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LOTUS Sept 2016 concerts

Date: saturday, september 17th, 2016

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

Shraddha Srinath (Vocal)
Apurvaa Anand (Violin)
Satya Ramesh (Mridangam)

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

Gayathri Mohandas (Vocal)
Geeta Shankar( Veena)
Avinash Anand( Mridangam)


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

Mihir Madhira (Vocal)
Aditya Satyadeep (Violin)
Shrikrishna Shivakumar (Mridangam)

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Shraddha Srinath (Vocal)

Shraddha Srinath is a budding Caromatic Vocal artist. Born into a family of musicians, she has been blessed to be surrounded with music. 
She initially started learning from her grandmother Smt. Jaya Bala in MD, USA. She exhibited good grasp and talent, which impressed Maestro Late. Sri. T.R. Subramanian and he taught her a few kritis early on. In the past few years, she has been undergoing further training under grandmother Smt. Kannamma Kothandaraman in Bangalore. 

Shraddha has given concerts at Pranava fine arts, Bangalore, Hindu Temple (Dayton, OH), Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya temple (Ijjamsville, MD), and recently at the Jayamangala school symphony (Maryland), besides a few other chamber concerts. She has won vocal prizes at the Sangeet Samraat and Papanasam Sivan competitions held in the bay area. She's a sophomore at the Evergreen Valley High School (San Jose, CA). 


Apurvaa Anand (Violin)

Apurvaa Anand is a disciple of Guru Smt. Anuradha Sridhar. She has been learning both Carnatic vocal and violin and has performed in several programs by her music school, Trinity Center for Music. Apurvaa is the great grand daughter of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri.T.K.Jayarama Iyer. She has won prizes at Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana and Papanasam Sivan festival held in the Bay Area. Apurvaa also plays the western violin and is a first violin for her school orchestra. Apurvaa is a sophomore at Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, CA.


Satya Ramesh (Mridangam)

Sathya has been learning mridangam for the past 6+ years from her father, Laya Kala Rathna Sri Ramesh Srinivasan, prime disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Vellore G.Ramabhadran. She recently won the Best Percussionist  award at the Yuva-junior Sangeet Samraat event at the USA National Level in Mridangam. Sathya had her Mridangam Arangetram debut concert accompanying the violin duet concert by the Vidwan Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Vidushi Lalgudi J Vijayalakshmi with Vidwan Ghatam Suresh on Ghatam on January 3rd 2015 in Chennai. Sangita Kalanidhi Shri TV Gopalakrishnan was the chief guest for the program. Sathya is in 10th grade in Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, California.

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Gayathri Mohandas (Vocal)

Gayathri is a junior at Washington High school in Fremont. She has been learning Carnatic music since the age of 5 first under Smt. Latha Sriram. She is currently under the guidance of  Sri Hari Devanath and Sri Vivek Sundararaman from Sri Paduka Academy. She has participated in various local competitions, as well as CM Idol 2014. Besides singing, in her spare time, she loves to play and watch basketball, dance, draw, and read.


Avinash Anand( Mridangam)

Avinash is a 7th grader at Windermere Ranch Middle school in San Ramon. He has been learning Mridangam for the past 6 years from Shri Ramesh Srinivasan, Director of Sarvalaghu Percussion Arts Center, San Jose. With his Guru's blessings Avinash had his Mirdangam arangetram with Sri Chitavina Ravikiran on January 3rd 2016 in Chennai. Avinash is also learning Vocal music from Sri Hari Devnath and Sri. Vivek Sundararaman,  Sri Paduka Academy.
He has participated and won prizes in Cleveland Aradhana and Bay area competitive events. Apart from music, he plays badminton and enjoys reading books.


Geeta Shankar( Veena)

Geeta Shankar is currently a Junior at Stanford Online High School. Geeta was initiated into carnatic vocal music at 4 by Smt. Nandini Ramamurthy followed by Sri. Hari Devanath. Geeta currently has been under the guidance of Sri Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan since 2009. She is trained on Veena by Sri. Srikanth Chary. 

Geeta took her first step to performing on stage at the age of 7 and she has been performing regularly within the USA and India during the Chennai festival giving full length concerts. She is the recipient of Indian Raga Fellowship 2014, Carnatic Music Junior Idol 2011, Carnatic Music Senior Idol 2014. She has won awards in several categories in vocal and veena , including the most prestigious Advanced Pallavi and Concert Competition at the Cleveland Aradhana and Chicago Thyagaraja Utsavam.

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Mihir Madhira (Vocal)

Mihir Madhira is a sophomore at Lynbrook High.  He has been a student of Sri Paduka Academy for the past 6 years,  learning from Sri Hari Devanath and Sri Vivek Sundararaman.  He also learns Mridangam from Sri Ravindra  Bharathy Sridharan.  He is passionate about Basketball and plays for the school team.  He gets excited with fast and latest tech cars and also loves to watch any sport on tv.  He likes to draw cartoons in his spare time.  


Aditya Satyadeep (Violin)

Aditya is a freshman at Archbishop Mitty High School. He has been learning carnatic violin for the past 6 years. Aditya had his initial training under the guidance of Dr.Rajalakshmi Srinivasan and is currently under the tutelage of Smt.Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, daughter and disciple of the Violin maestro Shri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. Aditya regularly accompanies young carnatic music students in the bay area. He has also had the privilege to perform at the Bayarea Marghazhi Utsavam, Chicago Thyagaraja Utsavam, and as part of the 2014 Cleveland Sustaining Sampradya group . Aditya has  received prizes in carnatic violin competitions organized by the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana and Kala Aradhana. During his free time, Aditya enjoys listening to carnatic music, reading and playing tennis and basketball.


Shrikrishna Shivakumar (Mridangam)

Shrikrishna Shivakumar is a Junior in American High school Fremont. He is learning Mridangam from Shri Vinod Seetharaman from Detroit Michigan for the past 6 years. He has started accompanying small performances in the Bay area. He also learns music from the Legendary musician Shri Neyveli Santhanagopalan. He has performed vocal concerts in many cultural events and has won Prizes in  Cleveland thyagaraja aradhana and Carnatic Music idol etc.

His passion in music has motivated him in the art of accompaniment. He loves to teach and interested in technology.