KRUTHI BHAT – VOCAL
VITTAL RANGAN B – VIOLIN
B SIVARAMAN – MRIDANGAM
G CHANDRASEKARA SHARMA – GHATAM
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Kruthi Bhat, a young prodigious vocalist in the field of Indian Classical Music, hails from a family of musicians. Kruthi Bhat is a conservator of her genre’s unique beauty and also preserves ancient tradition as she continues to innovate within it. Kruthi is a disciple of her mother, Vidushi Rajarajeshwary Bhat & maternal uncle Vidwan Vittal Ramamurthy. She has had the privilege to learn from the legendary Padmabhushan Sri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman and Sri T. R. Subramanyan. She is also blessed to receive guidance under renowned musicians, Neyveli Santhanagopalan, S. Sowmya, Abhishek Raghuram, Kalyani Sharma & Trivandram G. Seethalakshmi. Kruthi, an All India Radio graded artist, has performed extensively at Prestigious platforms all around the Globe and has numerous Titles and Awards to her credit. She is the youngest recipient of the title “Kala Ratna” by Cleveland Thyaragaraja Aradhana Committee, “Isai Chudar” from Karthik Fine Arts Chennai, & “Yuva Kala Mani” from Mani Krishna Swamy Academy – To name a few awards, she is a recipient of the ”Best Female Vocalist” Award from the Prestigious Madras Music Academy as part of the Spirit of Youth series, Winner of the Reality Show, Carnatic Music Idol USA Season 3 from Maximum Media Jaya TV, ” “Top 5 Voices of the Future” by Sruti Magazine & “Best Vocalist” by Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Chennai. Kruthi is a Computer Science graduate, also proficient in Western & Indian Classical violin playing, Bharatnatyam & Pastel/Acrylic Painting.
VITTAL RANGAN B
A young acclaimed violinist, Vittal Rangan is well known for his flair for extrinsic ideas without compromising on the traditional aesthetics. Starting at the age of 8, he had his initial violin lessons from Late Sri. RR Keshavamurthy, and later from Sangeetha Kalanidhi Kum A Kanyakumari. An ‘A’ graded violinist of the All India Radio, Vittal is a recipient of numerous awards – Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Shironmani Award, Lavanya Shruti Nipuna – Puvanur Legacy Trust, Best Concert Award from the Music Academy for 3 consecutive years, Best Violinist Award at Kalavanta National Youth Festival – 2014 etc to name a few. He has carved a niche for himself by being not only one of the most sought after accompanists, but a fine solo performer as well. Vittal has provided violin support to his Guru Kum. Kanyakumari and has also accompanied great stalwarts and senior musicians. Vittal has toured for concerts in several countries including USA, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Germany, Brussels, Paris, Switzerland etc
B. Sivaraman hails from a musical family and is the son of Late Sethalapathy Sri S.R. Balasubramanian, a well known musician and a disciple of Sri Papanasam Sivan, the doyen of Tamil Krithis. Sivaraman was exposed to “Laya” from various schools of thoughts. Even at his tender age he was able to reproduce the “Sorkattu” (Fingerings) played by great doyens with ease. Initially a disciple of “Sangeetha Kala Acharya” Kumbakonam Sri M. Rajappa Iyer, Sivaraman had advanced training under “Sangeetha Kalanidhi” Dr. T.K. Murthy. Being a performer since the age of 15, Sivaraman is a regular performer in leading Sabhas and organizations. An “A-Grade” artist in All India Radio he has been conferred with innumerable prestigious awards from various musical institutions and Sabhas and has also traveled extensively all over India and abroad.
G CHANDRASEKARA SHARMA
Chandrasekara Sharma, a Ghatam artist and Vocalist, hails from an illustrious family having Carnatic roots. His father, Shri. T. H. Gurumurthy, a veteran Carnatic violinist, his uncle Shri. T H ‘Vikku’ Vinayakram – A Legendary Ghatam Vidwan. Chandrasekara Sharma initially started learning Ghatam from his uncle and Sangita Kala Acharya Guru Sri. T.H. Subash Chandran. He was blessed to accompany many icons including his uncle, Ghatam maestro T.H Vinayakaram on many occasions and Konnakol Maestro, Shri T H Subhash Chandran as part of his Rhythm Ensemble band. He has played numerous Tani avarthanam concerts with doyens of Music including Shri T.K Murthy, Shri. Guruvayur Dorai, Shri. Thiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam and more. He has also given his contribution to Cinema Music Albums and Tele serials. Chandrasekara Sharma is also a professional vocalist, disciple of Sri Vijay Siva & Sri R K Shriramkumar – imparting his knowledge to many students by training them in Mridangam, Khanjira, Konakkol and Vocal.