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LOTUS Sep 2017 Concerts

Date: saturday, sept 16th, 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

Siddharth Srinivasan (Vocal)
Aditya Satyadeep (Violin)
Akshay Aravindan (Mrudangam)


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

Meghana Kumar (Vocal)
Aditya Satyadeep (Violin)
Ajay Gopi (Mrudangam)


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

Apurva/Aishwarya - Violin Duet
Aditya Ganesh (Mrudangam)

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Siddharth Srinivasan (Vocal)
Siddharth has been learning Carnatic Vocal from Sri Paduka Academy (Hari Devanath and Vivek Sundarraman) for the past 5 years. He also plays Western Classical Piano. He is a 9th grader at Leigh High, San Jose. 

He loves drone racing and is an avid quizzer. He is passionate about advanced Mathematics and building circuits.


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 bay area. 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.


Akshay Aravindan (Mrudangam)
Akshay Aravindan is a disciple of Sri. Kumbakonam Swaminathan. Akshay started his Mirudangam training under Sri. Ravindrabharathy Sridaran at the age of 7. He has won many competitions like the Cleveland Aradhana Festival, Papanasam Sivan competition, Osaat and accompanied many schools in various venues.

Apart from Mridangam, Akshay is an active basketball player and he is part of his school's Varsity team. He is also a student of Piano and completed Level 7 Certificate of Merit exam.

Akshay is a 12th grader in Mission San Jose High School.
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Meghana Kumar (Vocal)
Meghana Kumar has been learning Carnatic vocal music for the past 7 years from Smt. Anu Suresh and Kum. Manasa Suresh at Shruthi Swara Laya, Fremont. She has performed at various events and temples across the Bay Area, including Tri Valley Music Circle, Livermore temple, Pranava Natham, etc. Meghana has also won awards at the Papanasam Sivan Festival in both solo rendition, and manodharmam categories, and was a part of Cleveland's Sustaining Sampradaya initiative in 2016. An 11th grader at Lynbrook High School, Meghana enjoys reading and doing taekwondo in her spare time.


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 bay area. 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.

Ajay Gopi (Mrudangam)
Ajay is a sophomore at UC Berkeley. He has been learning mridangam since 5th grade from his father Sri. Gopi Lakshminarayanan (Disciple of late Sri. Kumbakonam Narayananswamy). He also learns from Sri. Kallidaikurichi Sivakumar (Disciple of Late Sri. Palghat Raghu).  Ajay has participated in regional, national and international level competitions and has won many prizes. He has been performing during the Chennai December music season since 2013 and has performed in many venues and in the US, he accompanies various senior and junior artists on regular basis. He also has provided accompaniment support to many visiting artist from India.
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Apurva/Aishwarya (Violin Duet)
Apurvaa Anand is a vocal and violin disciple of Guru Smt. Anuradha Sridhar, artistic director of Trinity Center for Music. She is the great granddaughter of Sangita Kalanidhi Shri. T.K. Jayarama Iyer. Apurvaa was awarded the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) Apprenticeship Program 2017 for pursuing advanced techniques in violin under the master guidance of her guru. Apurvaa also plays western violin and is part of her school Advanced Strings orchestra.   

Aishwarya Anand is a vocal and violin disciple of Guru Smt. Anuradha Sridhar, artistic director of Trinity Center for Music. She is the great granddaughter of Sangita Kalanidhi Shri. T.K. Jayarama Iyer. She has won prizes in Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana and Papanasam Shivan competitions. Aishwarya also plays western violin and is part of California Youth Symphony as a first violin.


Aditya Ganesh (Mridangam)
Aditya Ganesh hails from a family of musicians and dancers and started learning mridangam from Sri N Narayan at the age of 7. Since 2008, he has been continuing his advanced training under the tutelage of Sri K R Ganesh, son of the legendary Mridangam vidwan Sri M. Rajappa Iyer. With his grandmother and mother running their own Bharathanatyam Dance Schools, Aditya developed a strong passion and knowledge in Carnatic music and dance at an early age. In addition to playing the mridangam, Aditya also learned Carnatic music. He actively accompanies on the mridangam for both music and dance performances. Aditya graduated from UCLA in 2016 and currently works as a Software Engineer in the Bay Area.