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LOTUS Oct 2017 Concerts

Date: saturday, october 21st, 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

Sanika Pande (Vocal)
Aditya Satyaseep Violin)
Pranav Tirumalai (Mridangam)


Concert #2 - Senior        2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Vignesh Thyagarajan (Violin)
Amit Ranganathan (Mridangam)


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Sanika Pande (Vocal)
Sanika is in 6th Grade at Challenger School Sunnyvale . She is a student of Smt. Vasudha Ravi and has been learning Carnatic vocal from the age of 4 . She also learns Veena from Guru Shrikanth Chary. She also plays Carnatic classical & bhajans in key board and have accompanied in various local Bay Area organizations. She has won prizes in various prestigious competitions like the Cleveland Aradhana , Sangeeth Samraat USA, Kala Aradhana, Papanasam Sivan, etc . She enjoys music and loves to do arts and gymnastics.

Aditya Satyadeep  (Violin)
Aditya is a sophomore at Archbishop Mitty High School. He has been learning carnatic violin for the past 7 years. Aditya had his initial training under the guidance of Dr.Rajalakshmi Srinivasan and is currently under the tutelage of Lalgudi Smt.Vijayalakshmi, daughter and disciple of the Violin maestro Shri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. Aditya regularly accompanies students of music schools and musicians in the bayarea. He has also had the privilege to perform at various places outside the bayarea including Chennai, Chicago, Cleveland, North Carolina and Los Angeles. Aditya has received many prizes in carnatic violin competitions organized by the prestigious Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana and Kala Aradhana. Aditya enjoys listening to music, reading and playing tennis during his free time.

Pranav Tirumalai  (Mridangam)
Pranav Tirumalai 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 one who has accompanied more than five generations of musicians. Pranav has been blessed to accompany Vidwans & various music schools of Bay Area. Pranav has been learning vocal music from Sri. Chembai R. Vaidyanathan, disciple of Sri. P.S. Narayana Swamy. He enjoys listening to music and observing
techniques of great artists. Pranav is a sophomore at Mission San Jose High School, Fremont. He enjoys playing Basketball and Tennis.

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 Vignesh Thyagarajan 
(Violin)

Vignesh Thyagarajan is a disciple of Vidwan Delhi Sri P. SunderRajan, and has been learning violin from his guru for 12 years. He has regularly accompanied in the Chennai December Music Festival for the past 5 years in leading sabhas such as Naradha Gana Sabha, Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, Kapali Fine Arts, Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Chennai Cultural Academy, Trinity Music Festival, Asthika Samajam (Tiruvanmyur), Papanasam Sivan Sabha (Madipakkam),
Cleveland Festival in Chennai, and Maarga. He has also performed at the Madras Music Academy for the 2016 Spirit of Youth series, and 2017 HCL series.

Vignesh has also performed widely throughout the USA, in various states like New Jersey, California, North Carolina, Washington, Oregon, Nebraska, and Ohio for chamber concerts and festivals, notably the prestigious Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana festival held annually in Cleveland, Ohio. He has performed many solos throughout the US and provided violin accompaniment to many visiting artists from India. Vignesh has had the privilege of accompanying his guru, Vidwan Delhi Sri P. SunderRajan, in multiple concerts as violin support and violin accompaniment.

Vignesh had his solo violin arangetram in the year of 2014 accompanied by Vidwan Neyveli Sri R. Narayanan on the mridangam and Vidwan Adambakkam Sri K. Sankar on the ghatam. 


Amit Ranganathan (Mridangam)

Amit Ranganathan has been a disciple of Sri. Ravindra Bharathy Sridharan for the past 11 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 junior at San Jose State University majoring in Computer Science and he continues to support the Carnatic music community all around USA on a regular basis.

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