US-based Teenage musician of Indian-Origin to raise funds for Bangalore-based Children’s home, Snehagram

Budding musician and Baltimore (USA)–based high schooler, Rishi Shet will join his musical talents with other young musicians from The Bangalore School of Music, to present ‘String Theory Concert’, featuring Rishi Shet in violin solos as well as ensemble-playing alongside BSM students, Anandatara Gautham on the viola, Nayantara Gautham on the violin and Michelle Joanna on the cello. They will be accompanied by Ms Rebecca T. Colaco (Head of the Piano Department, The Bangalore School of Music) and Ms Veena Nobbay on the piano. The concert will be held on Saturday, June 30, at 6:30pm, Aruna Sunderlal Auditorium, The Bangalore School of Music. Entry is by tickets that are available on and at the venue. The concert is a fund-raiser for Snehagram, an initiative by the Sneha Charitable Trust, established to better the lives of children living with HIV.

String Theory Concert brings people together through the medium of music and helps raise awareness and funds to support Snehagram’s youth empowerment programmes among HIV-affected youngsters. Snehagram provides a caring and supportive environment for these children to build their lives. 100% of the proceeds of this concert will go towards activities related to education, vocational skills training and health provision coordinated by Snehagram.

The concert is billed to be a celebration of music and hope and will consist of classical Baroque and Virtuoso music, jazz, ragtime, and fiddle tunes.

About Rishi Shet

Rishi Shet is a fourteen-year old who has been playing the violin since he was seven. His journey into music began with learning Indian Carnatic Violin in Bangalore for four years. He then studied Western classical in the Suzuki style at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where he currently lives. He has performed at the Peabody Institute and at the Sunrise Retirement Community in Baltimore. Rishi is also a member of the River Hill High School Symphony Orchestra.

Rishi won an Achievement award at the Peabody Preparatory recently during their Annual Awards Ceremony in 2018, given to students for outstanding and consistent performance in music. When not practicing his music, Rishi trains as a cross country runner, having participated in marathons and won medals at inter-school and county competitions.