Airin Efferin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bandung Philharmonic, which was established in 2016. Since then the orchestra consistently brough international standard music to citizens of Bandung, Indonesia. Inspired by El Sistema in Venezuela, the Bandung Phil launched its orchestra education programs in four underprivileged communities around the cities: two orphanages, one refugee learning center, and one suburban center.
She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees in piano performance at Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan) and Southwestern Baptist Theological University (Fort Worth, Texas). Upon returning to Indonesia in 2011, she worked as Music Director in Grace Church of Indonesia with a wide variety of responsibilities ranging from music ministry for liturgical purposes to children, youth, and adult choir and orchestras.
From 2014-2019 she actively performed concerts around Indonesia with the piano trio she co-founded: Cascade Trio. A survivor of various traumas, she actively writes and advocates for women empowerment in South East Asia via www.airinefferin.com.