Accompanists: Srikanth Mallajosyula – Violin | Vijay Ganesh – Mridangam
Madhav Iyengar is a student of Karnatak vocal under Vidvan Sri. T.M. Krishna. Madhav began his training at the age of five with Smt. Sitalakshmi Madhavan in Pittsburgh, PA.
Madhav has been giving kutcheris since 2010 for organizations around the United States. Madhav has performed during the last three December Seasons in Chennai for prestigious organizations including the Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, and the Indian Fine Arts Society.
Madhav has won several awards at the Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana for the concert and krithi categories.
Madhav has also undergone advanced training in Mridangam under Kalaimamani Srimushnam Sri. Raja Rao. He has won several first prizes in the mridangam category of the Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana competitions. He has been performing since 2007.
Madhav has recently completed his Masters at Carnegie Mellon University for Electrical and Computer Engineering and is currently working for Google.
Srikanth Mallajosyula hails from a music family and was initiated into music from a tender age. Srikanth is accomplished both in violin as well as in vocal. He learnt under reputed violinist Vidushi Sangeetha Kalanidhi A. Kanyakumari, who is also his maternal aunt. He was a recipient of the National Talent Search Scholarship, Govt. of India, in the field of violin and is fortunate to have provided accompaniment to many eminent artists as well as performing Vocal concerts and Violin duo concerts along with his wife Smt. Pavani.
He was trained in vocal by Sri D. Raghavachary (Hyderabad brothers) and later under Sri P.S. Narayana Swamy of Chennai and also Sangita Kalanidhi Sri. Nedunuri Krishnamurthy.
Srikanth is a software engineer by profession and music is his passion. Srikanth and his wife train many aspiring students of music in vocal and violin and conduct workshops through their music school ‘NAdam’ in Maryland.
Vijay Ganesh has been learning this divine art from the age of 6. He had his tutelage under great and illustrious master: Late Sri. Kumbakonam Rajappa Iyer. He has accompanied many leading artists like Sri. Nagai Muralidharan, Dr.Omana Kutty, Sri. Jayanthi Kumaresh, Sri. Mala Chandrasekhar, Sri. Malladi Suri Babu, Smt. Gayatri Venkatraghavan, Smt. Vijayalakshmi Subramanian , Sri. TK Govinda Rao, Sri. Maharajapuram Ramachandran, Madurai GS Mani in USA, Canada and India. He has won several awards which include the Best Mridangist award from Music Academy – 1999.
N.B. This is the first of two special events on this day. Tickets purchased for one event will include both, so one need not purchase separate tickets for each event.