Gautam has been playing clarinet since the age of 9 and has completed Grade 8 with Distinction. He was principle clarinet of Westlake Symphony Orchestra and has taken part in many award-winning music groups, including Westlake Concert Band and choirs. Gautam really enjoys playing in AYO because of the challenging repertoire and high standard of music that is produced. He has also made a lot of friends and enjoys the tours and concerts. As well has being able to play the bass clarinet, Gautam and has learnt his own culture’s Carnatic tradition of music.
Gautam is currently studying a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Auckland. He is very enthusiastic about music and passionate about the outdoors, often going hiking with family and friends.