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LOTUS May 2017 concerts

Date: saturday, MAY 20th, 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

Urmika Balaji (Violin)
Pranav Tirumalai (Mridangam)


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

Avinash Anand (Vocal)
Aparna Thyagarajan (Violin)
Srivatsan Tennathur (Mridangam)


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

Ananya Devanath (Veena)
Srivatsan Tennathur (Mridangam)

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Urmika Balaji (Violin)
Urmika Balaji is a 6th grader at Sunnyvale middle school. She started learning violin from her father Mahesh Balaji at the age of 7. From the summer of 2015, she was fortunate to come under the tutelage of Padmashri Sangita Kalanidhi A. Kanyakumari. She also learns vocal music from Sri Paduka Academy. She is also guided by her uncle K. Chandrasekaran. Besides music, Urmika loves to do acrylic painting and read books. She also does taekwondo and loves to swim.


Pranav Tirumalai  (Mridangam)
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.

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Avinash Anand (Vocal)
Avinash is a 7th grader at Windemere Ranch Middle School in San Ramon. He learns carnatic vocal music for the past 7 years from Vivek Sundararaman and Hari Devnath. Avinash is also learning Mridangam from Sri. Ramesh Srinivasan. With his guru's blessings, he had his Mridangam Arangetram with Sangeet Samrat Chitravina N. Ravikiran on Jan' 2016. 

Aparna Thyagarajan (Violin)
Aparna Thyagarajan started showing interest in Carnatic music from a very young age. She had her initial training in Carnatic vocal music from her mother Smt. Rama Thyagarajan, and started learning the violin at the age of 10. She is currently under the guidance of her uncle Vidwan Sri Delhi P. Sunderrajan for both vocal and violin. Aparna has provided violin accompaniment for many Bay Area schools, competitions, and individual artists. She has won first prize in multiple categories for the violin competition held by the prestigious Cleveland Aradhana Festival. She has also given solo violin duets with her brother Vignesh Thyagarajan. Aparna has performed vocal music for various organizations throughout the Bay Area and has performed in Chennai as a part of the December Music Season. Aparna is currently a Junior at Cupertino High School in Cupertino, CA.

Srivatsan Tennathur (Mridangam)
Srivatsan has been learning Mridangam from Sri Ramesh Srinivasan of the Sarvalaghu Percussion Art Center. He was privileged to perform his Arangetram playing for his vocal guru, Sangita Kalanidhi, Dr. T.V.Gopalakrishnan. Srivatsan's Mridangam playing style is greatly influenced by his strong vocal training. He thoroughly enjoys learning veena from Smt. Anuradha Sundar and is an avid seeker of music. Srivatsan is a Senior at Cupertino High and is an athlete who plays Varsity Basketball for his school.


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Ananya Devanath (Veena)
Ananya Devanath is a 8th grader at Chaboya Middle School, San Jose. Ananya has been learning   the Veena from Sri Srikanth Chary (Nada Nidhi School of music) for the past seven years . Ananya also learns vocal music from Sri Paduka Academy.  Ananya enjoys playing veena and singing with her group and by herself at various music events.  She loves to read books and write stories during her free time . 

Srivatsan Tennathur (Mridangam)
Srivatsan has been learning Mridangam from Sri Ramesh Srinivasan of the Sarvalaghu Percussion Art Center. He was privileged to perform his Arangetram playing for his vocal guru, Sangita Kalanidhi, Dr. T.V.Gopalakrishnan. Srivatsan's Mridangam playing style is greatly influenced by his strong vocal training. He thoroughly enjoys learning veena from Smt. Anuradha Sundar and is an avid seeker of music. Srivatsan is a Senior at Cupertino High and is an athlete who plays Varsity Basketball for his school.