Manasa Suresh was initiated into Carnatic music under her mother, Anu Suresh. Since 2008, Manasa has been under the guidance of Padmabhushan Sri. P. S. Narayanaswamy, Chennai. She also learns from Kunnakudi M. Balamurali Krishna, one of the prime disciples of Sri. PSN. Manasa has won many prizes over the years, most recently the first prize at the Times Thyagaraja Awards held at the Music Academy, Chennai in 2015. She has also performed at various venues in the US, UK, and India, and is a regular feature during the December music season in Chennai. A 2013-2014 Fulbright scholar for Carnatic music and a graded artist of All India Radio, Chennai, Manasa currently works in the biotech field and teaches Carnatic music at Shruthi Swara Laya, Fremont, CA.
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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