The Ramakrishnan Trio comprising of three sisters - Aaliya (violin), Nisha (piano) and Naima (cello) Ramakrishnan are students of the NCPA Special Music Training Programme.
Aaliya started playing the violin when she was 5 years old. She was the very first child to have a class in the NCPA Special Music School and has performed solo at numerous prestigious concerts. Aaliya is today the Concert Master of the NCPA Children's Orchestra.
Nisha also started playing the piano when she was 5 years old-- and it was soon apparent that she loved her instrument, and that her instrument loved her. She has performed solo at many important concerts -- and even played a solo piece on the typewriter during a tour to Abu Dhabi.
Naima had accompanied her sisters to NCPA when she spotted the cello and peered at it. She was a tiny six-year-old but the moment she experimented with the bulky instrument, she knew that she had found her best friend. Naima has also performed solo in many important concerts.
Marat Bisangaliev, the Music Director of the Symphony of India, encouraged the three sisters to form a trio. Initially they played together for fun at parties and school events. Then, about 18 months ago, Yulia Gallyamova started training them formally as a trio -- after which they have performed at numerous concerts and been featured in the media.