Step Inside Worlds With SUU’s Satellite Salon Series

Published: January 06, 2022 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Read Time: 3 minutes

Shalini Vijayan, violinistSouthern Utah University’s Department of Music will host their second Satellite Salon Series concert of the 2021-2022 season titled, Inside Worlds, on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall at the SUU Music Building. Along with Dr. Lynn Vartan playing percussion, this concert will feature violinist Shalini Vijayan who is a member of the Lyris Quartet, the founding resident ensemble of the Hear Now Music Festival in Los Angeles. This concert is free and open to the public. 

Vijayan was a founding member and Principal Second Violin of Kristjan Jarvi’s Absolute Ensemble, having recorded several albums with them including 2001 Grammy nominee, Absolution. As a part of Absolute, she has performed throughout the United States and Europe, most notably in London’s Barbican Hall and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.  

She served as concertmaster while a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida from 1998-2001 for Michael Tilson Thomas, John Adams, Reinbert de Leeuw and Oliver Knussen. Vijayan was also concertmaster for the world premiere performances and recording of Steven Mackey’s Tuck and Roll for RCA records in 2000. She is featured regularly with Grammy Award winning Southwest Chamber Music and can be heard on their Grammy nominated Complete Chamber Works of Carlos Chávez, Vol. 3. Most recently, she has been a featured soloist with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in Chinary Ung’s Spiral XII and Tan Dun’s Water Passion. Vijayan is on the performance faculty of the Nirmita Composers Workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia. 

Dr. Vartan, Director of Percussion at SUU, shares, “There is a special beauty and closeness when you play with someone you have known and collaborated with for over ten years! Shalini was our first Satellite Salon guest ever back in 2009, and our friendship and time as musicians together goes back even before that. She is such an artist, with a career and character to match. I can’t wait to be onstage with her again!”

Go Inside Worlds with violinist Shalini Vijayan and SUU’s Satellite Salon Series on January 22, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. For more information about SUU’s College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please visit

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 900 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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