United We String
A Music Non-Profit by Aniketh Arvind
Spreading the Beauty of Music with Prowess and Compassion
UNITED WE STRING AT A GLANCE
WHO WE ARE
United We String is a non-profit organization established in 2020 by Aniketh Arvind. Our mission is to spread the melodious sounds of string music to heal the broken world in which we live. From the COVID-19 pandemic which brought so much suffering and loss, to the events surrounding the persistent and endemic racism in this country, we believe that music is the salve for the soul.
The founder, Aniketh Arvind, has been playing the piano since the age of 4 and the violin since third grade. He is also learning South Indian Classical Carnatic vocal music. He was a gold medalist in the J.Y. Park National Piano Competition, 2018 and currently attends the Music Conservatory of Westchester. In the spring season of 2021, Aniketh was the concert-master of the Greater Westchester Junior Orchestra (GWYOA). Recently, he has been accepted into the Greater Westchester Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, as well as the Manhattan School of Music in NYC. Aniketh has had the honor of performing at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts three times.
Music is Aniketh's answer to the world.
HOW IT BEGAN
My story began a few years ago when I visited a special needs school in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. Having spent the summer volunteering at the humble Neyam Special School, I realized just how lucky I was, but also how much more I needed to do. Having grown up believing in values like equity and equal opportunity, I wanted my summer experience to shape my outlook forever. United We String was born out of my need to bring together my passion for music with lessons learned from that life-changing experience at Neyam, to do what feels right.
BRINGING CHANGE, ONE NOTE AT A TIME
WHAT WE DO
United We String performs for healthcare workers and patients at hospitals, and children and teachers at schools around the world. Through this platform, we recruit young, budding musicians to perform their favorite pieces via video-conference and share their love of music with the world. If you play an instrument, love music, and want to make this world a better place (and you're a kid!), join us!
~ We welcome one and all! ~
HOPE FOR HOSPITALS
Playing for Patients of COVID-19 and Healthcare Workers
SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS
Performing for Special Needs Schools
Around the World
"Music can change the world."
~ Ludwig Van Beethoven
SNIPPETS OF MY MUSIC RECORDINGS
SOME OF MY PIANO AND VIOLIN REPERTOIRE OVER THE YEARS
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