Friday, June 8, 2012

Carnatic Instrumental Concert by Master Visveshwar on flute

Master Visveshwar is performing a carnatic flute recital on 24th June 2012 at Keyes High School for Girls, Secunderabad. This program is organized by Kalasagaram, Hyderabad.

Place: Keys High School for Girls, Secunderabad
Date: 24th June 2012
Time: 6:30 PM to 9 PM

All are co-ordinally invited. Please find below a brief bio of Visveshwar.

Master Visveshwar started playing flute at an early age of nine and half years. After the initial training under his grand father Shri Singanallur V.Ramaraja, he learnt music from senior vidwans like Shri S.R.D.Vaidyanathan, Dr R S Jayalakshmi and Shri Kallidaikurichi M Balakrishnan. Visveshwar has performed on more than 375 stages including in some of the leading sabhas in Chennai. He performed in various cities including Shanmukhananda Hall, Mumbai and Malaysia with Shri Abaswaram Ramjhi’s Issai Mazhalai group. He gave programmes in Jaya TV, Kalaignar TV, Raj TV, Sankara TV and TTD's SVBC. He received several awards including best instrumentalist prize at Spirit of Youth Festival 2010, Music Academy, Chennai, Rotary Club of Nanganallur Award for Vocational Excellence as a Child Prodigy, Venu ila maamani award by Karaikal Sapthaswaram Sabha in 2009 and Valayapatti Kashyap child artiste by Valayapatti Kashyap Naadhalaya in 2008 among others. He is listed as the child prodigy of the year 2009 by Rotaract Club of East Coast and Rotaract Club of Hindu College and most promising talent in the 12 to 18 years instrument category by Time of India. He is the recipient of Central Govt (CCRT) Scholarship for talented child artistes from 2009. He is currently studying in Modern Sr Sec School, Nanganallur, Chennai. More details about Vishveshwar can be obtained from his personal website  including some of his recordings.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sri Rama Navami concert by Smt. Ranjani Sivakumar

Carnatic Vocal Concert on the occasion of Sri Rama Navami by Smt.Ranjani Sivakumar.
  • Date: April 1,Sunday, 2012
  • Time: 6.15 pm - 7.30 pm
  • Venue: Raamaalayam, Sri Sita Rama Anjaneya temple, Kondapur (landmark- opposite Google office, Jayabheri Silicon Towers.), Hyderabad.
  • Accompanists: Sri.Oruganti Rajashekar (Violin), Sri.Burra Sriram (Mrudangam )
Ranjani Sivakumar Siddareddy is a disciple of Dr. Pantula Rama and was also trained under Sita Narayanan and N S Srinivasan. She was in the UK for quite sometime on deputation as a software engineer with TCS. Currently, she teaches music in Hyderabad. She has performed at several places in Chennai, Madurai, Vellore, Trivandrum and Hyderabad (source).

All are cordially invited.