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Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Vadyalahari Instrumental Ensemble featuring Padma Shri, Sangita Kalanidhi A. Kanyakumari (Violin) and team
Sruti is proud to present an outstanding South Indian Instrumental Ensemble featuring Padma Shri, Sangita Kalanidhi A. Kanyakumari on the Violin, accompanied by Kalaimamani M.K.S. Siva on the Nadaswaram,Kalaimamani Mudikondan Ramesh on the Veena, Kalaimamani K. V. Prasad on the Mridangam, and Triplicane Sekar on the Thavil
This event is free for Sruti 2021 sponsors. Ticket buyers will be sent the Live Streaming link closer to the event date.
Padma Shri Sangita Kalanidhi Avasarala Kanyakumari (website) is a top ranking Carnatic violinist, her experience spanning over 50 years, is popular not only as a soloist and as an accompanist but also as an innovator and organizer of Carnatic instrumental ensembles, always retaining the core values of classicism in her creativity. Her music strictly adheres to the traditional form of Carnatic music. The hallmark of her music is her playing style, which closely resembles vocal music. This is justified by the importance she gives to the sahitya, her bowing, the raga delineation, the krithi selection in each concert, her pakka vadya (accompanist’s) selection. Yet, she does have a touch of novelty in her performances even while retaining her traditional touch.
M K S Siva, well known as ‘Mambalam’ Siva, was born to M K Swaminathan, a great Nadaswaram artiste himself. Siva started handling the Nadaswaram from the tender age of ten and learnt it in the traditional way from his father. Mr. Siva, has performed in prestigious concerts in India and abroad.
Mudikondan S.N.Ramesh was born in a family with a musical tradition. He commenced his training in Veena at the tender age of nine from his father Sri S. Narayanaswamy Iyer., a senior disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Mudikondan Sri Venkatarama Iyer. He has received several awards and has also been hounred as the Asthana Vidwan of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and Sringeri Sri Sarada Peetam by their Holiness. He is an A Grade artiste of AIR CHENNAI. Sri Ramesh has been giving stage performances for more than 20 years, all over the world.
Kalaimamani K.V. Prasad started learning the mridangam from the age of six from the Late Eranakulam Narayana Iyer. Parassala Ravi, Principal of the Palakkad Music College and Sangeetha Kalanidhi T.K.Murthy further helped him develop into a complete mridangam player. He is one of the most versatile percussionists of the day and can play the tabla, Western drums, chenda, and the Congo drums. Prasad, who is an A-Top-Grade artiste with All India Radio, Madras, has provided mridangam accompaniment to several stalwarts all over the world
Triplicane K. Sekar is a renowned thavil artist who has provided accompaniment for Carnatic instrumental concerts. He also produces fusion music.