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LOTUS April 2017 concerts

Date: saturday, april 15th, 2017

TIME: 1.30 PM to 5.00 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 - Intermediate 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Adithi Tirumalai (Vocal)
Keshavan Srivatsan (Violin)
Amit Ranganathan (Mrudangam)


Concert #2 - Junior        3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Vasudha Iyer (Vocal)
Gowri Datta (Violin)
Sriram Subramanian (Mrudangam)


Concert #3 - Junior        4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Akshat Tirumalai (Vocal)
Keshavan Narayanan Srivatsan (violin)
Pranav Tirumalai (Mrudangam)

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Adithi Tirumalai (Vocal)

Adithi​ Tirumalai​ has been learning​ carnatic​ vocal​ music​ under the tutelage of Smt. Subhapriya Srivatsan who underwent extensive​ training​ under ​eminent musicians such as her father, Divyanamasankeertanam exponent Thiruvaiyaru Sri. S. R. Krishnan, ​Sangeetha Kalanidhi Professor S. Ramanathan, Sangitha Kalanidhi Sri. KV Narayanaswamy, ​Vairamangalam Sri Lakshminarayanan and Smt. Jayalakshmi Santhanam​. Adithi is also blessed to be under the guidance of Vidwan Sri. Hemmige V. Srivatsan who is a leading exponent of the Ariyakudi​ Ramanuja Iyengar and KV​ Narayanaswamy​ vocal tradition.​ In addition to vocal music,​ Adithi learns veena from​ Vidwan​ Sri. Mahidhar Thirumala.

Adithi is a senior at Wilcox High school in Santa Clara.


Keshavan Narayanan Srivatsan (Violin)

Keshavan Narayanan Srivatsan is a Carnatic vocalist and violinist, belonging to the Legendary Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar & Palghat K.V. Narayanaswamy Lineage.  He has been training in vocal music under his parents Smt. Subhapriya K. Srivatsan and Hemmige Sri V. Srivatsan since a very young age and continues to train on the violin with his father.  Keshavan has also had the rare privilege of learning with illustrious musicians such as Vidushi Smt. Padma Narayanaswamy (his Parama-guru-pathni) and Vidushi Smt. Jayalakshmi Santhanam.  Keshavan is a 10th grader at Branham High School.  


Amit Ranganathan (Mrudangam)

Amit Ranganathan has been a disciple of Sri. Ravindra Bharathy Sridharan for the past 10 years and performed his mrudangam arangetram in 2013 accompanying Isai Peroli Sri. Neyveli Santhanagopalan in San Jose, California.

Amit regularly accompany musicians and students of various Bay Area and Sacramento music schools. He has accompanied for vocal and Bharatanatyam dance arangetrams and dance programs in and out of the Bay Area.

In Cleveland, Amit won the first place award in the senior mrudangam competition.

In addition to learning mrudangam, Amit has learnt Carnatic vocal music from Smt. Jayashree Varadarajan.

Amit is a second year student at San Jose State University majoring in Computer Science and continues to support the Carnatic music community all around USA on a regular basis.

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Vasudha Iyer (Vocal)

Vasudha Iyer has been learning Carnatic music under the tutelage of Guru Shri Ashok Subramaniam, Gandharva Vidhya Center, Cupertino.

Vasudha Iyer also learns Veena from Shri Rajan Vaideeswaran, Guruvaram School of Music. She enjoys playing Clarinet at the School Marching Band . She has completed certificate of Merit, Level 5 in Piano.

Vasudha is a 9th grader at Amador Valley High School.  She is a voracious reader and loves to have a dog :)


Gowri Datta (Violin)

Gowri Datta is a student of Vidwan Sri Delhi P. Sunderrajan and is pursuing violin and vocal training under his guidance. Prior to this, she learned vocal under Smt Jayanthi Umesh and violin under Aravind Sheshadri. 

She is currently a sophomore at Dublin High School.


Sriram Subramanian (Mrudangam)

Sriram has been learning mridangam from Sri. Gopi Lakshminarayan, of Sharada School of Thala Vadhya, since January 2012. Prior to that, Sriram was learning from Sri. Sekhar Sarukkai for two years. Sriram had his mridangam arangetram in August 2016, accompanying Sangeetha Rathnakara Vidwan Neyveli Sri. R. Santhanagopalan.

He also learns Carnatic vocal from Smt. Chandrika Pai.

Sriram Subramanian is a 9th grader at Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon.
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Akshat Tirumalai (Vocal)

Akshat Tirumalai has been learning carnatic vocal music under the tutelage of  Sri. Vivek Sundararaman and Sri. Hari Devanath of Sri Paduka Academy for the past 6 years. Apart from learning carnatic vocal music, he also learns mrdangam from Sri. Karthik Gopalaratnam. Akshat is a 7th grader at Stratford Middle School in Sunnyvale.


Keshavan Narayanan Srivatsan (Violin)

Keshavan Narayanan Srivatsan is a Carnatic vocalist and violinist, belonging to the Legendary Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar & Palghat K.V. Narayanaswamy Lineage.  He has been training in vocal music under his parents Smt. Subhapriya K. Srivatsan and Hemmige Sri V. Srivatsan since a very young age and continues to train on the violin with his father.  Keshavan has also had the rare privilege of learning with illustrious musicians such as Vidushi Smt. Padma Narayanaswamy (his Parama-guru-pathni) and Vidushi Smt. Jayalakshmi Santhanam.  Keshavan is a 10th grader at Branham High School.  


Pranav Tirumalai (Mrudangam)

Pranav Tirumalai is a freshman at Mission San Jose High School, Fremont. He started learning Mrdangam at the age of 6 under the able guidance of Sri. Ravindrabharathy Sridharan. He is currently under the tutelage of Sri Trichur C. Narendran, one of the prime and early disciples of Sri Palghat Raghu and who has accompanied more than five generations of musicians. Pranav has been blessed to accompany Vidwans & various music schools of Bay Area. Listening to music and observing techniques of great artists are his favorite leisure time activities. He is part of his school’s Tennis and Basketball teams.