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Instructor Bio


Gayatri Venkatesan, soprano, is a classical singer and voice teacher based in the Bay Area.  She is a recent first place winner of the American Protege International Vocal Competition, and was invited to perform in Carnegie Hall in 2022 as part of their winners concert.


Some of her notable performances include Eurydice in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, and Leila in Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles. She has also been in the chorus of Opera San Jose’s production of Mozart & Salieri, and Lamplighters Musical theater in their production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers.  She was also asked to be in the chorus of Opera San Jose's production of Carmen.  In addition to her operatic performances, Gayatri has found solid ground as the soprano soloist at Union Church of Cupertino, under the direction of Dr. Ross Hoksbergen.  Gayatri was also the soprano soloist for Ensemble Continuo's inaugural concert, Ein deutsches Requiem by Brahms as well a collaborative concert of Vivaldi's Gloria with Ensemble Continuo and the Googler Orchestra.  She has been featured in the chorus of Andrea Bocelli’s 2012 and 2018 concerts at the SAP center in San Jose.


In addition to working as a Financial Analyst, Gayatri runs a busy voice studio in the Bay Area. Her students have enjoyed lead roles in several community theater productions, and in addition, have received gold medals at the state and national level in the Royal Conservatory of Music annual examinations.  Her students have also been successful in placing at recent SFBAC NATS Classical and Musical theater competitions.  Ms. Venkatesan is also active in the Royal Conservatory of Music and NATS communities,  currently serving as VP of Recitals on the board of SFBAC NATS.

Gayatri Venkatesan
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