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LOTUS May 2013 monthly concert

Date: SATURDAY, May 18th, 2013

TIME: 1.15 PM to 4.30 PM

VENUE:  SANATHANA DHARMA KENDRA

193 Commercial St,

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Phone: (408) 481-9242

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These are free events. All are welcome. Please feel free to spread this message to your friends and relatives.



Concert #1 - Junior

Abhinaya Srikant (Vocal)
1.15 - 2:00
Concert #2 - Junior

Arjun Subramaniam (Vocal)
 2:15 - 3:00
Concert #3 - Intermediate

Samhita Kadiyala (Vocal)
 3:15 - 4:30




1. Abhinaya Srikant - (Jr) - Vocal


Abinaya started learning music from Smt. Sangeetha Ayyar in Sydney at the age of 5. In the US, Abinaya continued her music education under Smt. Hema Sista, a disciple of Dr. M.L.Vasanthakumari and founder of the Sangithalaya School of Music. She has competed and won several prizes in Papanasam Sivan competition and the OSAAT competition held in the Bay Area. She gave her first mini-concert at the age of 10. She has participated in many fund raising programs as part of Sangithalaya School of Music.

Abinaya also learns Bharatanatyam from Smt. Mythili Kumar, Artistic Director of the Abhinaya School of Dance. Her other interests include reading books and art. Abinaya Srikant is a 6th grader at Miller Middle School in San Jose, CA.



2. Arjun Subramaniam - (Jr) - Vocal

Arjun Subramaniam is a student of Smt. Sugandha Kalamegham, an eminent vocalist in Chennai. Under her guidance, Arjun has grown in various aspects of krithi and manodharmam rendering, and performed his debut concert at Raga Sudha Hall in July 2011. Last summer, Arjun performed at Nageshwara Park, Chennai under the auspices of Sundaram Finance's "Kutcheri in the Park" series. He has also performed locally in venues such as Margazhi Utsavam, Ramanavami festival and Tyagaraja aradhana. Arjun was a west coast finalist in Jaya TV's Carnatic Music Idol and was recognized with the "Star Kid" award. An 8th grader at Harker Middle School, Arjun's other interests include western vocal, theater and tennis. An avid quiz enthusiast, Arjun and his team placed 5th in the country in the National Science Bowl competition conducted recently by the U.S Department of Energy in Washington DC.


3. Samhita Kadiyala - (Int) - Vocal

Samhita Kadiyala, a 8th grader at the Cupertino Middle School started learning Carnatic Vocal music at the age of five from Guru Smt. Jayashree Varadarajan, Founder and Director of Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir School of Fine Arts, Sunnyvale.

Samhita gave her first solo concert at the age of ten in a program conducted by LOTUS. She has performed in TV program by Swara Lahari , a Dheemtana Baithak, a duet concert by Nandalala Mission and a concert by the students of Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana. She has participated in her music school's productions performed at many venues in Bay Area. Samhita also learns Western Classical Violin and Bharathanatyam