LOTUS April 2014 monthly concert


TIME: 1.30 PM TO 4.30 PM


193 Commercial St,

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Phone: (408) 481-9242

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Concert #1 - Junior 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Amit Rao (Hindustani Vocal)

Ibhanan Kulkarni (Tabla)

Ameya Rao (Harmonium)

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

Karthik Lakshminarayanan & Lavanya Kothandaraman (Violin)

Gopal Ravindhran (Mridangam)


Amit Rao (Hindustani Vocal)

Amit Rao is a Hindustani Vocal student of Shri Nachiketa Yakkundi, and a tabla student of Shri Ravi Gutala.

Amit also learns Western Classical violin, and is a 9th grader in Gunn High school.

Ibhanan Kulkarni (tabla)

Ibhanan Kulkarni has been learning tabla for almost 7 years from well known tabla maestro Ustad Surinder Mannji, disciple of great tabla maestro Ustad Alla Rakhaji. Ibhanan was initiated into tabla by his grandfather. He has been performing solo and accompanying young and senior performers for last few years.

Ameya Rao (harmonium)

Ameya Rao is a HIndustani Vocal student of Shri Nachiketa Yakkundi, and a freshman in UC Berkeley.


Karthik Lakshminarayanan (Violin)

Karthik Lakshminarayanan is known to Bay Area Carnatic music rasikas as a vibrant and knowledgeable young artist. He initiated his carnatic music training on the violin from Smt. Sivakami Narayanan. Later, he received further training on the violin from Smt. Radha Narayanan, and more recently from Sri. Mullaivasal G. Chandramouli. For the past several years, Karthik has pursued his interests in vocal music as well, and has been fortunate to have the guidance of the vetaran vidushi Smt.Suguna Purushothaman. Karthik holds a PhD from UC Berkeley, and works at Google.

Lavanya Kothandaraman (Violin)

Lavanya has been learning violin since the age of 9. After her initial training under Sri Mullaivasal G. Chandramouli for 8 years, she has been under the guidance of Sri. R.K. Shriramkumar since then. She has accompanied several young and upcoming artists as well as seasoned musicians at several leading sabhaas & temples in India and the Bay Area. She holds a Masters degree in Physics.

Gopal Ravindhran (Mridangam)

Gopal Ravindhran has been under the tutelage of Sri Ravindra Bharathy Sridharan for the past 10 years. In addition, he has attended special sessions with Sri Neyveli Narayanan. Gopal has been a sought after accompanist for various musical schools in Bay Area and has been performing regularly in Chennai for the past couple of years.

He has won several prizes in competitions conducted in the bay area, Chicago and Cleveland. In 2009 he had his Mrudangam Arangetram, accompanying Vidwan Sri Delhi Sunderrajan on Vocal , Vidwan Sri Vittal Ramamurthy on the Violin, and Vidwan Sri A. Mahadevan on the Morsing.

Gopal is a Senior at Irvington High in Fremont.