Nikita Iyer commenced her Carnatic Vocal training at the age of 6 under the tutelage of Smt, Sankari Senthilkumar in Pasadena ,and has also benefited from the mentorship of Shri. K.N Shashikiran. She has been an active participant at regular carnatic musical events in Southern California. She is currently a Junior at Westlake High School.
Hrishikesh Chary started learning veena at the age of six from his father, Sri Srikanth Chary, who is a disciple of the late music legend Padmabhushan Lalgudi Sri G. Jayaraman. Hrishikesh has performed several solo veena concerts in the United States and India. He has provided orchestral accompaniments to various programs and CD recordings. Hrishikesh has also given vocal and veena performances on television. In 2010, Hrishikesh won the prestigious Tambura Prize at the Cleveland Aradhana Concert Competition. Hrishikesh is a sophomore at UC San Diego.
HCMA organizes Carnatic music concerts in the greater Los Angeles area, with a mission to promote young and upcoming artistes and foster a community of music lovers