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REVIEW - Archive 2012
An inspiring recital by Prasanna Venkatraman
By Uma Karthikeyan

The final afternoon of 2012 saw an amazing vocal recital by 27-year-old Prasanna Venkatraman at Kamakoti Hall of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha. Besides following his passion for music and nurturing his talent, Prasanna, an M.Tech from IIT Chennai, is working with Qualcomm in Chennai. »
Guhan Venkataraman, a string to the future
By Uma Karthikeyan

Guhan Venkataraman, a sixteen-year-old teenager and a 12th grade student from California, gave a mesmerizing Veena recital for Krishna Gana Sabha on December 29, 2012. »
An inspirational artiste
By Sudha Jagannathan

An inspiration to young and old, Sanjay Subrahmanyan draws respect from learned critics. Giving a concert for Narada Gana Sabha on 20 Dec, he held a complete sway over the capacity audience. »
Sriranjani does a proud job
By Ve Ve Prabhu

The audience at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium was waiting to hear the daughter of vidwan Neyveli Santhanagopalan sing. And, Sriranjani delivered it well. »
Where two is one ...
By Uma Karthikeyan

Veena is an instrument, which is always very melodious and heavenly to listen to. A combination of two veenas is a much more enriching experience. »
A fulfilling concert
By Padmini Sharathkumar

Her concerts always leave you with a sense of fulfillment - 'Paripurna Trupthi". This concert was yet another gem from this supremely talented, and consistent musician. »
Grace, thy name is Priyadarsini Govind
By Sudha Jagannathan

She was classy and elegant. Priyadarsini Govind was at her graceful best, as she gave a dance recital for Krishna Gana Sabha on December 24, 2012. »
A traditionalists’ delight
By Sudha Jagannathan

Priya sisters, Haripriya and Shanmukhapriya, gave an enchanting recital for Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha Dec 23, 2012. They were focused, and went about their concert in a devoted manner. »
Articulating musical depth
By Sudha Jagannathan

She is a talented artiste. She has rich knowledge in music. She has the ability to articulate her creativity in depth. Sowmya was fabulous, as she chose Chakravaham for an elaborate alap. »
Bombay Jayashri, music & mind
By Sudha Jagannathan

It was traditional and classy. It was marked by grace and grandeur. Bombay Jayashri provided a soulful experience as she gave a concert for Sri Krishna Gana Sabha on the evening of Dec 21, 2012. »
A deserving artiste
By Sudha Jagannathan

Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam is endowed with a melodious voice. And, her music is rich. She was arresting, as she made an elaborate alapana in Kalyani. »
Seshagopalan does justice to brand TNS
By Sudha Jagannathan

It is not enough if you are a top artiste. You should know the art of concert management. This skill was on display in full measure as T.N. Seshagopalan gave a concert for Narada Gana Sabha on Dec. 15. »
Aruna Sairam, a listeners’ artiste
By Sudha Jagannathan

Aruna Sairam is a multi-faceted artiste with an enormous repertoire of traditional Carnatic compositions. Not just that. She goes further to make even lay audience listen to her concert with simple and catchy presentation of songs such as “Madu Meykkum Kanna”. »
When tradition rules ...
By Sudha Jagannathan

There was method in his unhurried approach. And, the effect was sobering. Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan, on this chilly Margazhi evening, began the concert with a Navaragamalika varnam "Valachi Valachi". »
Sublime, the middle name of Ranjani & Gayatri
By Sudha Jagannathan

Sisters Ranjani and Gayatri are always fascinating to listen to. There is method in their manners, and way in keeping a measure of the audience. »
When the young veteran takes centrestage …
By K.T.Jagannathan

Young calf knows no fear, they say. Abhishek Raghuram was unbridled, as he sang with gusto for nearly three hours for Brahma Gana Sabha on the evening of December 6. »
An enticing recital by Priya sisters
By Ve Ve Prabhu

My kutcheri season this year started on a somewhat unwilling note. I had official work to complete, and I was very keen to finish it. My wife, however, had this concert in mind. »
Revealing the class
By Sudha Jagannathan

On many an occasion, her rendering and style resembled her guru and grandmother late D.K. Pattammal (DKP). Nithyashree seemed to enjoy every bit of her singing on the evening of Dec 9. »
Purity of music & Madurai Mani Iyer
By Sudha Jagannathan

Lakshmi Devnath is a well known researcher and writer in the field of Carnatic music. Apart from contributing articles regularly for The Hindu and Sruthi, she has written a full-fledged biography on violin maestro Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. »
When the Prince charms with music …
By Sudha Jagannathan

Prince Rama Varma gave a delightful recital for Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, on the evening of November 27, 2012. He brought the finer aspects of Shanmukhapriya raga with his dedicated rendering of Dikshitar’s “Siddhivinayakam Anisham”. »
Music, Academy & The Hindu
Music, Academy and The Hindu, make for a happy mix. For many in this part of the country, these three are venerable. When they combine, what one gets is an elevated experience. »
Styles merge as Ravikiran and Sacramento Symphony come together
By Krithika Rajagopal

While many of us would like to claim that we are a product of traditionalism and modernity, the Chitravina representing the South Indian Carnatic music and collaborating with the California-based Sacramento Youth Symphony (SYS) Orchestra, stood as a grand personification of such claim. »
Revealing repertoire to seek inner self
By Sudha Jagannathan

It was a revelation for many. It showed up the all-rounder in the usually reticent Bombay Jayashri at her imaginative best. Her command over different genres of music, her multi-language skill and her easy-to-decipher communicating methodology – all were evident. »