Srikar Chittari

Srikar is an 8th grader at Kilmer Middle School in Vienna. He started learning Mridangam at the age of 5. He learned from Sri Srinath Balasubramaniam for a year and since then he is a disciple of Sri Vijay Ganesh. In addition, he also gets lessons from Sri Neyveli Narayanan.  Srikar has accompanied for several local music school annual performances, basement concerts and carnatic vocalists locally and outside DC metro area.  He has accompanied senior AIR graded vidwans such as Komanduri Seshadri, Nemani Somayajulu and participated in the musical ensemble with Kum. Kanyakumari at Kennedy center.  In addition, he has won prizes in competitions held at Cleveland and Chicago Thyagaraja Ustavams. In 2013, he participated in Chennai Music season accompanying upcoming artists. In addition to mridangam, he learns trombone and plays in symphonic band at school.