Divyanand Caird

Divyanand is a professional South Indian (Carnatic) Classical musician of the Saraswati Veena based in London. He hails from an Indo-Scottish Heritage. He is a prime disciple of Veena maestro Dr. Karaikudi S. Subramanian, a ninth-generation musician from the illustrious Karaikudi Veena Tradition and founder of Brhaddhvani, Research and Training Centre for Music of the World in Chennai.

Divyanand has extensively toured North America and Europe with his guru. He has been a faculty and cultural coordinator at Brhaddhvani since 2010 and has supported the Veena craftsmen and curated several music festivals in Chennai. His interests also extend to cross-cultural collaborations with world musicians, Ethnomusicology, sound engineering, archiving music & heritage.

He is an artist in residence and advisor for Carnatic Music education at PRSSV and has been part of curating many events. He founded ‘Brhaddhvani Global Centre for Music’ in the UK to spread the Karaikudi Tradition and his gurus pioneering methodology COMET (Correlated Objective Music Education and Training).