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Nagaswaram Duet Recital by Vijay Karthikeyan and Prakash Ilayaraja
J Vaidyanathan (Mridangam)
S Karthick (Ghatam)

Sunday, August 29, 7:00 PM CDT

Venue: Viewcy


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Sri. Chinnamanur A.Vijay Karthikeyan & Sri. Idumbavanam V.Prakash Ilayaraja, hailing from illustrious musical lineages, are seasoned Nagaswaram artists playing together for the last few years. This well received collaboration was fostered by their mentors, the eminent Nagaswaram Vidwan, Kalaimamani, Rajarathna Keezhvelur Sri. N G Ganesan, and the Tavil maestro Kalaimamani Thanjavur Sri. T R Govin darajan.

Vijay Karthikeyan
Born into a family of musicians, Vijay Karthikeyan, started his training in Nagaswaram from his grandfather Chinnamanur Sri. C. V Ganesan at the young age of 9, and learnt vocal music from his mother Smt. G. Krishnaveni Arjunan. He later studied Nagaswaram under Thiruppamburam Brothers. He is a 'top' graded artist in All India Radio and Doordarshan, and an empanelled artist in ICCR. He has performed in many prestigious music festivals in India and abroad. He h as also participated in many seminars and workshops on Carnatic Music. He is a recipient of several awards from prestigious organisations. Presently he is working as Assistant Professor of Nagaswaram at Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. I

Prakash Ilayaraja
Born in Tiruvarur district, Idumbavanam Prakash Ilayaraja belongs to a great tradition of Nagaswaram Vidwans. He underwent rigorous training from his father Sri K.S.Vedamoorthy from the age of 8. He later learnt under the eminent Nagaswaram Vidwan Isaimani Segal G. Renganathan. He is also a graduate in Music, from University of Madras. He has performed in many prestigious music festivals in India and abroad. He is a recipient of several awards from prestigious organisations. 'A' graded artis t in All India Radio and Doordarshan, he is one of the most sought after Nagaswaram Vidwan. Presently, he is teaching at Tamil Nadu Government Music School.

J.Vaidhyanathan hails from a family of Legendary musicians. He is the son of "Sangeetha Kalanidhi" Sri D.K. Jayaraman and the nephew of "Padma Vibhushan" Smt D.K. Pattammal. He is a disciple of "Sangeetha Kalanidhi", "Mridanga Chakravarthi" Maestro Dr T.K. Murthy. He has won several awards and titles in his 33 years of concert experience. He has been invited regularly by All India Radio for Sangeetha Sammelan and National Programmes. Needless to say, he has been travelling all over the world frequently.

Karthick Subramaniam
Dr. 'Ghatam' KARTHICK is one of the shining star artistes on his captivating clay pot instrument. His creative originality, distinct stage - presence, vibrant virtuosity, nimble fingers and a nimbler mind have all made him a most sought after percussionist in Indian Classical Carnatic Music


IMSOM's Summer 2021 Concert Series has been is made possible in part, by the UHG United for Giving program, matching grants from Honeywell & US Bank, a generous donation from the Dr. Dash Foundation, late Dr V Premanand & family, and the generosity of IMSOM's members and donors. The activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant from Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3 FM Mpls/106.7 FM St. Paul).

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