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
Under the able guidance of her guru, Ananya has received several prizes at the Cleveland Aradhana festival and was chosen as 'The Best Stage Performer' on Jaya TV’s Carnatic Music Idol USA in 2011. She has performed in various venues around Chennai in the last three years during the music season. She has given several performances in the USA as well as Indian National Television.
Ananya has also been studying Hindustani Vocal Music from renowned violinist, Smt. Kala Ramnath. Ananya is also an accomplished Vainika and trains under Sri Srikanth Chary, a senior disciple of Sri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman. Ananya is a recipient of the 2011 'Alliance for California Traditional Arts' Fellowship Award.
Ananya also hails from a musical family. Ananya’s father, Sri Ashok Subramaniam is a musician and teacher residing in Bay Area, California. From her paternal side, Ananya is the grand-niece of Sri. K.R. Kumaraswamy and Sri. K.R. Kedaranathan. On her maternal side, her great grandmother is a disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Kallidaikuruchi Vedanta Bhagavatar and Ramalinga Bhagavatar.
Vignesh is also learning vocal carnatic music from Smt. Meena Kothandaraman, a disciple of Sri. M.S. Anantharaman, and more recently from violinist Sri. R.K. Shriramkumar.
Nithya is not only blessed to have such dedicated teachers, but also to have a sister, Sandhiya Ravichandran and a cousin Ramya Ramadas, who have rendered great support for her music learning and career.
In September 2012, at the age of 11, Nithya performed her first solo concert in Los Angeles. She participates and performs regularly at the Thyagaraja day and Dikshitar day events organized by South Indian Music Academy (SIMA) and at Swathi Thirunal events organized by OHM.She has also participated in the junior level Krithi vocal competition organized by Cleveland Aradhana and has won awards for two consecutive years.
Nithya will be graduating from Lawrence Magnet Middle School with honors and is enrolled in the Van Nuys Magnet High School for Fall 2014.
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advanced training from Shri Neyveli S. Narayanan.
Karthik has accompanied several senior artists in the Southern California area and has given concerts around the US. He is a regular participant in the Southern California aradhana festivals and music programs. Karthik is also an accomplished kanjira player having given concerts in the US and in India.
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.
At the age of three, Manamohan started showing innate musical gift with a keen ear for music, by recognizing few ragas and penchant for rhythm. This made his parents to foster the god given talent. At the age of five, Manamohan started learning Karnatic Vocal. Started learning under guru Vidushi Smt. H. N. Rajalakshmi (w/o Vidwan H. K. Narasimhamurthy, Violinist) and pursued further from gurus Vidushi Smt. Vasanta Sundararajan and Vidushi Smt. Pushpa Srinivasan in Mysore.
At the age of seven he started learning Karnatic Mandolin under Vidwan Sri. A. V. Dattatreya and pursued further from Vidwan Sri. C. Vishwanath and Vidwan Sri. H. K. Narasimhamurthy (Violinist) in Mysore. Immensely influenced by vocal, later on, he ardently pursued Karnatic vocal. Manamohan has a Bachelor’s degree (BE) in ‘Environmental Engineering’ and a Master’s degree (MS) in ‘Environmental Science – Hazardous & Waste Materials Management’. Since 2007, he has been working at University of California, Los Angeles – UCLA as an ‘Environment, Health & Safety’ professional.
Music Career Highlights
- First Prize at the National Level All India Radio (AIR) Competition - Karnatic Devotional, 2002.
- Recipient of National Scholarship for Karnatic Vocal. (Center for Cultural Resources & Training – CCRT, 1992 - 2002)
- Recipient of State Scholarship for Carnatic Vocal. (Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy – SNA, for three consecutive years)
- Won several first prizes in music competitions held at prestigious organizations. Also won First prizes in concert competitions. To mention a few: Ganabharati, Mysore Music Association, J.S.S Mysore, Rama Seva Mandali-North, Nadasudha - Shimoga.
- Was invited as a guest faculty at "Meadows School of Arts - Music", Southern Methodist University - Dallas, Texas 2006.
Anirudh is a regular performer in many of Chennai's prestigious sabhas during the Chennai December Season festival, and has performed in several other cities in India as well as abroad. Recently, he received the Thanjavur S. Kalyanaraman Endowment Award from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai, for a merit-worthy concert he sang in the sabha's 2011 Gokulashtami Festival Concert Series. He was also featured in the Madras Music Academy's 2012 Spirit of Youth Festival, for which he was awarded "Best Male Vocalist," as well as the Academy's HCL Concert Series in 2013. Anirudh is now doing his Masters degree at Stanford University, where he is studying Computer Science.
Nirmal earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently pursuing his MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.