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LOTUS monthly concert for July 2010

Date: Saturday July 17th, 2010 - 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM

VENUE:  SANATHANA DHARMA KENDRA

897 Kifer Road, Suite 1, (inside RTS Building Complex)

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.

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Junior COncert: 2.00 PM to 2.45 PM

Sree Sruthi Sarva - Vocal

Sruthi Sarathy - Violin

Chinmai Raman - Mridangam


Senior COncert: 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM

Dr. Padma Rajagopal - Vocal

Lakshmi Balasubramanian - Violin

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Sree Sruthi Sarva - Vocal

Sruthi is a student of Smt. Sangeetha Swaminathan.
Sruthi enjoys classical music and has performed in various temples, events and competitions in the Bay Area.


Sruthi Sarathy - Violin Accompaniment

Sruti Sarathy has been a violin and vocal student of Anuradha Sridhar since 2001. She has won many prizes in competitions held in Cleveland and the Bay Area, including the Concert Competition at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana. She has given performances both as a soloist and as an accompanist in the Bay Area and in India. In addition, she has been a part of many of Trinity Center's school performances. Sruti will be a junior at Gunn High School this fall.


Chinmai Raman - Mridangam Accompaniment

Chinmai Raman is a disciple of Shri. Thiruvarur Bakthavatsalam. He has been learning mridangam from a young age and came under the guidance of Shri. Bakthavatsalam four years ago. Chinmai has accompanied several talented young students from many music schools and other artists at several venues in CA. He has performed in Swaralahari and Stanford radio. Last December, he had the opportunity to perform in the music season in India. Chinmai learns vocal music from Shri. Hari Devanath. He will be a junior at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, this fall.



Dr. Padma Rajagopal 



Padma Rajagopal had her early training from her grandmother, Natu Lakshmi Ammal, a disciple of the renowned musician of yesteryears, Kanchipuram Naina Pillai. Later, she had formal training under Sri Gopal Rao, a disciple of Thiruvottriyur Thyagayer.. She later had intensive training in concert singing under the popular musician Padmassri D. K. Jayaraman. She also had guidance from the well known artist-musician Sri S. Rajam and Thivarur Sethuraman. 

Padma Rajagopal after graduating in Hindustani Music from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, continued her training in Hindustani Vocal Music under Prof. Narayan Rao Patwardan, then Professor and Dean of Music, M. S. University of Baroda. She also completed her Ph.D in Music under the guidance and encouragement of Prof. N. Patwardan and Prof V. C. Ranade, Head of the Dept. of Music, M.S. University., and Prof. N Ramanathan, Prof. and Dean of Dept of Music, Madras University. The thrust of her research work was the Study of Systems of Raga Classification from Sarangadeva (13th century) to Venkatamakhi (17th century) 


Lakshmi Balasubramanian 

· A good Violinist with more than 800 concerts to her credit, Lakshmi has received guidance from Prof. H.V. Krishnamurthy, Vid. S.V.Narayan and Vid. H.K. Venkataram . 

· A young artiste of very high potential, she has performed and accompanied numerous artists all over the country including Vid. TV Gopalakrishnan, Vid RK Srikanthan, Vid. Seetalakshmi Venkatesan, Vid RA Ramamani and others. 

· She has received awards and honors including Ananya Pratibhe Award and the Prathibakankshi awards. 

· Best violinist award from Ananya Cultural Academy, Malleshwaram Sangeeta Sabha, Gayana Samaja, Nadajyoti Sangeeta Sabha, Karnataka Gana Kala Parishat and many others 

· She has a rare distinction of obtaining the 1 rank in Junior, Senior and Vidwat Music Exams.

She is a B-High grade artist of All India Radio. 

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