VDS Arts Academy - Arts wings of Muthukrishnan Memorial Club
Review ( Month of November '11)

On 20th November 2011 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. S. Swaminathan just 12, his all ound knowledge is high. Saveri alapana was very good. He sings with full involvement with raga lakshana. Well trained by his guru Suganthi Sridhar.

Main simhendra madhymam alapana was good. He sang the kriti rama rama very well. Kalpanaswaram was excellent-especially muthaippu swarakorvai. A big number of audiences gathered and blessed the young artistes.

Violin V. Supraja and Mridangam S. Karthik Narayanan gave their good support.

On 19th November 2011 (Saturday) at 6.00 PM. K. Balakrishnan and K. Srividya performed their very good vocal concert. They combined very well to sing in one voice. They sing kritis neatly and confidently, well trained by guru Vijayalakshmi.

Their voice is good, bold and clear. Hindolam was good. Main Kalyani they did very well; alapana looked tutored. They sang the kriti Himadri sute very well. Swaram was o.k. They sang the thukkadas well.

Poorna Prajna (Violin) and Kalpattu V. Sairam gave good support to the singers.


On 13th November 2011 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. Ananya Muralidharan gave her Excellent vocal performance for VDS. Not even 13, she is quite confident & sure. She sings kritis neatly with proper gamakas and good pronounciation.

Keeravani was good. She sang varamulosagi nicely with ragalakshana. Well trained by Gurus Vijayalakshmi and Padma Sandilyan. Ananya's voice is bold, clear and versatile. Main shanmugapriya; ragam, niraval and swaram were fine for kriti bhava sagaram. The dasavathara in ragamalika was good. It is as complicated bhavayami raghuramam. She sang all the ragas correctly.

Large number of audiences gathered and encouraged the young artistes.

Violinist M.K. Ananthalakshmi and mridangist T. Karthik gave very good support.


On 12th November 2011 (Saturday) at 6.00 PM. C. Soundarya's excellent vocal concert was marked by top of her voice, very high all round knowledge for her age just 12. She has been well trained by her guru Seetha Narayanan.

She sang the dharmavathi kriti well. Main kambodi was fine. Alapana had nice pidis. She rendered the kriti O ranga sayee very well. Niraval and swaram kalpana was also good. She sang the thukkada melodiously.

Violin by Poorna Prajna and mridangam by Srinandan gave very good support

At 7.15 PM. That was an excellent violin-solo concert by Sayee Rakshith.Though he is only 12 he played like a seasoned artiste. He is confident and sure. His fingering and bowing are good. Gurus K.G. Rajesh and Kanyakumari have trained him very well.

He played all kritis well. Main karaharapriya was fine; alapana was good. Kriti chakkani raja played well. Niraval was limited. Kalapanaswaram had variety-and ragamalika swaram was fine. He played the thukkadas neatly.

S. Gomathishankar gave a fine support on the mridangam.