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Profiles of Carnatic & Hindustani Musicians
Girija Ramaswamy is a versatile musician who has made a mark in Carnatic music as a Harikatha artiste, vocalist for Bharatanatyam, cutcheri singer and dedicated teacher.
Soaring creativity , a robust style and an intensely potent voice are among the characteristics that make Ramani one of the most established performing vocalists of our times .Steeped in the best of the classical , semi classical and devotional music rendition , he has held his own place in the field of music for well over three decades .He is a musician who has achieved an envious balance between two seemingly paradoxical elements – a musical style that is classical in content and an unconventional mode of execution.
T. V. Sankaranarayanan (Tiruvalangadu Vembu Iyer Sankaranarayanan), was born on March 7 1945 in Mayiladuturai of Thanjavur district in the state of Tamil Nadu in south India. At the age of nine, he started learning music from his uncle, Madurai Mani Iyer is an eminent and popular Carnatic vocalist
Aruna Sairam is the most sought after vocalist of Carnatic Music today. During the December 2004 Chennai Music festival, Aruna’s concerts were sell-outs drawing unprecedented numbers of audiences. In the past few years Aruna’s concerts in various cities, – be it Narada Gana Sabha in Chennai or Le Theatre de la Ville in Paris – have attracted record crowds that created “traffic jams around the auditorium”.
Sonal Mansingh is one of the leading exponent of Odissi, an ancient classical dance form of Orissa. She has been called a philosopher among dancers for her opinions and interpretations.
G.Shruthi Lekha, passionate and highly talented Bharatanatyam dancer has been trained under the eminent Guru Kalaimamani Smt Urmila Sathyanarayanan for the past thirteen years. Her innate abilities coupled with hard work has made her a very promising dancer.
S. P. Vijay Kumar’s insatiable passion for dancing since childhood, led him to the world of Bharatanatyam. He is truly blessed to have trained under the eminent and celebrated Gurus Sri. M. V. Narasimhachari and Smt. M. Vasantha Lakshmi, in their institute, Kalasamarpana Foundation, Chennai.
Athira Krishna is an internationally acclaimed prodigy violinist from India. She was born in Trivandrum, Kerala. She has an enviable musical lineage as the granddaughter of the illustrious Vidwan Shri GopalaPillai, fabulous musician of yesteryears who belonged to the renowned Tanjore tradition of Carnatic Music.
Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam (born on 23 July 1947) is an acclaimed Indian violinist, composer and conductor, trained in the classical Carnatic music tradition and Western classical music, and renowned for his virtuoso playing techniques and compositions in orchestral fusion.
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Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru Music Festival inaugurated Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami conferred ‘Isaiyazhwar’ title on thavil maestro Padmashri A K Palanivel on Tuesday. The award carries a gold medal and it has been instituted by Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru organising committee.