VDS Arts Academy - Arts wings of Muthukrishnan Memorial Club
 
 


On 27th October 2007 (Saturday)
at 6 PM. K.Anirudh played a very good key board dis. of M.S.Martin. He played his main Hindolam well. Alapana though short was good. Krithi Samajavaragamana well. Played Srichakra very well it is very difficult for key board artists.

Mridangist Varun dis. of Umayalpuram Mali and Morsing Sai Subramaniam dis. of A.S.Krishnan gave a good support.


On 26th October 2007 (Friday)
at 6.00 PM .Vocalist L.Srividhya dis.of. Suba Ganesan rendered an excellent concert. Started with Suddha Dhanyasi Varnam. Ekadhanthan Bajeham in bilahari she did a short alapana and swaram. Sobhillu sapthaswara was good. Main Bhairavi raga alapana was though short it was good. She sang the thukkadas Balagopala, Govardhanagiri and Dhandayuthapani’s ragamalika thillana very well.

Accompaniments, violinist T.K.Vidya dis. of  Dwaram Mangathyaru  and mridangist  R.Siva subramanian dis. of Tambaram Rajagopal gave a very good support to Srividya

At  7.15 PM  - R.Giridharan rendered an excellent vocal concert for VDS. His Saveri Varnam was good. Samikkusari in kedaragowlai, Sarsasama also very good. Main Natakapriya for Idhisamayamu  raga alapana, kriti, niraval, kalpana swaras, sang with fine knowledge with full of confidence. Learning under the able guidance of Leelavathy Gopalakrishnan & G.Srikanth. His Voice is bold and clear. Sarasaksha in bandhuvarali, govindkadaya in kambodhi was fine.

Violinist M.Vijay and mridangist Girish S.Sundar dis. of Umyalpuram Sivraman rendered their excellent support to the main artist.



On 21st October 2007 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM
. A very good Key-board concert by Srikrishnan a student of B.H.Murali, started with Vaathabi, Siva siva in panthuvarali, Saraswathy in saraswathy, Marivere, Entharo, Manavyalakim all played well.. Main Panchashat pita roopini in karnatka devakanthari alapana, kriti, swaram all played well.

Played Mani iyer notes, paarukulle nalla naadu, thillana in kamas played well

Mridangist Thriyambak Premchander student of Thiruvarur Bakthavatsalam, gatam S,Krishna dis. of V.Suresh rendered their good support.

At 7.15 PM The Bangalore based Arun.S.Mahadevan, shishya of Lakshmi V.Suparna @ B’lore, O.S.Thiagarajan and Prof. TRS @ Madras started with Jalajakshi varnam He sang Karaharapriya’s  ganapathiye well as sub-main. Main Bilahari for narasimha alapana, niraval and swarams all very good. He sang the lone thukkada Unnadiye gathiendru nicely.

Priyamvadha, violinist student of Akkarai Swaminathan and V.Prashanth student of Karaikudi V.M.Ganesan percussionist gave very good support.


On 20th October 2007 (Saturday)
at 6 PM. Little S.Anjani  played an Excellent veena concert, dis. of  Kamala Aswathaman with fine fingering flow and melodious At 11 her confidence is of high order. Started with siddhi vinayakam, devadhi deva, ksheera sagara, himagiri thanaye kritis all played well. Her main Pakkala in karaharapriya, a well knit alapana and swaram, she also played thaanam. She played bhavayami and sivaranjani thillana also well.

Here a special mention about the Mridangist is another little girl S.Aswini is just 9, dis. of Dr.T.K.Murthy who supported her sister extreamly well and the gatam artist also another little S.Krishna dis. of V.Suresh gave a good support.

At 7.15 PM  R.Kaavya dis. of  Mahalakshmi Natarajan and S.Rajam rendered an excellent and very much improved concert. This her 8th appearance for VDS, singing from the year 2000. Her saariram is fine, sweet and clear. Padaandhram is very good. Started with Swathi thirunal’s shankarabhranam a ada thala varnam. Selection of the songs are very good from different vaageyakaras. Some of them rare and not heard often.    
Sarva vignaharana in abhogi of Venugopal’s kriti, Maa janaki in kambodhi, Brovavamma in maanchi Paranthamavathy in dharmavathy (Main) and Sringara in varunapriya a composition of koteeswaraiyer and sri madhava in bahag.


Srividhya R.S.Iyer dis. of Lalitha Raghavan on violin &  Vignesh Rajagopal dis. of  Umayalpuram Sivaraman, the percussionist  accompanied the main artist very well.



On 19th October 2007 (Friday) at 6.00 PM . S.Vasavi, dis of Saroja Balasubramanian  rendered a very good vocal concert. Started with Begada Varnam. Her  Sureswaram in gambiranattai, sabapathikku, sadhasaleswaram in bhoopalam, bajanaseyaradha in atana were good. Karaharapriya’s senthila aandavan  alapana and swaram were very good. Karnaranjanai Thillana and Sri jagdheeswari sang very well. Her voice is versatile, sweet and clear especially in higher optre.  

Accompaniments, violinist Srinivasa Varadha and  mridangist K. R.Narayen gave a good support to Vasavi.

At 7.15 PM  - S.Sindoori , a child prodigy gave her 8th and excellent vocal concert for VDS. She started giving concert @ VDS since 1999 her first one and then regulerly. Now we are happy to note that she improved in all departments, raga, niraval, kalpana swaras, manodharma and she seems to be a matured artist now with full of confidence. Learning under the able guidance of Leelavathy Gopalakrishnan & Neyveli Santhanagopalan .

Her concert was marked by excellent manodharma, all round knowledge innovative pidis, swarams. Voice is bold & weighty with perfect laya. Started with Pandhuvarali Varnam, Ganapathiye in karaharapriya, sub-main Hiranmayim in lalitha, Parvati ninnu in calgada  were simply superb. Main Ika nannu in bhairavi alapana shows his high standard and kalpanaswaram had variety. Lalgudi’s Thillana in pahadi was very nice.

Violinist Srinivasa Varadhan gave a good support, should improve lot

Mridangist R.Charan and the gatam artist Prashanth rendered their excellent support to the main artist.


On 7th October 2007 (Sunday)
at 6.00 PM. M.Malathi a student of Lalitha Santhanam gave an excellent concert with her sweet voice with brigas, gamakas. Started with Vanajakshi and continued with a good mohanam for evaroora as sub-main She rendered the kriti well.Kalpana swaram also good. Main Simhendra Madhimam was good she sang with raga lakshna and bhava. Bhogendra Sayinam the lone thukkada was fine.

Violinist Shraddha  dis.of Radha Sundaresan and Mridangist K.Sriram school of Kumbakonam Rajappaiyer, rendered their good support.

At 7.15 PM The girl belongs to Tanjore T.S.Mathangi, started with vasantha varnam Her sub-main lathangi kriti sang well. Main kamboji was very good, after an elaborate alapana she san g the lengthy krithi sri subramanyaya well. Her kalpana swaram was good, but occasional nocil tone. The concert lacked pep. She could have added one or two fast kritis. She sang the thukkadas nicely especially Brindavana Saranga.

R.Nagarajan violinist student of Vittal Ramamurthy and Vignesh Rajagopal student of Umayalpuram Sivaraman and Srirangarajapuram S.R.Jayaraman percussionist gave very good support.



On 6th October 2007 (Saturday)
at 6 PM. K.Anirudh played a very good keyboard dis. of M.S.Martin. He played his main Hindolam well. Alapana though short was good. Krithi Samajavaragamana well. Played Srichakra very well it is very difficult for key board artists.

Mridangist Varun dis. of Umayalpuram Mali and Morsing Sai Subramaniam dis. of A.S.Krishnan gave a good support.

At 7.15 PM Srividya R.S.Iyer daughter and dis. of Gita Ramasubaramanian (one of the famous Mayavaram Sisters)  rendered an excellent and very much improved concert. Her saariram is fine, sweet and clear. Padaandhram is very good. Started with Canada ada thala varnam. Selection of the songs are very good from different vaageyakaras.    

Her sub-main suddha saveri for Thaye Thirubura Sundari with detailed alapana, of course she could not avoid reputation if pidis in that raga. Sang the kriti well. Main Rishabapriya a difficult and rare raga for alapana but she did it very well. Kalpana swaram had variety.

Sudha R.S.Iyer dis. of Lalitha Raghavan on violin supported her sister very well. K.Praveenkumar dis. of Guruvayur Durai, the percussionist and Chandrasekar sharma  dis. of T.H.Subash Chandran and Vikku Vinayakram the gatam artist, both compained and accompanied the main artist very well.


On 5th October 2007 (Friday)
at 6.00 PM .Adithya Ram, the flautist dis. of vetran Alathoor G.Natarajan  rendered an excellent concert. Started with Vasantha Varnam. His  Endaro Mahanubavalu was good. Thodi is a difficult raga to paly on flute, but this little boy played the raga flawlessly. Alapana was though short it was good. He played the kriti Koluva Marakatha very well. Kalpanaswaram also very well. Thillana was very good.

Accompaniments, violinist Shyam who is the. of  Lalitha Raghavan  and mridangist Akshay Ram dis. of Umayalpuram Sivaraman gave very good support to Adithya.

At  7.15 PM  - Born in a musical family, between a Vocal artist Padma Chandilyan and Mridangam artist Srimushnam Rajarao, is non other than the vocalist R.Raghavendra. Learning under the guidance of Sanjay Subramanian .

His concert was marked by excellent manodharma, all round knowledge innovative pidis, swarams. Voice is bold & weighty with perfect laya. Confidence is of high order, since music is in his blood. Started with Saveri Varnam, Vallaba Nayaka in begada was simply superb. Main Inthasowkiya in kaapi alapana shows his high standard and kalpanaswaram had variety. His father’s Thillana in Behag was very nice.

Violinist M.Vijay, Mridangist Srivanchiam Sriram and the gatam artist Prashanth rendered their excellent support to the main artist. All the four compined well as a senior musician’s concert.