prize, Piano Competition Pianist Bandung (Bandung, Indonesia)
  • 2008 Participant, UPH Chopin Piano Competition (Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • 2007 Finalist, Yamaha Piano Competition Indonesia (Jakarta, Indonesia) First prize, Piano Competition West Java Regional (Indonesia)

Honors and AwardsEdit

Isyana has become the awarded Indonesian singer. Notable awards she has won, including 9 Anugerah Musik Indonesia, Cornetto Pop Awards, Dahsyatnya Awards, Hai Reader's Poll Music Awards, Inbox Awards, Indonesian Box Office Movie Awards (IBOMA),[23] Indonesian Choice Awards, Insert Awards, Maya Awards, Rolling Stone Editor's Choice Awards, SCTV Music Awards, and Showbiz Indonesia Awards. In February 2019, Isyana’s name was included in Forbes Indonesia’s annual list of 30 under 30 (Indonesia's 30 inspiring young achievers) in art, style & entertainment category.[24]

Isyana subsequently received her International award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards[25] [26] (Best Asian Artist Indonesia 2016, Best Composer Of The Year 2017) and 2 Anugerah Planet Muzik.[27] In late 2017 Isyana have been nominated for Best Southeast Asia Act at the MTV EMA, London.[28] For her contribution and support to Indonesian music, she was given the 2016 Anugerah Kekayaan Intelektual Nasional award (certificate of appreciation for Copyright and Related Rights) from The Ministry of Law and Human Rights.[29]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Fatin Shidqia Lubis
18th Annual Anugerah Musik Indonesia for Best of the Best Newcomer
2015
Succeeded by
Rizky Febian
Year Award Category Details Result
2015 Anugerah Musik Indonesia Best of the Best Newcomer Tetap Dalam Jiwa Won
Best R&B/Soul Male/Female Solo Artist Keep Being You Won
GADISMagz Awards Terkibar 2015 Herself Won
Hai Reader's Poll Music Awards The Best Fresh Meat Herself Won
The Best Female Herself Won
Inbox Awards Most Inbox Newcomer Herself Won
Insert Awards The Hottest Newcomer Herself Won
Showbiz Indonesia Awards Rising Star of the Year Herself Won
2016 Anugerah Musik Indonesia Best Soul/R&B/Urban Group/Collaboration Kau Adalah Won
Best Soul/R&B/Urban Album Explore! Won
Best Recording Album Producer Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia - Explore! Won
Honors Awards, Magazine, and Newspapers Copyright and Related Rights Isyana Sarasvati Recipient
Indonesian Choice Awards Female Singer of the Year Herself Won
Album of The Year Explore! Won
Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) Best Asian Artist Indonesia Herself Won
Rolling Stone Editor's Choice Awards (Rolling Stone Indonesia) The Phenomenal Isyana Sarasvati Won
SCTV Music Awards Most Famous Video Clip Tetap Dalam Jiwa Won
2017 Anugerah Musik Indonesia Best Soul/R&B/Urban Group/Collaboration Anganku Anganmu Won
Best Collaboration Production Work Anganku Anganmu Won
Anugerah Planet Muzik Best Song (Indonesia) Anganku Anganmu Won
Cornetto Pop Awards Favorite Pop Song Collaboration Anganku Anganmu Won
Dahsyatnya Awards Outstanding Video Clip Mimpi Won
JawaPos.com Readers Choice Awards Favorite Female Singer Herself Won
Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) Best Composer of The Year Anganku Anganmu Won
SCTV Music Awards Most Famous Collaboration Anganku Anganmu Won
Social Media Awards Female Singer: Prominent Figure with Positive Sentiment in Social Media Isyana Sarasvati Recipient
2018 Anugerah Musik Indonesia Best R&B/Soul Male/Female Solo Artist Winter Song Won
Best Urban Production Work Heaven Won
Anugerah Planet Muzik Best Female Singer Lembaran Buku Won
Dahsyatnya Awards Outstanding Duet/Collaboration Anganku Anganmu Won
Lux Sound of Women Women Inspire Isyana Sarasvati Recipient
SCTV Music Awards Most Famous Collaboration Heaven Won
2019 Maya Awards Best Music Video Clip Winter Song Won
Indonesian Box Office Movie Awards (IBOMA) Best Original Soundtrack Movie Luruh Won

ConcertsEdit

Supporting acts
Year Concert title Artist Acts Venue Ref.
2019 Thank You & Goodnight Tour Boyzone Opening Act & Collaboration Tennis Indoor Senayan [30]

Leadership ExperiencesEdit

  • 2009–2010 President Student Organisation Taruna Bakti Senior High School (Bandung, Indonesia)[31]
  • 2007 Chairperson of English Division, Taruna Bakti Problem Solving Contest (Bandung, Indonesia)
  • 2006–2007 Vice President Student Organisation Taruna Bakti Secondary School (Bandung, Indonesia)
  • 2006 Participant 1st International Convention for Youth Leaders, Singapore (RGS-ICYL 2006)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Isyana Sarasvati, Bersinar karena Bakat Musik
  2. ^ Isyana Sarasvati, Totally untuk Musik
  3. ^ Pendatang Baru Isyana Sarasvati Menulis Semua Lagu di Album Perdananya
  4. ^ Isyana Sarasvati – Singapore Lyric Opera
  5. ^ Isyana Sarasvati, 'Mariah Carey' dari Indonesia
  6. ^ Generation-T list of Isyana Sarasvati
  7. ^ Isyana Sarasvati manggung di Closing Ceremony Asian Games bikin orang nangis
  8. ^ "Isyana Sarasvati Gantikan Anggun di The Voice Indonesia". SINDOnews.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "Explore! by Isyana Sarasvati". iTunes Store.
  10. ^ "Paradox by Isyana Sarasvati". iTunes Store.
  11. ^ "Keep Being You – Single by Isyana Sarasvati" (in Indonesian). Apple Music.
  12. ^ "Tetap Dalam Jiwa – Single by Isyana Sarasvati" (in Indonesian). Apple Music.
  13. ^ Sudrajad, Risang (November 27, 2015). "Ajak Rayi RAN, 'Kau Adalah' Isyana Sarasvati Bawa Indahnya Cinta" [Invite Rayi of RAN, Isyana Sarasvati's 'Kau Adalah' brings beauty of love]. KapanLagi.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved February 1, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  14. ^ http://hardrockfm.com/2016/06/15938/
  15. ^ Daftar Lengkap Pemenang SCTV Music Awards 2017
  16. ^ "Anganku Anganmu – Single by Raisa & Isyana Sarasvati" (in Indonesian). Apple Music.
  17. ^ Setiawan, Tri Susanto (November 2, 2017). ""Masih Berharap", Nyanyian Isyana Sarasvati untuk Ayat Ayat Cinta 2" ["Masih Berharap", Isyana Sarasvati's song for 'Ayat Ayat Cinta 2']. Kompas (in Indonesian). Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  18. ^ Afgan, Isyana & Rendy Pandugo berkolaborasi bersama
  19. ^ Afgan, Isyana & Rendy membuat project EP AIR
  20. ^ Gamaliel & Isyana collaborate for Aladdins A Whole New World
  21. ^ Untuk Hati Yang Terluka - Single by Isyana Sarasvati on Digital Palrforms
  22. ^ Milly & Mamet menjadi film perdana Isyana Sarasvati
  23. ^ Lagu Luruh yang dibawakan Isyana dan kakaknya menang di IBOMA 2019
  24. ^ Isyana Sarasvati masuk list Forbes Indonesia 30 under 30
  25. ^ Isyana Sarasvati menang Best Asian Artist MAMA 2016
  26. ^ Raisa & Isyana raih Best Composer of The Year MAMA 2017
  27. ^ Isyana Sarasvati menang Artis Terbaik APM 2017
  28. ^ Isyana Sarasvati masuk nominasi MTV Eropa 2017
  29. ^ Isyana Sarasvati mendapatkan penghargaan dari Kemenkumham
  30. ^ Isyana Wujdukan mimpinya bareng Boyzone
  31. ^ Isyana pernah menjadi ketua OSIS

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