JuLY 2022 Live concerts

We have two live concerts this month and please attend and encourage our budding artists. We will also be livestreaming the event on our Youtube Channel.

DATE: Saturday, July 16th, 2022

TIME: 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM

VENUE: SANATHANA DHARMA KENDRA 3102 Landess Ave, San Jose, CA 95132

YOUTUBE Streaming Link: https://youtu.be/ChTfKb7-NGU

2.00 to 2.45 PM

Dhivyaa Devarajan (Vocal)

Pramati Barath (Violin)

Saaketh Nandakumar (Mridangam)

3.00 to 3.45 PM

Ananya Balaji and Anagha Balaji (Vocal Duet)

Aishwarya Anand (Violin)

Akshay Venkatesan (Mridangam)

Dhivyaa Devarajan (Vocal)

Dhivyaa has been learning Carnatic music for the past 7 years and has been learning from Sri Paduka Academy for the past 5+ years under the tutelage of Guru Sri.Hari Devanath and Selvi.Rupa Ramanathan. She is an incoming sophomore at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon. She has participated and performed in several events/organizations in the bay area (CCC,SRFA, Lotus etc).

Besides music, Dhivyaa learns Taekwondo and has earned a 2nd degree Black belt. She also plays competitive badminton and likes Art.

Pramati Barath (Violin)

Pramati Barath is an incoming senior at Saint Francis High School Mountain View. She has been learning violin for 8 years and is a disciple of Delhi Sri P Sunder Rajan. She also learns vocal from Sri Hari Devanath and Sri Vivek Sundararaman of Sri Paduka Academy. Pramati is also a competitive tennis player and represents her school’s varsity team.

Saaketh Nandakumar (Mridangam)

Saaketh Nandakumar is a student of Shri Ramesh Srinivasan of Sarvalaghu Percussion Arts Center.

He is an incoming freshman at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science and was a valedictorian at Evergreen Valley high school.

Saaketh’s Mridangam arangetram was held on June 2018 in Chennai where he accompanied distinguished artist Smt. Vasudha Ravi. He has also accompanied several leading Bay Area artists and schools. He has participated in numerous events in the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, Naadaneeranjanam in Tirupathi, various Sabha in Chennai seasons and various other events in the bay area.

He is an avid runner and has won awards in various running meets in the Bay Area and at national level.

Ananya Balaji (Vocal)

Ananya Balaji is a disciple of Guru Smt. Anuradha Sridhar. She has been learning vocal and violin since 2012.She has won several prizes at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana,Papanasam Sivan ,Annamacharya competition,Saptami Foundation and Aramsei Music competitions. She will be a rising junior in American High School, Fremont,CA.

Anagha Balaji (Vocal)

Anagha Balaji is a disciple of Guru Smt. Anuradha Sridhar. She began her musical journey under the tutelage of Smt. Jayashree Varadarajan. She also learns veena from Guru Sri.Srikanth Chary.She has won prizes at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana ,Papanasam Sivan Festival and Annamacharya Competitions in California. She will be a rising sophomore at UIUC studying Computer science.

Aishwarya Anand (Violin)

Aishwarya Anand is a vocal and violin disciple of Guru Smt. Anuradha Sridhar, founder and director of Trinity Center for Music. Aishwarya is the great granddaughter of Sangita Kalanidhi Sri. T.K. Jayarama Iyer. She also plays the western violin and is a concert c master for her school’s advanced string orchestra. Aishwarya is starting at Purdue university to pursue Computer Engineering.

Akshay Venkatesan (Mridangam)

Akshay Venkatesan has been learning mridangam for the past 16 years. His initial training was under the guidance of Sri. Ramesh Srinivasan, and he is currently undergoing advanced training under the tutelage of Vidwan Sri. S.V. Ramani.

Akshay has been accompanying vocalists and instrumentalists regularly all over US and in many sabhas in the December music season in Chennai since 2013. He also learns vocal music from Sri. Hari Devanath and performed his vocal arangetram in 2019.

Akshay is a rising senior at the University of Washington, Seattle majoring in Applied Mathematics and minoring in Data Science and Computational Finance.