Divyanand Caird

Divyanand Caird plays the ancient lute-like Saraswati Veena of South India. His blend of mastery and enthusiasm enables him to bring the rich tones of his instrument with its idiosyncratic ornamentation to any musical mix.

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 student of Veena maestro Dr. Karaikudi S. Subramanian, a ninth generation musician from the illustrious Karaikudi Veena Tradition and founder of Brhaddhvani.

Divyanand has extensively toured North America and Europe with his guru. He has been a faculty and cultural coordinator at the research institute 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 the founder of ‘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.