Isha Ranchod is a young South African journalist and copywriter from Port Elizabeth, and holds a BMus degree (Cum Laude), with majors in Music and Psychology. After teaching violin straight out of university, Isha did an intensive journalism course which ran alongside the annual South African National Youth Orchestra Summer Course. And so, she finally realised what she had essentially been preparing for all her life. She has since written for BBC Music Magazine (UK), OPERA Magazine (UK), Gramophone Magazine’s website (UK) and The Minnesota Orchestra's website (USA). Being a member of the Indian diaspora and being a feminist are two big facets of her personality, as is her zealous love for furry wet-nosed friends.