Aditya Prakash is an award-winning Indian classical vocalist and composer, best known for his powerful and emotive voice. Although firmly rooted in South Indian classical (Carnatic) music, which he studied under venerated Gurus in Chennai, his style is heavily inspired by North Indian classical music, Suf music, jazz, and hip hop, which he brings out in his collaborative cross-over genre projects.
Aditya has had the rare fortune of performing, touring and working with Sitar Maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar, since the age of 16. Aditya toured with Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar, as the lead vocalist in Ravi Shankar’s Festival of India III ensemble, taking him to the most prestigious venues across the USA, Canada and Europe. Aditya has collaborated with leading names such as Karsh Kale, Anoushka Shankar and Salim Merchant to name a few.
Aditya is the founder of the acclaimed performing group Aditya Prakash Ensemble, which creates original compositions inspired from the styles of Indian classical, folk, jazz, funk, and hip hop.
Aditya has been performing classical Carnatic vocal concerts since the age of 13 and has performed solo concerts at prominent venues throughout the world. While pursuing an Ethnomusicology degree from UCLA (University of California Los Angeles), Aditya studied composition and performance under award-winning musicians such as Tamir Hendelman, Kenny Burrell and Shujaat Khan. Aditya continues his training with advanced mentorship in Carnatic music under reputable musicians – T. M . Krishna and R. K. Shriramkumar – while receiving firm grounding under legendary Gurus – Sri P.S. Narayanaswami and Sri Palai Ramachandran.