Pianist and composer Charu Suri treads fearlessly between genres, pulling global influences that range from the mood-anchoring Indian ragas, Sufi music, to the trio. One of the few female composers from India to perform work at Carnegie Hall, Charu has lived in four continents, and writes music that reflect her journey as both a traveler and her training as a classical music piano prodigy. She has been playing the piano since the age of five, and performing since the age of nine, and one of her best memories is winning an international piano competition at the age of 15. Her work has been performed by Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Preservation Hall in New Orleans, and she is a Steinway piano teacher who loves teaching kids and adults of all ages. She has appeared thrice at Carnegie Hall.