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Padma has accompanied veterans like Dr M. Balamuralikrishna, Tanjavur Sankara Iyer, Vedavalli, Kalpagam Swaminathan, N. Ramani, Suguna Varadachary, Suguna Purushottaman, Aruna Sayeeram just to name a few. Also accompanied vocalists like Sanjay Subramaniam, Vijay Siva, Ganesh, Sikkil Gurucharan, Ranjani Gayatri, Gayathri Venkataraghavan and many upcoming musicians.
Niranjana Srinivasan performed her first kutcheri in Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, Vanimahal, and December 2005. She was recognized by Paayum Oli nee enakku…ragam, samarasa ranjani (Bharathiyar Song). First concert performed by her was on Jan 1st 2007 – My concert in Maruthi Bakthi Samajam; an audience of 1000 plus, jam packed auditorium. Also her first recording was for the Sankara TV recording – for which herself and her friend sang on the spot.
Hailing from the rhythm family, Mahesh Vinayakram has invariably chosen the art of Vocal music. No wonder he is the son of grammy award winner Padmashri T.H. Vikku Vinayakram. Mahesh Vinayakram, today is one of the leading artists in the field of Carnatic and world music.
Smt. Suguna Varadachari, is not only a distinguished Carnatic musician but also an exemplary teacher with profound knowledge of both practical and theoretical aspects of music. She trained under the legendary Musiri Subramaniya Iyer,
Shri M.V. Narasimhachari and Shrimati M. Vasanthalakshmi, the well-known duo in Kuchipudi dance, have been at the forefront of their chosen field for many years. Shri Narasimhachari was born in Chennai in 1942 and Shrimati Vasanthalakshmi in 1954 at Kanigiri, Andhra Pradesh.
Alarmel Valli is a foremost exponent of the Pandanallur tradition in BharataNatyam. She is hailed as a creative artist who brings depth, intensity and naturalness to her work. She has won laurels several times in the major festivals in India and in almost all the cultural capitals of the world.
Anita Ratnam, one of the India’s most gifted artists is an accomplished classical dancer and choreographer. With a career spanning three decades and over 1000 performances in 15 countries, this multifaceted personality has made significant contributions in other fields as Choreographer, Scholar, Television Personality and Cultural Activist.
T. K. Murthy is an Indian mridangam player. He was born on 13 August 1924 to Thanu Bhagavathar and Annapoorani. At the age of eight, he was guided to Tanjore Vaidyanatha Iyer. Vaidyanatha Iyer, took Murthy to Tanjore, where Palghat Mani Iyer and Thambuswami, brother of T. M. Thiagarajan, were also undergoing training.
K. Sekar is a thavil artist who not only plays for nagaswaram wedding concerts but also accompanies Carnatic instrumental concerts and performs in fusion. He is a great player. He is located in Triplicane area of Chennai.
Delhi P. Sunder Rajan is a violinist-vocalist of India performing South Indian Classical (carnatic) Music. He is known for his improvisations and style of playing. Coming from the lineage of the legendary flute maestro Sarabha Sastri, Sunder was born to Parasuraman and Valambal of Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India, on July 31, 1969.
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‘கிருஷ்ண லீலா’ என்ற தலைப்பில், திருச்சி, என்.ஆர்.ஐ.ஏ.எஸ்., அகாடமி வழங்கும், பார்வையற்ற மாற்றுத்திறனாளியான கர்நாடக வாய்ப்பாட்டு கலைஞர் காரைக்கால் ஜெய்சங்கரின், இசை நிகழ்ச்சி நடக்கிறது.
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.