VDS Arts Academy - Arts wings of Muthukrishnan Memorial Club
Review ( Month of April 2012)

On 29th April 2012 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. A. Vijay Kishore performed very good maiden vocal concert at VDS. He has bold and clear voice. His all round knowledge is good. He sings kritis neatly. Well trained by his guru Vasanthi Gopal. He sang vaagadeeswari kriti parmarthamudu in sowkkakaalam neatly. Main maayamala gowla was very good; alapana like tutored, kriti meru samana and kalpanaswaram were good. T.Kishore on the Violin and S. Arjun Raghavendar on mridangam gave a good support.

AT 7.15 PM. Arul Priya Manikavasagam gave excellent vocal concert. She is our regular artiste singing here since 2005 and this is being her 7th concert here. We appreciate this child prodigy for showing keen interest and involvement in to this art form. Aruls over all knowledge has improved very well now. She has been well trained by senior guru Suguna Varadhachari. She sang akilandeswari in dwajavanthi with full involvement. Main shankarabhranam was good and has some nice pidis. Niraval and kalpana swaram were fine for the kriti sarojathla nethri. She sang the thukkadas beautifully and melodiously. V. Nandini on violin, R. Akshayram on Mridangam gave a fine support to the main artiste.

On 28th April 2012 (Saturday) at 6.00 PM. G. S. Simhanjana has performed very good vocal concert. Her voice is good, bold though with a limited range. Her Patantharam is good, well trained by guru Uma Prabhakar.

She sings kritis neatly. Main Simhendra madhymam was good. Alapana was neat. Kalpanaswaram was very good. Meru samana was o.k. Ragamalika kriti matha parasakthi was sung very well.

Violin by M. Jwalini and mridangam by S. Hari gave a very good support.

At 7.15 PM. That was 4th and Ist promotional concert to one and half hour senior slot by V. Rukmini, she proved worthy of the promotion by a fine and very good concert. She has a versatile voice. Over all knowledge is high. She is sure and confident. Sang all the kritis well. Guru Lakshmi Krishnaswami has trained her very well.

Main thodi was fine. Alapana was neat. She sang the kriti dhasukovalena well. Niraval and swaram kalpana were well-knitted and spontaneous. Revathi raga song was sung melodiously. She finished with fine rendition of anganmaa in yamankalyani..

M.S. Ananthashree (violin) and T.Karthik (mridangam) gave very good support.

On 27th April 2012 (Friday) at 6.00 PM. Pathangi brothers Dathre S. Pathangi and Dhruv S.Pathangi have performed excellent maiden vocal-duet at VDS. These little children have confidence and approach of adult singers. Their sense of alapana is good and they sing kritis neatly. Happy they did niraval & kalpanaswarams well. Gurus K.R. Saranathan & K.R. Kannan have trained them very well.

Shanmukapriya was good but alapana was prolonged. Main kalyani was fine in all respects. They were involved in music so much that they did not see the time.

Accompanists V. Nandhini (violin) and Varun Ramaswami (midangam) gave a good support to the brothers.

The mridangam exponent Prapancham Mr. Ravindran, chief guest of the programme blessed the youngsters.

At 7.15 PM. G. Abhilash gave his yet another excellent vocal concert. He is singing here since he was 9. It is his 6th concert here. We have been noting his improvement in every concert. He is a senior artiste in VDS.

His RTP in mohanam to day indicated he is becoming a senior artiste. His imagination is high. Suruti kriti was sung very well. His gurus A.S. Murali and Rajeswari have trained him very well.

Sai Rakshith on violin, G. Karthik on Mridangam gave their fine support. All the three combined very well to give us a wholesome and enjoyable concert.

On 20th April 2012 (Friday) at 6.30 PM. S. Susheela performed a very good dance at VDS. She has very lean & agile, good footed. Her limb movements also good. Well trained by her guru Binesh Mahadevan.

She answered the jathis of Dhandayuthapani pillais shankarabaranam varnam neatly. Episodes were also good. To-day's best piece was thaye yashoda, where her foot step and expressions were very elegant.

Both music & instrumental support was fine. Vocal by Chitrambari Krishnakumar, mridangam by Dhananjayan and violin by Veeramani.

Chief guest of the programme the bharathanatyam exponent Smt. Chithra Muralidharan, has blessed the dancer.

On 15th April 2012 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. P. R. Kshirabdhinath performed very good maiden vocal concert at VDS. At 15 his over all knowledge is good & also, well trained by his guru Sakunthala Seshadri. Selections of the kritis for the concert was very good and had variety. He sang all the kritis very well but very fast. Bandurithi kolu in hamsanadham was rendered very well. Main suddha dhanyasi was good. Kriti subramanyena was sung very well. M.K. Anantha Lakshmi on the Violin and S. Srinandan on mridangam gave a very good support.

A retd. Senior air force officer Mr. C.D. Vaasudevan a connoisseur of music, chief guest of the concert blessed the young artistes.


On 14th April 2012 (Saturday) at 6.00 PM. V. Sudarshan has performed a good vocal concert. He is sure and confident at 15. He has a fluent voice. Guru Rajeswari has trained him very well.

His ranjani kriti was fine. Shankarabaranam alapana was o.k but fast. He rendered the kriti enthuku well. Niraval was good. Swaram kalpana had variety. He sang the thukkadas well.

Violin by T.V. Sukanya and mridangam by R. Santhoshram gave a very good support.

At 7.15 PM. S. Girish performed a very good Key-Board recitle at VDS. He is well trained by his guru R.R. Venkatsubramanian.

Kamala Manohari kriti was good. Raghuvamsa sudha is a very suitable kriti for this instrument. Entharo in sree ragam was nice. Hindolam was very good. He did it very well. Theeratha vilayattu pillai was fine.

Kalpattu V. Sairam on the percussion have a good support to Girish.

Dr. M.A. Bhagirathi, Musicologist, H.O.D of QMC, music department, chief guest of the evening has blessed the artistes.


On 13th April 2012 (Friday) at 6.00 PM. R. Sai Vigensh performed his excellent maiden vocal concert at VDS. His all round knowledge is high at 15. He rendered all the kritis neatly. His gurus T.R. Vasudevan & Lakshmi ananthakrishnan have trained him very well.

Ninne nammithi in ragam simhendra madhimam was fine. Main mohanam was also fine; after a brisk alapana he sang the kriti kapali very well. Swaram was good. Om namo narayana was sung neatly.

Accompanists M.S. Ananthshree (violin) and R. Anirud (midangam) gave a good support.


At 7.15 PM. N. Sajanthi gave a very good vocal concert. She selected the kritis for the concert from different vageyakaras. Her voice is fine, melodious & versatile. She rendered the kritis neatly. Paatantharam is also very good. Learning music from Padma Chandilyan.

Manasa etulo in malayamarutham was very good. Main simhendra madhymam was fine; alapana was good, kriti nine nammith was fine, kalpanaswarams had variety. She sang the thukkadas melodiously.

R. Shyam on violin, R. Akshayram on Mridangam gave a very good support.

On 08th April 2012 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM. That was fine & very good dance performance by the student of Sudha Vijayakumar, S. Shruthi.

She did the nattai kurunji varnam very well & answered the jathis neatly. The dance for muralidhara was fine. Vallabha charyas Madhurashtakam in ragam bhimplas was also performed well, her limb movements were fine. Foot work was elegant in kaavadichindu and dhanashree thillana.

V. Venugopal (vocal), mridangam by Gajendra Ganesan and violin by Sikamani were guided the dancer Shruthi very well by their fine support. We are happy to inform all the four artistes were awarded best guru and best musicians by VDS ARTS ACADEMY.

On 07th April 2012 (Saturday) at 6.30 PM. Niveditha Raghavan has performed a very good dance at VDS. At just 12 she is very brisk and agile. She did the jathiswaram well. Varnam was good. She did the lengthy phrases with out glimpse of tiredness. Guru Kala Acharya Sironmani Lakshmi Ramaswami has trained her well.

Padam enna naan seiduvitten was very interesting. She depicted the episodes very well. Nivedithas limb movements were fine in the desh thillana.

Vocal by Dr. Vanathy Raghuraman, Karthikeyan (Mridangam), Vijayaraghavan (Violin) & Sashidharan (Flute) gave their fine support.

Kala Acharya Sironmani Smt. Roja Kannan, bharathanatyam exponent, chief guest of the programme blessed the dancer.

On 06th April 2012 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM. B. Abhinaya performed her excellent dance to-day at VDS. She has ideal features for a dancer. She is quite confident, sure, flexible movements. Her over all performance was fine; one of the top, elegant & nice rendition by 16 year girl. Every thing was perfect. Well trained by her guru J. Surya Narayana Murthi.

Bhavayami raghuramam was converted in to varnam. There was ample scope of bhava. Since the whole Ramayana was depicted in that. Abhinaya's abhinaya for Subbarama Iyers thaiyale was excellent, befitting. The lack of jathis in Papanasam Sivans Nandhi chollu was more than concentrated. Pleasant pournami day with full moon blooming on the large number of audiences appeared to witness the dance.

Both music & instrumental support was fine and enhanced the performance level. Vocal by Hari Prasad, mridangam by Karthik and violin by Vijayaraghavan was fine.

Chief guest of the programme the bharathanatyam exponent Smt. Revathi Ramachandran, has blessed the dancer.