About Indian Raga
Winner of the MIT IDEAS Global Challenge and US Creative Business Cup 2012, IndianRaga is an MIT-based digital music education startup that promotes young talent in Indian classical and allied musical genres, and creates new-age music videos that are relevant and relatable to the younger generation.
The IndianRaga Fellowship brings together the most talented young musicians from Indian classical music, selected by a panel of international judges and experts. The program gives talented young musicians an opportunity to work intensively on a new creative idea in a team, with the support of facilitators in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking. Fellows engage in an artistically rigorous process with peers from Indian and international genres to create a visual experience for their music, and to make Indian classical music relevant to a global audience.
Hrishikesh has won several prizes in veena and vocal competitions. In 2010, Hrishikesh won the prestigious Cleveland Aradhana Concert Competition, and was awarded a tambura and the opportunity to present a concert at the 2011 festival. Hrishikesh has also given vocal and veena performances for television programs. He has collaborated with other musicians as part of instrumental ensembles.