Krishnakumari Narendran who has over twenty five years of experience in the field of dance, is the founder -director of Abinaya Natyalaya and has been the vital force behind this institution for over two decades.
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.
‘How can you play Carnatic music on a guitar’? is a question that was on everyone’s mind when Prasanna daringly took to one of the world’s most ancient musical forms on one of the world’s most modern instruments – the electric guitar! 20 years on, the question is still asked by everyone but now in disbelief at how Prasanna brings out the subtlest of microtones on a standard electric guitar and goes even further by extending his signature style to Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical music and everything that he feeds in as a contemporary musician of today.
D. K. Jayaraman hailed from Kanchipuram. From his teen years to his forties he gave concerts with his sister and guru, Smt. D.K. Pattamal. After his family moved to Madras in the 1940’s, young Jayaraman furthered his musical skills by learning from several well known masters like Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar,
Hailed as a prodigy, Dr.Shobana Vignesh is considered one of the leading performing and recording Carnatic musicians in India. She has both musical legacy and phenomenal talent. Schooled in the Carnatic system of music
Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna (born July 6, 1930) is a Carnatic vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and a playback singer. He is also acclaimed as a poet, composer and respected by all Indian classical musicians for his knowledge of Carnatic Music.