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

On 27th October 2012 (Saturday) at 6.00 PM. A.R. Mrithunjayan & A.R. Sri Hari performed their good veena duet concert. They play in synchronization well which is must for duet-play. They played the kritis well. They have been well trained by their guru Dr. R.S. Jayalakshmi.

Main mohanam was good. They played a bit of kalpanaswaram. Kuraiondrum illai was played well.

Mridangam by Sudarshan Srinivas gave a good support to the brothers..

At 7.15 PM. V. Vathsala performed her yet another excellent vocal concert. This is being her 5th concert at VDS. It was marked by fine rendition of kritis and imaginative niraval and swarams. Well trained by guru O.S. Thiagarajan and Akila Siva.

Main Maayamala Gowla was fine. Kriti meru samana and kalpanaswaram were fine. Thukkada in ragamalika was rendered melodiously in her versatile voice.

Violin by Apoorva Ravindran and mridangam by R. Akshayram gave a very good support to Vathsala.

On 26th October 2012 (Friday) at 7.15 PM. V. Amrith Narayan performed yet another excellent vocal concert. He has been well trained by his guru Meera Kedarnathan. Now his voice is manly and versatile. Aarabhi was rendered very well. Alapana, kriti, swaram everything were fine. Kalpanaswaram had variety.

Main kalyani alapana had good pidis. Kriti aanandhakoothadinar was sung very well. Niraval and swaram were good and very imaginative. Behag kriti was also fine.

Nandini Viswanathan on the Violin and P.V. Srivatsa on mridangam gave a very good support.

On 14th October 2012 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. K. S. Sathiapriya & K.S. Vidyalakshmi performed a good vocal concert. They sing in one voice. Their voice is bold and clear, singing the kritis well. Guru Uma Maheswari has trained them in this aspect.

Selections of the songs for the concert had variety. Main Pattinam Subramani Iyer kriti shanmukapriyaaveri was good. They sang the thukkadas very well.

Viswesh Swaminathan on the Violin and S. Karthik Narayanan on mridangam gave very good support to the sisters.

AT 7.15 PM: L. Srividhya a dis. of Yuvakala Bharathi Subha Ganesan is our regular artiste, has been performing her 6th consecutive excellent concert. Her to-days concert was of high order – in the traditional of MLV.

Sriranjani kriti was rendered very well. Hari kamboji alapana had very nice pidis – raga supposed to be prosaic – she did very well. Main hari kamboji was excellent in all departments.

Shraddha on violin, Siva Subramanian on mridangam gave a very good support.

On 07th October 2012 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. Aishwarya Natarajan performed her very good vocal concert. At 13 she is quite confident and rendering the kritis very well. Her voice is shrap and clear. Guru Akila Siva has trained Aishwarya well.

Selections of the songs for the concert had variety. Main Mathyamavathi was good. Kriti Paalinchu kamakshi was rendered well. We are happy she did niraval and swaram. The lone thukkada in ragam nadanamakriya was sung very well.

V. Shreyaa on the Violin and S. Karthik Narayanan on mridangam gave very good support.

AT 7.15 PM: P.V. Srivatsa a son & dis. P.V. Ramana presented his excellent concert on flute. He handled the difficult instrument perfectly. His over all musical knowledge is very good. He is also performing/accompanying mridangam ( dis. of Shyam Sundar) in many concerts. He playes the kritis neatly. There is easy flow.

He handled raga andholika for kriti raagasudha neatly. Main saveri was fine. Played kriti shankari shankuru nicely. Long muthaippu swaram was fine.

Accompanying artistes Parur M.K.Ananthalakshmi on violin, T. Karthik on mridangam and S. Sriraman on the kanjira gave a very good support to Srivatsa.

On 06th October 2012 (Saturday) at 6.00 PM; S. Mathangi performed a very good vocal concert at VDS. This her 2nd performance at VDS. Her voice is bold and clear. She is singing the kritis very well. Well trained by guru Akila Siva in this aspect.

Main Kapali kriti in mohanam was sung very well. Though the alapana was like tutored she sang the kriti and swarams very well. Aarabhimanam in ragamalika was sung very nicely.Selections of the songs also fine for the concert and had variety.

V .Shreyas (violin) and S. Karthik Narayanan (mridangam) gave a very good support.


At 7.15 PM; Anjana Thirumalai has presented her yet another and 4th consecutive excellent vocal concert. A dis of Padma Sandilyan. Her over all knowledge is high. Her alapana has imaginative pidis. Singing the kritis neatly.

Her both pantuvarali and shankarabharanam alpanas were fine. It brought out her imaginataion and fine execution of the raga with bhava. Kritis naaradhamuni vetalin (pantuvarali) and akshaya linga vibo rendered nicely. Niraval and kalpanaswaram had variety. Ilangoadigals vadavariya was sung melodiously.

Nandini Viswanathan (violin) and G. Karthik (mridangam) gave a very good support to Anjana.