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Arav Santhanam

Arav Santhanam is twelve years old and a seventh-grade student at Brown Middle School in Newton, MA. He began to play piano when he was seven and started learning piano with Suzuki School of Newton for several years. Currently, he trains under Ms. Helena Vesterman. Arav has performed widely in the local area, including solo recitals and solo appearances at the New England Suzuki Music Festival. Arav has also been performing in chamber music for past 3 years.

Arav is equally adept at playing Violin. He started learning violin with the Suzuki school of newton and currently student of Ms. Fudeko Takahashi. He is an active orchestral musician and plays at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Arav's interests extend beyond music. Arav is an academic all-rounder and a straight A student. He is a voracious reader and particularly loves math and science. He actively competes in Massachusetts Speech and Debate League and is a Captain of Newton's Middle School team. In addition, he has earned the Debbie Simon Rising Star Award.