Kruthi Bhat (Carnatic Vocal)
Vittal Rangan (Violin)
B Shivaraman (Mridangam)
Chandrashekara Sharma (Ghatam)

Saturday November 11 2023, 6:00 PM

Nath Auditorium
Hindu Temple of MN, Maplegrove, MN

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Kruthi Bhat (Carnatic Vocal)
Kruthi Bhat, a young prodigous vocalist in the field of Carnatic Classical Music, hails from family of musicians.  Kruthi Bhat is a conservator of her genre's unique beauty and also preserves ancient tradition as she continues to innovate within it.  Kruthi is disciple of her mother Vidushi Rajarajeshwari Bhat and her uncle Vidwan Vittal Ramamurthy.  She has had the privilege of learning from the legendary Padmabhushan Lalgudi Jayaraman and Sri T R Subramanyan.  She is also blessed to recieve guidance under renowned musicians Neyveli Santhanagopalan, S Sowmya, Abhishek Raghuram, Kalyani Sharma, and Trivandrum G Seethalakshmi.  Kruthi, an All India Radio graded artist, has performed extensively at prestegious platforms all over the world and has numerous titles and awards to her credit.  She is the youngest recipient to date of the title "Kala Ratna" by Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Committee, "Isai Chudar" from Karthik Fine Arts Chennai, and "Yuva Kala Mani" from Mani Krishnaswamy Academy, "Best Female Vocalist" from Madras Music Academy as part of Spirit Of Youth series - to name a few.  Kruthi is a Computer Science Graduate, also proficient in Indian and Western Classical Violin, Bharatanatyam and Pastel/Acrylic painting.

Rangan (Violin)
A young acclaimed violinist, Vittal Rangan is well known for his flair for exintric ideas without compromising traditional aesthetics.  Starting from the age of eight, he had is initial training from Late R R Keshavamurthy and later from Sangeeta Kalanidhi Kum A Kanyakumari.  An 'A' grade artiste of All India Radio, Vittal is recipient of numerous awards - Shanmukhananda Sangeeta Shiromani, Lavanya Shruti Nipuna (Puvanur Legacy Trust); Best Concert Award from Madras Music Academy for three consecutive years; Best Violinist Award from Kalavanta National Youth Festival - 2014 to name a few.  He carved a niche for himself by not only being one of the most sort after accompanist, but a fine solo performer as well.  Vittal has provided violin support to his Guru Kum A Kanyakumari and other stalwarts of Carnatic Music.  Vittal has toured for concerts in several countries including USA, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland.

B Sivaraman (Mridangam)
B Sivaraman hails from musical family and is son of Late Sethalapathy Sri S.R.Balasubramanian, himself a well known musician and disciple of Papanasam Sivan, a doyen of Tamil Krithis.  Sivaraman was exposed to "Laya" from various school of thoughts.  Even at his tender age, he was able to reproduce "Sorkattu" (fingering) played by great doyens with ease. Initially a disciple of Kumbakonam Sri M Rajappa Iyer, Sivaraman had advanced training under "Sangeetha Kalanidhi" Dr T K Murthy.  Being a performer since the age of 15, Sivaraman performs regularly at all leading sabhas and organizations.  An "A" grade artiste of All India Radio, he has been conferred with innumerable prestigious awards from various musical institutes and sabhaas.  He has also traveled extensively in India and abroad.

Chandrasekara Sharma (Ghatam)
Chandrasekara Sharama, a vocalist and Ghatam artist,  hails from a family of musicians.  His father T H Gurumurthy is a veteran Carnatic Vocalist; His uncle T H "Vikku" Vinayakaram is a legendary Ghatam artist.  Chandrasekara Sharma initially started learning from his uncle "Sangita Kala Acharya" T H Subhashchandran.  He was blessed to accompany many icons including his uncle, Maestro T H Vinayakaram, and his uncle T H Subhashchandran as part of Rhythm Ensemble Band.  He has also played "Thaniyavartanam" with renowned maestros like T K Murthy, Guruvayur Dorai, Thiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam and more.  He has also composed music for films and TV serials.  Chandrasekara Sharma is also a vocalist and has been trained under Vijaya Siva and R K Sriramkumar.  He also trains music aspirants in the art of Mridangam, Khanjira, Konnakol and vocal music.

About the Venue:
Hindu Temple of MN is located at : 10530 Troy Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55311

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This concert is made possible by voters of Minnesota through grants from The Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  IMSOM Concert Series are made possible, in part, by UHG "Dollars for Doers" Grant, matching grants from Honeywell, US Bank, 3M, Wells Fargo, and Winnebago; Generous donations from late Dr V Premanand & Family, generosity of IMSOM's members and donors.  All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3 FM/106.7 FM) and

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