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Shruthi S Bhat has won ‘Bharat Ratna Smt. M.S.Subbulakshmi National Award’ for outstanding young vocalist in carnatic music in 2015 awarded by ‘Bhramara Trust’ Mysore in association with Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai.
Sankari Krishnan M.A. M.Phil (Music), a gold medalist from the University of Madras was initiated into music at a very tender age by Shri K.S.Subramanian of Trichy. His encouragement had fired a passion in Sankari to pursue music as a career.
M S Sheela is a leading Carnatic classical vocalist who has made her mark in classical, light as well as devotional genres of music. She has the rare distinction of being a top rank artist of AIR and Doordarshan in both classical and light music.
Alathur Brothers Srinivasa Iyer (1911-1980) & Sivasubramania Iyer (1916-1965) were Carnatic vocalists. The world of Carnatic music knows them as the star duo of the twentieth century. They learnt under Alathur Venkatesa Iyer, the father of Sivasubramania Iyer. They were not brothers by birth.
Tapasya Kala Sampradaya has been working to preserve traditional cultural heritage for close to two decades. Set up under the guidance of Isai Perarignar K.P. KITTAPPA PILLAI, Tapasya has been working with hereditary families to research and document traditional Bharatanatyam. Tapasya will be presenting the Narayaneeyam based on the 16th century text by Melpathur Narayana Bhatatiri. Choreographed in traditional style set to traditional Carnatic ragas, this production presents the story of Lord Krishna as described by the composer in The Narayaneeyam. This production, first performed as an offering at Guruvayur , has been widely performed to much public acclaim.
Urmila Sathyanarayanan is one of India’s finest dancers of Barata Natyam, the classical dance from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Urmila has received rave reviews and international acclaim for the perfection and joy of her dance and her captivating stage presence. She is praised for her crisp and precise footwork, the spontaneity and vivaciousness of her facial expressions, her graceful poses, and her deep aramandi (plié position) which is one of the hallmarks of this dance style.
Abimithra, aged 13 years, was introduced to Bharathanatyam by Selvi R Karpagam while studying LKG itself. She has performed at various Natyanjalis at Chidambaram, Tanjore, Kumbakonam,Thiruvaiaru, etc.
Chitravina N Narasimhan had his training under his father Gotuvadyam Narayana Iyengar, and was an accomplished vocalist before he was 10. He then took to the chitravina and performed brilliantly all over the country, popularising Carnatic music in the process.
Bhargavi Balasubramanian is a talented and committed performer and guru, both in vocal and instrumental music. She was initiated to vocal music by Smt Kokila Sundaram (a disciple of Lalgudi Gopala Iyer), and continued her training under Savita Narasimhan.
A student of his mother Charubala Mohan, Chandrasekharan is one of the senior violinists in the field today. He has accompanied the likes of Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer, G N Balasubramanyam and Madurai Mani Iyer. Chandrasekharan has established a style of his own and gives solo and duet concerts on the violin, besides the occasional vocal concert.
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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.