Pavithra Srinivasan uses music, dance and narration to tell the story of Hanuman in her presentation of the Sundarakandam, the fifth book of the Valmiki Ramayana. In this part of the story, it is Hanuman who is the main character. His valor and exploits are told and celebrated.
Ramana Balachandhran is a 16-year-old vainika from Bangalore. His talent for music was noticed when at a young age he could identify ragas and point out nuances. He has been performing from the age of 12. Ramana started his vocal training with his mother Sharanya Balachandhran.
Since his grand entrance at age two, Sangita Kalanidhi Chitravina Ravikiran has enthralled record audiences (of 45,000-100,000 in some concerts) and won critical acclaim as one of the most inspiring ambassadors of Indian music and culture in the world.
Surya Ganesan, currently a freshman at the James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, WI, has been receiving advanced training in Carnatic music since 2013 under the tutelage of Shri Chitravina Narasimhan and Shri Chitravina N. Ravikiran.
In 2018 our much awaited annual Children’s Music Competition will be followed by the awards ceremony on the same day. The excitement builds as the competition day nears. The registration process is complete and we have more than 130 participants.
Dr. Padma Sugavanam is an A-graded Carnatic vocalist, and also an academician with a Ph.D. in Sanskrit and Music from the Madras University. Padma has served as a Lecturer of Music for ten years, in the Sri Venkateswara College of Music and Dance, Tirupati.
Accompanists: L. Ramakrishnan - Violin | Akshay Anantapadmanabhan - Mridangam K.V. Gopalakrishnan - Kanjira The concert will feature Vidwans Vignesh Ishwar (vocal), L. Ramakrishnan (violin), Akshay Anantapadmanabhan (mrudangam) and K.V. Gopalakrishnan (kanjira). All the four artists are popular and sought after in their respective arts in Chennai and have each won best performance awards from the Music Academy, Madras and several other prestigious institutions of India in recent times. Vignesh is one of the leading disciples of T.M. Krishna…
Nadi will be presented by the internationally acclaimed Bharatanatyam artist Leela Samson and six highly accomplished SPANDA company dancers, and performed to a professionally recorded soundtrack. Poems in six Indian languages on the River. Choreographed by Ms. Leela Samson.
Accompanists: H N Bhaskar - Violin | Patri Satish Kumar - Mridangam Abhishek Raghuram Hailing as a child prodigy with lineage deeply rooted on both sides, music is in Abhishek’s blood. Possessing a combination of virtuosity, aesthetics and intellect, Abhishek has created a new genre in the field of music that, according to critics is “food for the intellect, mind, heart and soul”. He could very well be on his way to creating a new Gharana, something that could have…