Director of Gamelan
Heni Savitri began to study sindhènan (Javanese singing with gamelan) in 2002. In 2003 she won the competition for best singer in her native district of Wonogiri, Central Java. She entered the Performing Arts Conservatory in Surakarta in 2004 and began representing the institution in competitions the following year, as well as performing in shadow plays. Upon enrolling in the Indonesian Arts Academy in Surakarta she was selected as the singer for many recordings of new faculty compositions and traditional works, representing the academy in the 2008 international vocal competition in Jakarta. She has recently been performing with gamelan groups in the United States, including at the Indonesian Consulate in New York City, at Tufts University, Cornell University, the Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C., Earlham College, Friends of the Gamelan Chicago, and with Sumunar Gamelan in Minnesota.