Aswathram Balasubramanian is a versatile percussion artist from Chennai, now based in Fairfax, VA. Aswathram plays many percussion instruments including mridangam, tabla, and cajon etc. He has been playing mridangam since the age of 5. He learnt mridangam under the guidance of Sree Rameseshan and later acquired proficiency under Sree Umayalpuram K Sivaraman. He has been an accompanist for over 200 concerts and is an AIR auditioned B high artist. He has won two national awards in India for proficiency in mridangam. On the professional side, he is the Associate Vice president at TYLIN International.