25 Nov 2023, Sat, 8.15pm
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Featuring popular Carnatic music compositions, this performance offers a diverse listening experience to the audience, presenting a raagamalika (a garland of nine ragas) Varnam composed by violin maestro Lalgudi G Jayaraman, alongside evergreen krithis composed by Saint Thyagaraja and Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar. The performance ends with a light-hearted composition in the Raga Sindhubhairavi.
Mentor - R K Shriramkumar
R K Shriramkumar belongs to the Rudrapatnam family of musicians, a family with a glorious musical tradition. He is the grandson of the much respected Vidvan Shri R K Venkatarama Shastri.
Having had his initial lessons in violin playing from Vidushi Smt Savitri Satyamurthy, Shriramkumar was trained in violin playing and vocal music by his grandfather Shri R K Venkatarama Shastri. He later received guidance in violin playing from Vidvan Shri V V Subrahmanyam and in vocal music from Sangita Kalanidhi Shri D K Jayaraman.
His skills were further honed through the association and knowledge that he gained by accompanying the doyens of Carnatic music like Shri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Smt M S Subbulakshmi, Smt D K Pattammal, Shri D K Jayaraman, amongst many others.
Shriramkumar’s discography includes both solo recordings and as a violin accompaniment for reputed artists. Hehas had the blessed opportunity of participating in a very unique recording entitled Divine Unison featuring the veterans Shri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer and Smt M S Subbulakshmi.
A recipient of many awards, Shriramkumar has travelled far and wide on concert tours. His solo performances, lecture-demonstrations and workshops have also been greatly received by audiences worldwide. His musicianship and endearing personality has inspired many music students and concert musicians to seek his guidance and mentorship.
Shriramkumar's musical creations include many of his compositions, his music for many a lyric, and several dance productions as well. Some notable works that include his musical creations include Sri Sharada Stuti Manjari, a recording rendered by Smt Bombay Jayashri that contains the compositions of the Jagadgurus of Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sita Vishlesha Trayam, a dance production by Dr Vyjayantimala Bali and Sarasvati Antarvahini a dance production by Kalakshetra.
Sreeranjani Muthu Subramanian
Sreeranjani Muthu Subramanian is a Carnatic Violinist. She finished her 8-year diploma programme in the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS) in 2021 under the guidance of Guru Nellai Ravindran. She received the Special Merit Award for her performance in the SIFAS examinations in 2021 as well. She is currently learning under Kalaimamani Embar S. Kannan.
She won the First Prize in the National Indian Music Competition (NIMC) organised by the National Arts Council Singapore in 2021. She is doing her International Baccalaureate Diploma at the School of the Arts (SOTA) Singapore.
25 Nov 2023, Sat
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