Aditya Ganesh hails from a family of musicians and dancers and started learning mridangam from Sri N Narayan at the age of 7. Since 2008, he has been continuing his advanced training under the tutelage of Sri K R Ganesh, son of the legendary Mridangam vidwan Sri M. Rajappa Iyer. With his grandmother, Kalaimamani Smt. Ranganayaki Jayaraman, and mother, Smt Indumathy Ganesh, running their own Bharathanatyam Dance Schools, Aditya developed a strong passion and knowledge in Carnatic music at an early age. In addition to playing the mridangam, Aditya plays the Western Drums and also learned Carnatic Music from his Aunt, Smt. Asha Ramesh. He is currently studying Electrical Engineering at UCLA.
ARJUN NARAYANAN began his training in Carnatic Music with vocal lessons from Smt. Radha Kalyan, a student of the late Shri. Thanjavur S. Kalyanaraman in Sydney, Australia at the age of 9. His initial training in mrudangam began a year later under Shri. Vallish Herur, a student of Bangalore N. G. Ravi. In 1999, he moved to Irvine, CA, USA, and continued vocal lessons with Smt. Padma Kutty, and in 2000, had the good fortune to continue his laya training under the tutelage of Shri. Neyveli R. Narayanan. Arjun continues to receive advanced training and guidance from Neyveli Narayanan to this day. Arjun has been performing in concerts since 2005, and has accompanied numerous distinguished artists. He has performed in many cities across the US, and every year performs in the December music festival in Chennai. He also actively teaches students in the Orange county area in mridangam and laya aspects. Arjun is a graduate in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, and has completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Southern California.
Nirmal Narayan is a disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman. He has been performing for several years, accompanying many stalwarts in the field of Carnatic music. Nirmal has received numerous awards and titles, namely the “Best Concert” prize from The Music Academy, Chennai, and “Yuva Kala Bharati” from Bharat Kalachar, to name a few.
Nirmal earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently pursuing his MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.