• Akshay Dinakar
    Meet the rest of the 2016 Orchestra

    Akshay Dinakar, 19 *

    Prairie Village, KS

    Stanford University


    Kansas City Symphony Rising Stars

    Fun Facts:
    • Wants to become a globally-minded entrepreneur who seeks to integrate product design and technology to create lasting initiatives in developing countries, and has founded a Stanford networking website and an organization that makes custom 3D printed electric violins
    • Signed a TV contract for a Pop violin YouTube channel with The QYOU, where his music is broadcast in 39 different countries
    • Founder and artistic director of the Stanford Flashmob Orchestra, an 80 person ensemble that gives surprise performances of pop songs and movie themes across campus, with the goal of spreading unexpected happiness through music

    * Returning NYO-USA member