Abhinav Seetharaman is a promising young mridangam artist in the field of Carnatic Music. He had his initial training on the mridangam at the age of 7, and first learned from Sri N. Ganesh Kumar and Sri Vijay Ganesh, and later proceeded to learn from Sri Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan. Abhinav is currently undergoing advanced training under Sri Kumar Kanthan of New Jersey, and world-renowned mridangam maestro Guru Karaikudi Mani in India. Abhinav regularly performs all over the USA and India, and has accompanied leading musicians such as Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, P. Unni Krishnan, Sirkazhi Dr. G. Sivachidambaram, Ramakrishnan Murthy, K. Gayatri, just to name a few. He has performed in several prestigious venues in the USA and India, such as the United States Capitol Building, John F. Kennedy Center in DC, Chicago Millenium Park, Narada Gana Sabha, Krishna Gana Sabha and the Thiruvaiyyaru Thyagaraja Aradhana. Most recently, he received a ‘Promising Young Mridangist’ Award from Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. Trichy Sankaran and Sri P.S.Narayanaswamy. Abhinav is currently a sophomore studying at Columbia University in the City of New York.