Athrey Nadhan, from Chicago, IL started learning the art of playing the Mridangam at the age of five and is currently undergoing advanced training from the esteemed professional, Srimushnam Sri V. Raja Rao in Chennai, India. Athrey has accompanied several leading musicians including Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Madurai R. Sundar, Flute T.S. Shankaran, Seetha Rajan, Shankaran Namboodhri, B.U. Ganesh Prasad, and Carnatic Music Idol Bharat Sundar, among many others. Athrey has performed in over 150 concerts across the United States as well as in various Music Sabhas in Chennai and Trichy including the Music Academy, Narada Gana Sabha and Raga Sudha during the Music Season in December. Athrey also learns Carnatic vocal music from B.U. Ganesh Prasad and is a junior studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.