Priya Raghav began her musical journey in Singapore where she learnt Carnatic vocal music from gurus Vijaya Murthy, Gowri Gokul and Leelavathy Gopalakrishnan who are disciples of the legendary Musiri Subramania Iyer, T. M. Thyagarajan and G. N. Balasubramaniam respectively. She now continues her classes with Smt. Leelavathy from the US. She also briefly studied dhrupad from Pandit Uday Bhawalkar at the University of Washington.
Priya has performed at concerts in Singapore, Seattle (including the 2007 Northwest Folklife festival) and at the December music festival in Chennai since 2001. She released her first Carnatic album titled ‘Priyam Venkatesam’ through Kalavardhani’s in Chennai in 2004. She has also recorded a classical piece for the Walt Disney production ‘The Rings of Fire’.
Priya is a graduate student in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington, Seattle.
In Utsav 2007, Priya Raghav will accompany Meera Krishna on vocals.
Venue: MOHAI McEachern Auditorium. Date: Saturday Oct 13. Time: 6:30 PM