India Yeshe Gailey is a cellist, composer, and improviser based in Montréal. Compelled to play music that speaks to our time, she draws from many eras and genres, performing as a solo artist and collaborator around the world. She is keen on working with living composers, reviving obscure gems, and presenting standard works in a unique light.
India performs regularly with several other ensembles, including the environmental jazz quartet New Hermitage and the Sarah Rossy Chamber Ensemble. Her first solo album “Lucid”, a collaboration with three other emerging Canadian composers that was nominated for Music Nova Scotia’s “Classical Recording of the Year”. India is the recipient of numerous honours, including five Nova Scotia Talent Trust Scholarships, the Yuh Lih and Marion Kuo Award for Instrumental Excellence, and the Janis and Felicita Kalejs Award in Music.