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Lotus monthly concert for Sept 2010

Date: Saturday, Sept 18th, 2010

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 #1: 2.00 PM to 2.45 PM

Prithvi Guruprasad - Vocal

Divya Mohan - Violin

Gopal Ravindhran - Mrudangam


Junior Concert #2: 3.00 PM to 3.45 PM

Pragathi Guruprasad - Vocal

Divya Mohan - Violin

Gopal Ravindhran - Mrudangam


Junior Concert #3: 4.00 PM to 4.45 PM

S.G. Srimathi - Vocal

TBD.

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Prithvi Guruprasad - Vocal

Hailing from a family of musicians and music-lovers, Prithvi Guruprasad’s musical journey began early. In her early teens, she came under the expert guidance of Smt. Sangeetha Swaminathan, under whom she continued her Carnatic classical vocal training. Soon after, Prithvi’s interests in Indian music expanded and she was blessed to be able to learn Hindustani classical vocal from Smt. Archana Tamhankar and Sri Manoj Tamhankar. In the last seven years, Prithvi participated in various Carnatic, Hindustani, and light music competitions around the Bay Area, and has many awards to her credit. Prithvi is a second year student at UC Berkeley and is currently exploring her passion for music through the University’s premier South Asian A Cappella group, Berkeley Dil Se. Prithvi’s other interests include playing competitive table tennis and working out.



Pragathi Guruprasad - Vocal

Pragathi Guruprasad is a student of Smt. Sangeetha Swaminathan, and has been learning carnatic vocal for the past 6 years. Soon after she began her musical journey with Smt. Sangeetha Swaminathan, she began training under Smt. Archana Tamhankar and Sri Manoj Tamhankar for Hindustani Classical vocal. Pragathi is exploring her musical talent by also learning the Veena from Sri Srikanth Chary. Pragathi now performs regularly in the Bay Area and spends much of her time practicing and learning music. Pragathi is an 8th grader at Hopkins Junior High and she loves playing table tennis, dancing, and spending time with her sister. Her dream and goal is to become a full-fledged performing artist.


Divya Mohan - Violin

Divya Mohan is a Freshman at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, She has been learning violin from Dr. Saravanapriyan Sriraman, a disciple of Sri Lalgudi GJR Krishnan, for the past 5 1/2 years. She has given a violin solo performance at Nandalala Mission Youth Concert series and has accompanied many upcoming talent in the bay area. Divya also learns vocal music from Guru Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan who encourages her a lot on playing the violin too.


Gopal Ravindhran - Mrudangam


Gopal Ravindhran has been learning Mrudangam for the past 8 years from Shri Ravindra Bharathy Sridharan. In addition, he has attended several workshops conducted by noted mrudangists, such as Sri Neyveli Narayanan and Sri Murugabhoopathy. This summer, he underwent advanced training under the tutelage of Sri Neyveli Narayanan. Gopal has accompanied teachers/various musical schools in Bay Area and Chennai.


He has won several prizes in competitions conducted in the bay area, Chicago and Cleveland.

In 2009 he had his Mrudangam Arangetram , accompanying Vidwan Sri Delhi Sunderajan - Vocal , Vidwan Sri VittalRamamurthy on the violin, and Vidwan Sri A.MahaDevan on the Morsing


Gopal is a Freshman at Irvington High in Fremont .



S.G.Srimathi - Vocal

S G Srimathi has learned Carnatic classical Vocal and Veena from Late R S Keshav Murthy, Late V Srikanta Iyer and Vidushi Smt T Sharada. She has regularly been participating in Tyagaraja and Purandara dasara Aradane since 1995. She has regularly performed at Raghavendra Swami Aradhane in Bangalore since 2007. Recently, she has given a 2hr long carnatic classical vocal performance at Prasanna Anjaneya Swami temple, Bangalore. She is passionate about constantly improving her musical skills and learning new and rare Krithis of great composers like Muthuswamy Dikshitar, Mysore Jayachamrajendra Vodeyar and others. Srimathi is also interested in literature and has published translations and original articles and books in Hindi and Kannada.

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