Meera Raja

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Cello

Location: Royal College of Music

Cellist Meera Priyanka Raja is studying at the Royal College Music with Professor Alexander Chaushian. She studied at Bancroft’s School where she held a Music Scholarship and was further awarded an ‘Excelling in Arts Award’ for talented musicians. 
At the age of 13, Meera was selected to perform solo at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Rotary Club’s ‘Youth makes Music’ event and has since performed at venues across the country and Europe. She was awarded a place with the National Youth Orchestra of GB where she performed at all major venues across the UK including the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
As an experienced chamber musician, Meera regularly performs with her piano trio, Trio Rouge. They have performed at venues across London and reached the semi-finals of the Royal Overseas League Chamber Music Competition in 2017. Chamber Music Festivals performed at include the British Isles Music Festival, Sacconi Festival and the Queen’s Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace.
Meera played in the award-winning West End Musical ‘Bend it like Beckham’ and New Musical, ‘Beyond the Fence.’ She also performed as a solo cellist in a touring theatre production of E.M. Foster’s novel ‘A Passage to India.’ Meera is an RCM scholar and a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award holder.