Chandrika Tandon is a recognized leader in the worlds of business, education and the arts, dedicated to public service.
The founder and head of her financial advisory firm, Tandon Capital (and a former McKinsey Partner), Chandrika was nominated for a Grammy for “Best Contemporary World Music Album” (Soul Call, 2010) under her not-for-profit label, Soul Chants Music, topping the World Music charts.
Trained by masters in Hindustani, Carnatic and Western traditions, the composer and vocalist has performed at major venues around the world. She also sits on the Board of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and made news in 2015 by donating $100M to the NYU School of Engineering.
At New York University, Chandrika is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the President’s Global Council, Chair of the Board of NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and she serves on the Boards of the NYU Stern School of Business and NYU Langone Health System. In recognition of her efforts on behalf of higher education, she was inducted as a Sterling Fellow at Yale and into the Harold Acton Society of New York University.
Phil & Co. had the honor of being selected by Chandrika to create the website for her new album, Shivoham — The Quest. A musical expression of Chandrika’s intensely personal journey over the past 20 years, Shivoham — The Quest features collaborations with world-class artists and over 200 participants from multiple countries. The album was recorded in nine studios across four continents, including the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.
“It’s a musical expression of my journey toward the light. It’s everyone’s journey—we are all looking for that light. We call it love, we call it peace, we call it happiness, we call it success—but we are all looking for something beyond, and that state of beyond is what I call ‘Shivoham,’ and that’s why the album is called Shivoham — The Quest….all of us are seekers in some way, shape or form….I hope it will strike a chord and inspire you to reflect on your own journey,” said Tandon.
Phil & Co. handled all conceptual development, design and production for the site, including an interactive engagement and community building feature. While listening to the album, visitors can describe their own quests and compare them to other visitors’ quests.
Phil & Co. encourages you to watch the video below and enjoy Shivoham — The Quest at chandrikatandon.com.