Varsha Appaji - 2015 Recipient
In early April, Varsha gave a TED Talk at the TEDxPlano event, Varsha stated, “This talk was particularly special to me, because it related to my study of Carnatic music. I really hoped to use this topic as a vector to voice a very important message that relates to me personally, and to the general atmosphere of the world today.”
Link to her TED talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRozcIdbzgs.
Varsha commented, “So much of what I have discovered about music and what I discuss in my presentation, I owe to the AQF. My summer at the Chinmaya Naada Bindu music institute was made possible by the foundation and one of the most inspirational experiences in my life musically, and in general.”