About the artists:
Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam started
her training in Carnatic music at the age of five under Shri K.
Padmanabhan, a disciple of Harikesanallur Shri Muthiah Bhagavathar from
the Swati Tirunal Academy, Trivandrum. Under the guidance of guru
Sangeeta Bhushanam Shri K Krishnaswamy of Annamalai University, she
learnt detailed aspects of manodharma sangita or improvisation.
Vijayalakshmy further honed her skills under the guidance of eminent
Vidwans Shri S.Rajam, Shri T.R.Subramaniam, and Shri V.R.Krishnan.
Vijayalakshmy enhanced her proficiency for classicism and developed
into a musician with a vivid sense of proportion, evident in her
A leading exponent of
Carnatic Music, Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam has held audiences worldwide
spellbound with her mellifluous voice, her vast repertoire of ragas and
compositions, and her perfect control on rhythmic aspects of music
since her first concert at the age of twelve in Delhi. Her concerts are
rich with Raga Bhava and Sahitya Bhava imparting a tremendous amount of
refinement and sophistication in her presentations.
Vijayalakshmy has performed extensively in India and overseas. In
Chennai, the cradle of Carnatic Music, she is a regular performer at
all its well-known music institutions. A senior-slot performer at the
Music Academy, Vijayalakshmy is an A-graded artist in AIR and has
performed in the the prestigious Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan Concerts.
She is a serious researcher of music and has been invited to conduct
many workshops by prestigious institutions like the University of
Cambridge, UK, Victoria Academy, Wellington, World Vocal Music
Festival, and the International Musicological Society, Australia. She
has also had a successful maiden tour of the US in Spring 2006 amazing
the audience with her mellifluous voice and fine bhava.
the noted violinist, hails from a family of musicians. He had his
initial training from his father, Shri. Avaneeswaram .N. Ramachandran,
the famous musician and retired principal of R.L.V. College
Thripunithura. Later he continued his training under the violin
maestro Shri. Mysore .M. Nagaraj.
An A-grade artiste of All India Raio (AIR), Trivandrum, Vinu holds a
Ganabhooshanam diploma and Gana Praveena post diploma from Sree
Swathithirunal College of Music, Trivandrum. He has performed in
various venues and cities all over India and abroad.
Vinu is a regular
performer in the Navarathri Mandapam in Trivandrum Palace. He has
regularly performed in the Akashavani Sangeetha Sammelan programmes. In
his very first appearance at the senior slot
in the Madras music academy, he was awarded
the Best Violinist award in 2004 and 2005.
Vinu has accompanied renowned artistes such as Dr. M. Balamurali
Krishna, Dr.K.J.Yesudas. T.N.Seshagopalan, N. Ramani, Sanjay
Subramaniam, T.K.Govindrao, Ravikiran, Sudha Raghunathan, Vijayalakshmy
Subramaniam, and many other eminent artistes.
Shertalai Ananthakrishnan: Born in a
family with strong music background, Shertalai Ananthakrishnan had his
initial training in Mridangam from Vidwan Late K.R. Bhaskara Kurup at
the age of eight. Later on he received advanced studies from Guru
Karaikudi R Mani under the cultural scholarship of the Government of
He has also studied Carnatic vocal music from his mother Smt Lalitha
Shri Ananthakrishnan started performing in in formal concerts at the
age of 12. He has accompanied numerous stalwart musicians including
Dr.Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer, Dr M Balamuralikrishna, Madurai T. N.
Seshagopalan, T.V. Sankaranarayanan, U Srinivas, E Gayatri,
Vijayalakshmy Subramanian, Sudha Ragunathan, K.J.Yesudas, Sanjay
Subramaniam, and T.M.Krishna.
Ananthakrishnan has conducted and performed in several percussion
ensembles involving a range of instruments and many Vadhya Vrindha
& Jugal Bandhi ensembles (Fusion of Classics). In 2000, he was
honored by the prestigious Chembai Trust as Outstanding Artist. He is
an A-Graded Artist by All India Radio (AIR). He was adjudged "Best
Mridangist" by the Madras Music Academy in the 2005 season. This star
Mridangist has had a star-studded start in youth bagging
several awards, a few among them being Winner of the Universiity of
Kerala Youth Festival (1986-1989), Gold medal at the National
Inter-University festival 1988, first place and scholarship at the
Sangeetha Nataka Akademi State Music Competition in 1988, and the Best
Young Talent Recognition by Sri Swathi Tirunal Sangeetha Sabha (1986).
is located just behind the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium in
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Concert Series has been supported in part by funds
provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s
(MRAC) Arts Activities Support and
Capital Grants, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature,
for Doers” Grant, and IMSOM members. This concert is
co-sponsored by KFAI “Fresh Air” Radio (90.3 FM
Minneapolis/106.7 FM St. Paul).
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