Sruti Sarathy is a versatile Indian classical violinist and vocalist from Bay Area, California. Sruti first trained in Carnatic music under Vidushi Anuradha Sridhar, later under Vidushi Kala Ramnath in Hindustani music. Among her several awards is “Best Violinist” from the Music Academy, Madras in 2019 and 2020. A Fulbright Scholar, Sruti collaborates with top Indian classical musicians and performs in global festivals. As creator of Sound Thoughts, she explores music-literature resonances. She co-founded the Carnatic Music Justice Project.
Sarada Prasan Das was born into a family deeply rooted in Hindustani Classical Music. He had his early training under his father Shri. Ramesh Chandra Das and later under Dr. Swarna Khuntia. He has trained under revered violinist Kala Ramnath. Sarada Prasan Das has won numerous competitions and recognitions in his illustrious career. Notable amongst them being the First Prize in the All India Radio National Music Competition and the ITC Sangeet Research Academy Award both in 2013.
Mrunmayee Phatak has travelled a wonderful musical journey right from the age of six. She received her training in Classical music from her guru Dr. Shobhatai Abhyankar and later from Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar. She has also trained under respected viollinist Kala Ramnath. Her flexible voice and dedicated ‘riyaaz’ earned her the coveted A-grade artist of All India Radio. She has been awarded by Pt. Jasraj gaurav shishyavrutti, National scholarship, Sawai Gandharva shishyavrutti, “Gaanhira” puraskar, and many more recognitions.
Jaymi is a versatile violinist with a committed focus on learning classical Hindustani violin music. Jaymi’s early violin development was shaped by gypsy violin songs and the classical European violin repertoire. She performed standard orchestral repertoire as a member of the John’s Hopkins Symphony & San Fernando Valley Symphony orchestras. She has received tutelage from the renowned violinist Kala Ramnath. She taught violin to low-income children through a nonprofit, the Harmony Project of Los Angeles.
Renuka Tikare has been learning Kathak for the last 13 years.She has a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in History and Kathak, and an indology diploma. Currently, Renuka is pursuing a Master’s degree from Savitribai Phule Pune University, and is a student of the Lalit Kala Kendra.
Prisha Thakkar has been learning under Rujuta’s guidance for the past 7 years . She is a teacher under the Rujuta Soman Cultural Academy since a year and a half and handles the Kalyani Nagar branch of RSCA in Pune (beginner and intermediate levels).
She also actively is a part of many performances and workshops held for enhancing the skill of young budding dancers.
Shreya Karandikar is learning under Rujuta’s guidance since 11 years. She is one of the teachers at RSCA. She has participated in several performances and workshops conducted by RSCA. Her focus is on taking classes for specialisation. She is learning the art of teaching by conducting workshops and teaching basic classes. She is especially interested in teaching classes for children.
Anila Arora has been learning under Rujuta’s guidance for the past 9 years. She is also aspiring to appear for the Visharad Examination through the Akhil Bharatiya Mahavidyalaya. Since the last three years, Anila has been conducting classes for groups as well as one-on-one sessions for ladies and kids (beginner and intermediate levels) at Pimple Gurav, Kharadi. She also conducts online classes in association with RSCA.
Aboli is born in a musical family. Her first cousin is the globally acclaimed classical singer, Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar. Her aunt Smt. Anjali Marathe is a recipient of the prestigious National Award for singing. She started her formal training in Kathak at the tender age of 7 under well-known Kathak Exponent and Guru Mrs. Nilima Adhye. Since last few years, she is under the valuable guidance of the renowned Kathak Exponents & Gurus Smt. Rajashree Jawdekar & Smt. Rujuta Soman. She has also begun her training under the respected Taalyogi Padmashri Pandit Suresh Talwalkar.
Sampada was initiated into Kathak when she was 6. She is an alumnus of Kala Academy, Goa. She trained under Guru Smt. Amala Suri Patkar. Having successfully completed the Parangat diploma in Kathak at Kala Academy, Sampada moved to Pune and came under the tutelage of renowned Kathak legend late Pandita Dr. Rohini Bhate at Nrityabharati Kathak Dance Academy. Sampada has many solo and group performances to her credits, like Somnathpur and Halebid-Belur, Nakshatra Utsav, Goa Doordarshan. and Natya Tantra on Shankara TV.