LOTUS Nov 2017 Concerts

Date: saturday, november 18th, 2017

TIME: 1.30 PM to 4.30 PM

Venue: SANATHANA DHARMA KENDRA


3102 Landess Ave,

San Jose, CA 95132

Phone: 408 481 9242

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All are welcome to attend these free concerts. Please feel free to spread this message to your friends and relatives.



Concert #1 - Junior        1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Varsha Shankar (Vocal)
Sahana Prasanna (Violin)
Akshay Aravindan (Mrudangam)


Concert #2 - Junior        2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Shreya Vrinichipuram (Vocal)
Apurvaa Anand (Violin)
Akshay Aravindan (Mrudangam)


Concert #3 - Junior        3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Vardhinee Prakash (vocal)
Aditya Satyadeep (Violin)
Akshay Prabhakaran (Mrudangam)

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Varsha Shankar (Vocal)
Varsha learns Carnatic vocal music from Sri. Vivek Sundararaman and Sri. Hari Devanath of Sri Paduka Academy.  She also plays western classical Violin.

Besides music, she enjoys volleyball, reading, writing and skiing.  She is an 8th grader at Bret Harte Middle school in San Jose.


Sahana Prasanna (Violin)
Sahana Prasanna has been learning Carnatic violin for the past three years from Sri. Karthik Lakshminarayanan.  She also learns Carnatic vocal from Smt. Vasudha Ravi and is a regular vocal performer in various venues in USA and in India. 

She is a sophomore at Monta Vista high school, Cupertino. 


Akshay Aravindan (Mrudangam)
Akshay Aravindan is a disciple of Sri. Kumbakonam Swaminathan. Akshay started his Mirudangam training under Sri. Ravindrabharathy Sridaran at the age of 7. He has won many competitions like the Cleveland Aradhana Festival, Papanasam Sivan competition, Osaat and accompanied many schools in various venues.

Apart from Mridangam, Akshay is an active basketball player and he is part of his school's Varsity team. He is also a student of Piano and currently completed Level 7 Certificate of Merit exam.

Akshay is a senior  in Mission San Jose High School.
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Shreya Virunchipuram (Vocal)
Shreya Virunchipuram is a seventh grader at Centerville Junior high. She had her initial Carnatic Vocal training from Smt. Nandini Ramamoorthy. She is currently under the tutelage of Sow. Sreeranjani Santhanagopalan. Shreya also learns Violin from Sri Saravanapriyan Sriraman and Bharatanatyam from Smt. Nirupama Vaidhyanathan.


Apurvaa Anand (Violin)
Apurvaa Anand is a vocal and violin disciple of Guru Smt. Anuradha Sridhar, artistic director of Trinity Center for Music. She is the great granddaughter of Sangita Kalanidhi Shri. T.K. Jayarama Iyer. Apurvaa also plays western violin and is the first violin for her school Advanced Strings orchestra.


Akshay Aravindan (Mrudangam)
Akshay Aravindan is a disciple of Sri. Kumbakonam Swaminathan. Akshay started his Mirudangam training under Sri. Ravindrabharathy Sridharan at the age of 7. He has won at many competitions like the Cleveland Aradhana Festival, Papanasam Sivan competition, OSAAT and accompanied many schools in various venues. 

Apart from playing Mridangam, Akshay is an active basketball player and he is part of his school's Varsity team. He is also a student of Piano and has currently completed Level 7 Certificate of Merit exam. Akshay is a senior at Mission San Jose High School.

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Vardhinee Prakash (Vocal)
Vardhinee Prakash is a disciple of Smt. Chandrika Pai of Nada Sudha School of Music. Vardhinee is a senior in Dougherty Valley high school San Ramon and has been learning Carnatic music for twelve years. She has performed many solo concerts here and in India and has won multiple competitions. Apart from singing she is a Girl scout and she loves dancing and she is part of Bollywood club in her school.


Aditya Satyadeep (Violin)
Aditya is a 10th grader at Archbishop Mitty High School. He started learning to play the violin at the age of eight from Dr.Rajalakshmi Srinivasan and is presently under the tutelage of Lalgudi Smt. Vijayalakshmi, daughter and disciple of the violin Maestro Lalgudi Shri G.Jayaraman. Aditya regularly accompanies music schools and musicians in the bay area. He has won many prizes in local and national level competitions in the Carnatic Violin category.


Akshay Prabhakaran (Mrudangam)
Akshay Prabhakaran is a freshman at Santa Clara University. He is a senior student of Shri Gopi lakshminarayanan and has completed his mridangam arangetram in September 2016 accompanying Vidwan Shri Sikkil Gurucharan. He has won awards at Papanasam Sivan and Cleveland Aradhana compettitions. He has accompanied many bay area artists through organizations such as LOTUS and others during music season and youth festivals.