LOTUS September 2018 monthly concerts

Date: saturday, Sept 15th, 2018

TIME: 1.30 PM to 4.00 PM


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

Adithya Narayanan (Vocal)
Prahlad  (Violin)
Shrikanth  (Mridangam)

Concert #2 - Junior        2:20 PM - 3:05 PM

Rohini Bharat (Vocal)
Keshavan Narayanan Srivatsan (Violin)
Pranav Tirumalai  (Mridangam)

Concert #3 - Junior        3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Pranav Jayakumar (vocal)
Aishwarya Anand (Violin)
Sriram Subramanian (Mridangam)


Adithya Narayanan (Vocal)

Adithya Narayanan is an eighth grader in Foothill Middle School, Walnut Creek, CA.  Adithya is learning Carnatic music for the past 9 years from Mrs. Kasthuri Sivakumar.  He attended epic choir in Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival for past 4 years and has won prizes in OSAAT, Papanasam Sivan and Cleveland competitions.

He also learns piano and secured grade certificate level 8 last year. He plays violin through his school group and got selected as solo player too. He won various spelling bee and chess competitions and learns taekwondo from CYC (Community Youth Center) and he is in Danbo Belt.

His hobbies are reading, drawing, singing, playing chess and basketball.

Prahlad  (Violin)

Prahlad is a 6th grader at Maloney Elementary, Fremont. He has been learning Carnatic violin from his father and Guru Sri. Saravanapriyan Sriraman for the past 5 years. He learns vocal both from his father and Guru Sri. Shivakumar Bhat. Prahlad accompanies in many school recitals, Pranava Naadam, SIFA, SRFA and has won prizes in OSAAT, Sivan and Cleveland competitions

AKA Sarvajith, he loves to play basketball, chess, carrom, Lego, and is interested in Carnatic trivia and personalities

Shrikanth  (Mridangam)

Shrikanth is an incoming 12th grader at American High School, Fremont. He has been learning mridangam for the past 8 years from Sri. Vinod Seetharaman.
He also learns Carnatic vocal music from Sri. Neyveli Santhanagoplan. Shrikanth’s passion for music has motivated him in the art of accompanying . He successfully finished his Arangetram in Mridangam accompanying Shri Sangeeta Rathnakara Neyveli Santhanagopalan.

He has widely accompanied upcoming talents in Bay Area and looking forward to accompany more.


Rohini Bharat (Vocal)

Rohini received her initial training in Carnatic music from Smt. Purnima Krishnamurthy of San Jose and is now under the guidance of Smt. Nandini Ramamurthi & Smt. Srividhya Ramanath. She has participated in many events in the Bay Area including CCC, OSAAT, Kala Aradhana, & Papanasam Sivan Day. Rohini is an advanced student of Western Violin and is a member of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. She enjoys reading, choir, and musical theater. Rohini is a freshman at Palo Alto High School.

Keshavan Narayanan Srivatsan (Violin)

Keshavan Narayanan Srivatsan is a Carnatic vocalist and violinist, belonging to the Legendary Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar & Palghat K.V. Narayanaswamy Lineage.  He has been training in vocal music under his parents Smt. Subhapriya K. Srivatsan and Hemmige Sri V. Srivatsan since a very young age and continues to train on the violin with his father.  Keshavan has also had the rare privilege of learning with illustrious musicians such as Vidushi Smt. Padma Narayanaswamy (his Parama-guru-pathni) and Vidushi Smt. Jayalakshmi Santhanam.  Keshavan is a senior at Branham High School. 

Pranav Tirumalai  (Mridangam)

Pranav is a disciple of Kalaa Sevanirata Sri Trichur C. Narendran, one of the prime and early disciples of legendry Mridangam Maestro Padmashri Palghat R. Raghu. Pranav was initiated into Mrdangam under the able guidance of Sri. Ravindrabharathi Sridharan, founder of Nadhopasana Academy of fine arts, Bay Area.

He also learns Carnatic vocal from Sri. C.R. Vaidyanathan, disciple of Sri. P.S.Narayanaswamy.

He has been blessed to accompany vidwans & students of various music schools of Bay Area. He enjoys listening to music and observing techniques of great artists.

Pranav is a junior at Mission San Jose High School, Fremont. Basketball and Tennis are his favorite sports.

Pranav Jayakumar (Vocal)

Pranav Jayakumar is a 9th grader at Tracy High school in Tracy. He has been learning carnatic music at Sri Paduka Academy from Hari Devanath and Vivek Sundararaman for the past 7 years. In the past, he has participated in Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, OSAAT, and Papanasam Sivan competitions and has won prizes. His interests outside of music are Taekwondo and biking. 

Aishwarya Anand (Violin)

Aishwarya is a vocal and violin disciple of Guru Smt. Anuradha Sridhar. She is the great granddaughter of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri.T.K.Jayarama Iyer. Ashwsrya also plays the western violin

Sriram Subramanian (Mridangam)

Sriram is currently learning Mridangam from Sri. Gopi Lakshminarayanan and Sri. Trichur C. Narendran.