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Aamani Mynampati and Pallavi Mynampati
Aamani Mynampati has been learning Carnatic vocal for the past fifteen years. She had initial training in India and then when living in New Jersey continued learning from Mr. Aravind Narasimhan, a disciple of late Professor T.R. Subramaniam. She also received advanced training in India from Dr. K Vageesh, director of All India Radio, and Uma Prabhakar of the Mayavaram sisters. Aamani has won numerous awards from organizations like the Carnatic Music Association of North America and Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, and given several concerts both in India and the US. She is currently learning from Sangeetha Swaminathan. Aamani received her bachelor's degree in Economics and English from the University of Pennsylvania ,and she is now pursuing her master's degree in Speech- Language Pathology from Loma Linda University.
Pallavi Mynampati began learning Carnatic Music at the age of four. She then switched to learning Carnatic Flute at the age of eleven, under the tutelage of Dr. Bhavani Prakash in New Jersey. Since then, she has become a student of Dr. N Ramani, and has won prizes such as Best Flute Solo Performance at the Cleveland Aradhana Festival. She has also given solo performances, and has performed for many dance programs and arangetrams. She is currently advancing her training under the tutelage of Sri Delhi P. Sunderrajan, and is continuing to learn from Dr. N. Ramani over the summer. Pallavi is an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California studying Biology, and will be entering her senior year this year.
ARUN RAMAMURTHI AND SHIVA RAMAMURTHI
Arun Ramamurthi is a disciple of Violin Maestro Delhi P. Sunder Rajan. He developed his bowing and fingering techniques early on beginning with Western classical lessons at the
age of 4. He was initiated to Carnatic music on the violin by Shri Krishna Kutty at the age of 10 and has been training under the able guidance of his guru Delhi Shri P. Sunderrajan since 2000. He has also learned vocal music from Smt. Padma Kutty.
.Arun has performed both as a soloist and an accompanist at numerous venues in the U.S. and India. He has become a regular performer at the December Music Festival in Chennai, having performed at several of the leading venues. He graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Music and Economics and currently works in Newport Beach, California
Shiva Ramamurthi is a disciple of Violin Maestro Delhi P. SunderRajan. He initially started learning violin from Shri Krishna Kutty at the age of 6. He was introduced to Carnatic Music at the age of 4, taking vocal lessons from Smt. Padma Kutty. He has been under the guidance of his guru, Shri Delhi P. Sunder Rajan since 2001. He has performed in various venues throughout the U.S. and many sabhas in India, including a series of concerts during the 2011 December season in Chennai. Other than Carnatic Music, Shiva has also learned Western Classical violin. He is currently a senior at UCLA.
Day 1: SRI DELHI P SUNDERRAJAN, renowned violinist, teacher from India.
Day 2: Sri ERODE NAGARAJ, highly talented mridangist and teacher from India.
Day 3: STUDENTS FROM LOS ANGELES
Day 4: SRI SRIKANTH CHARY, veena teacher from the bay area.
Day 5: Los Angeles based Mridangist Sri.ARJUN NARAYANAN
Day 6: Message from the students of Los Angeles
Day 7: Sri Sekar Ganesan
Sri Sekar Ganesan(NJ) , all time supporter of Hamsadhwani and a proud father of two young talented artistes Varun Ganesanand Veena Ganesan.
Day 8: Raman Chakravarthy mama
Raman Chakravarthy mama energizes the organizers of hamsadhwani with his presence and the artistes with his kind words. He inspires all of us with his love and passion for carnatic music.
Day 9: Message from the student learning Carnatic Music in Los Angeles.
Day 10: Video message from Sri Ram Mynampati, an active member for Hamsadhwani and proud father of two young talented musicians Aamani Mynampati and Pallavi Mynampati.
Day 11: Students of Los Angeles
Day 12: Guhan Venkataraman, a highly talented veena artiste from the bay area.
Day 13: Hariharan Ravi, highly talented Carnatic Vocalist from Chicago.
Day 14: Ambika Jayaram, Carnatic Music Teacher from Omaha, Nebraska.
Day 15: Students from Los Angeles
HCMA organizes Carnatic music concerts in the greater Los Angeles area, with a mission to promote young and upcoming artistes and foster a community of music lovers