DISCIPLES

AMRUT NAGSUNDER

San Francisco, USA

Education: B.E., M.S. (Comp. Sci)

Tutelage under Dr. T S Sathyavathi - Since 2004

AIR Gradation : 'B-High'

Profession : Senior Software Engineer, Netflix

Highlights:

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Key Performances:

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ASHWINI SATISH

Singapore

Education: BSc , M. Music

Tutelage under Dr. T.S. Satyavathi - Since 2000

AIR Gradation: B-High

Profession: Karnatak Classical Musician (Vocal)

Highlights:

  1. Secured gold medal from The University of Mysore in the course of M.Music

  2. Received National scholarship from H.R.D Delhi during 2001 -2003

  3. Awarded the Ananya Yuva Puraskara 2017

Key Performances:

Nadabrahma Sangeetha sabha - Mysore (2013), Naada Neerajanam  - Tirupati (2012), Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (2013), Indian Fine Arts , Dubai (2011), Shanmukhananda Fine Arts , Mumbai (2008)

Press

“...Ashwini Satish, a young artist of laudable commitment to uphold the lofty ideals

Of Indian music in its true spirit of devotion and fine sentiments, presented her vocal concert at Ganabharathi. She is endowed with a rare articulation, drawing inspiration from the lyrics of the composers of high rank. Her fine-tuned scholarship rendered the numbers balanced, melodic and pleasing.."

- V. Nagaraj - The Hindu , 4th  Feb 2011

ANJANA P RAO

Bengaluru, India

Education: B.E (TC)

Tutelage under Dr. T S Sathyavathi - Since 2006

Profession : Content Developer at Shankar Mahadevan Academy

Highlights:

  1. Has been awarded “Ananya-Nadajyothi Kala Pratibha Puraskar-2014”  in recognition of the talent.

  2. Awarded “Yuva Pratibhe 2011-12” by Department of Kannada and culture.

  3. A special certificate 3-year course ‘Sangeetha Koustubha’ with a scholarship from D.Subbaramaiah Fine Arts Trust(R)

Key Performances:

Panchadasheeya Sangeetotsava,Sagara - 2015

Swara Madhuri Program,SVBC-Tirupathi, 2014

Sunaada Yuva Dhvani, 2014

Swara Raaga Sudha-SVBC Tirupathi, 2013

SwaraJhari Sangeetha Sabha,Vijayavada, 2013

ARCHANA BHOJ

Bengaluru, India

Education: B.Sc (Electronics)

Tutelage under Dr. T S Sathyavathi - Since 1990

Profession: Karnatak Classical Musician (Vocal and Veena)

Highlights:

  1. Vidwat Karnatak Classical Vocal, Senior in Instrumental Veena and Bharatnatyam

  2. Have been imparting music training in Junior, Senior and Vidwat levels.

Key Performances:

Thyagaraja Gana Sabha (2012), Sri Dattatreyaswamy Temple (2013), Nadajyothi Gana Sabha (2006), Naadaneerajanam – Tirupati (2014)

CHAITANYA KUMAR C

Bengaluru, India

Education: BE (CS)

Tutelage under Dr T S Sathyavathi – Since 2001

AIR Gradation: "B High"

Profession: Karnatak Classical musician(Flautist)

Highlights:

  1. Mali endowment award by Krishna gana sabha-1997.

  2. Best main artist award in Youth festival at Gana kala parishath-1998

  3. Best main artist award in Youth festival at Music academy,Chennai-2000 and Gana kala parishath-1998

  4. ‘Venu gana praveena’ as Mrs Meena Nagarajan(USA) memorial award for the young talented flute artist-2001.

  5. ‘Kishora prathibha’ award from state government of Karnataka -2002.

Key Performances:

Chowdiah Memorial Hall - Bangalore, Gayana Samaja - Bangalore, Shanmugananda Hall - Mumbai, Mysore Dasara Festival - Mysore, NUS (National University of Singapore) Conservatory, Nadaneerajanam concert - Tirupathi, Perumal temple - Singapore

Press

“Child prodigy mesmerizing people with soothing music..” - Deccan herald - 1998

 

“Effortless rendition with nuances of each raga being brought out from piece of bamboo coupled with extra emphasis on the melodic niceties were eloquent demonstration of the 14 year old creative instincts...” - Hindu - 1999

 

“Bold blowing and finesse fingering & already hailed as MALI in the making….” - Trinity Mirror - 2001

“Shruthi, raga and bhava shudha with laya bigi” all done with great ease……..” - Times of India - 2001

Dr. HAMSINI NAGENDRA

Bengaluru, India

Education: M.A., Ph. D in Music

AIR & Doordarshan Gradation : 'A' Grade

Tutelage under Dr. T S Sathyavathi - Since 1988

Profession : Professor at Bangalore University

Highlights:

  1. Research Fellowship from UGC, Junior Research Fellowship from MHRD, Govt. of India

  2. “THE BEST FEMALE ARTIST” award from the INDIAN FINE ARTS SOCIETY Chennai in 1998

  3. “THE BEST ARTIST" award from KARNATAKA GANA KALA PARISHAT in 1995

  4.  First Prize from Music Academy, Madras for Pallavi rendition in 1990 and from Bangalore Gayana Samaj, Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer Memorial Trust etc. for rendering the compositions of Deekshitar, Purandara Dasa, Shyamashastry, Tyagaraja and so on.

  5. Recipient of ANANYA YUVA PURASKARA, 2008.

  6. Chair Person of the 25th Young Musician’s Annual MUSIC CONFERENCE of KARNATAKA GANAKALA PARISHAT, recipient of the GANAKALASHREE award for Young Musicians.

Key Performances:

The Bangalore Gaayana Samaja, Madras Music Academy, Shanmugananda Sabha Bombay, Naradagaanasabha Chennai, Andhra Music Academy Vizag, Karnataka Gaanakala Parishat, Rasika Ranjana Sabha Trichy,The Music Education Trust  New Delhi ,GaanaBharati Mysore, Thyagaraja Sangeetha Sabha Ananthpur, The Percussive Arts Center Bangalore etc.

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KRISHNAMURTHY T S

Bengaluru, India

Education: B.E.

Tutelage under Dr. T S Satyavathi - Since 1997

AIR & Doordarshan Gradation : A Grade

Profession : Karnatak Classical Musician (Violin), CEO Computer Care India Pvt. Ltd

Highlights:

  1. Solo concerts with finesse & grandeur at several prestigious sabhas & festivals, at national & international venues worldwide

  2. Accompanied stalwarts Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna, Dr. T. S. Sathyavathi, Smt. M. S. Sheela, Dr. Kadri Gopalnath, Sri. T. N. Seshagopalan, Sri. T.V. Shankaranarayanan Sri. Thrichur V. Ramachandran Dr. Sukanya Prabhakar, Dr. Nagamani Srinath & many more

  3. Founder, TSK School of Music (India & US), Aradhana Cultural Forum

  4. Conceptualized, composed and directed several multi violin Symphonies & ensembles - Nadavarshini, Metrozone Symphony, Thirthankara Divya Darshana, Haridasa Ganamruta, etc.

  5. AWARDS

        Kanchi Kamakoti ‘Asthana Vidwan’, Arya Bhata Award, Nadajyothi Puraskar, Gana Kala Kousthubha, Thanti 

        Vadhana Chatura,

        Award of Excellence & Excepeption Talent:

        India Association Of Tricites (WA, USA), Kasturi Cultural Society (Cleveland), USA Mayor of City of Tulsa (USA),

        Saptami Foundation (Dallas, USA), Mallige Kannada Association (North Texas, USA)

LAVANYA KRISHNAMURTHY

Bengaluru, India

Education: B.Sc. Computer Science

Tutelage under Dr. T S Satyavathi - Since 2003

Gradation : AIR B grade in Devaranama

Profession : Karnatak Classical Musician (Vocal)

Highlights:

  1. CCRT Scholarship - 2007

  2. Has been awarded “PrathibhaPuraskar” by KSEEB Teachers Association in recognition of the talent.

  3. Awarded “NADASURABHI” by Surabhi Ganakala Mandir,Mysore

Key Performances:

Percussive Arts Centre (2007), Ragadhana , Udupi (2007,2008), Nadajyothi Tyagarajaswamy sabha (2009, 2015), Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha (2009,2014), Bangalore Gayana Samaj (2010), Academy of Music, Chowdiah Memorial Hall (2011), Sri D.Subbaramaiah Fine Arts (2011), South Central Zone Cultural Centre(SCZCC), Nagpur (2012), Chembai Memorial Trust , Trivandrum (2012), Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai (2012), ISKCON - Bramhotsav, Krishna Janmashtami (2007,2008,2013,2014) Thirumala Thirupathi Devasthanam, Thirupathi - Unjalotsav (2014), Nungambakkam Cultural Academy, Chennai (2014), UNNATHI (2014), Vidwan Dr.R.K.Srikanatan Trust (2015), BTM Cultural Academy (2015)

Press

“……….her enterprising concert consisted of varied compositions and ragas interpreted beautifully…. That she is remarkably accomplished and confident in her ability was proved in the manner in which she treated Saraswathi Namosthute and Srihariballabhe impressed the rasikas… she conveyed the mystical beauty of Varali Raga … she delivered an enterprising swaraprasthara with a laudable flair, style and musical imagination….   

- Dr.M.Surya Prasad, Indian Express, March 2015

MARUTHI PRASAD S R

Bengaluru, India

Education: SSLC

Tutelage under Dr. T.S. Satyavathi - Since 1995

AIR Gradation: ‘A’ grade

Profession: Karnatak Classical Musician (Vocal), Music Teacher

Highlights:

  1. National award in “Creativity category for disabled persons” from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

  2. ‘Best Young Musician’ award from Madras Music Academy.

  3. ‘M S Subbulakshmi Award’ awarded by Ganabharati, Mysore – Governor of Karnataka- T N Chaturvedi & Lalgudi J Jayaraman.

  4. ‘Ananya Yuva Puraskar-2010’ by Ananya GML Cultural Academy, Bangalore.

  5.  ‘Ugadi Puraskar’ awarded by Telugu Academy, Chennai.

Key Performances:

Madras Music Academy (Chennai), Gayana Samaja (Bangalore), Shanmugananda Hall (Mumbai), Akashvani Sangeeth Sammelan (Tirunelveli), Rasikaranjani Sabha (Kolkata), ‘Spirit of Unity Concerts’ (Puttaparthy), Nadaneerajanam – TTD (Tirupati). Has given Keyboard classical solo performances and has expertise in singing bhajans in different languages. He has a special interest in playing in percussion instruments such as tabla and mridanga.

Press

"...With good voice, pronunciation and good selection, Maruthi Prasad delighted the audience.”   

- Vid. Mysore V. Subramanya, Deccan Herald, 2015

MEGHANA MADUSUDHAN

Bengaluru, India

Education: 4th Year MBBS Student

Tutelage under Dr. T.S. Satyavathi - Since 2005

Highlights:

  1. Pratibhakankshi’  award from Ramaseva Manadali, Chamarajpet, Bangalore

  2. ‘POGO Amazing kids’ and ‘Balashree’ finalist for India in the Vocal category

Key Performances:

Vani Education center - Basaweshwaranagar (2013), Chowdaiah Memorial Hall (2012), Ananya (2012), Thyagaraja Gana Sabha, Baseweshwaranagar (2011), Ramaseva Mandali (2010)

NANDITA PADMANABHAN

Dallas, USA

Education: B.E., M.S. (Comp. Sci)

AIR Gradation : 'A' Grade

Tutelage under Dr. T S Sathyavathi - Since 2002

Profession : Software engineer at Cisco

Highlights:

  1. First prize in the All India Radio music competitions (national level) in Carnatic Classical music

  2.  Vidwath grade holder.

  3.  Recipient of scholarship awarded by The Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India, New Delhi for advanced training in Carnatic Music.

  4.  Awarded by ITC Sangeeth Research Academy, Bombay for excellence in Carnatic music.

  5.  Recipient of central government scholarship awarded by the Government of India under Culture Talent Search Scholarship scheme of CCRT, New Delhi.

  6.  “Pratibhakankshi” award by Ramaseva Mandali, Bangalore for best Junior concert.

Key Performances:

Nadopasana (Dallas/Ft Worth Hindu Temple), Austin Hindu Temple (Austin ,Texas),  Bridge Water Temple (New Jersey for Deekshitar Utsavam), Morganville, New Jersey for Purandaradaasotsava, All India Radio, Bangalore, FM station- Amruthavarshini, Sangeethavaahini, Udaya TV,  AIR Trichy, The Bangalore Gayana Samaja, Sri Shanmukhananda Sabha (Bombay), Sri Swati Tirunal Sangeetha Sabha (Trivandrum, Kerala), Tirumala at Tirupathi, “Yuwadhwani” (Mysore), BTM Cultural Academy, (Bangalore), Ananya GML Cultural Academy (Bangalore), Percussive Arts Centre (Bangalore), Askhayaloka (Bangalore), Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha (Bangalore), Girinagara Sangeetha Sabha, (Bangalore), Dept. of Kannada and Culture (Govt of Karnataka), ICCR(Indian Council for Cultural Relations), Govt of India, Institute of World Culture, Sri Seshadripuram Rama Seva Mandali, Thyagaraaja Gana Sabha, Percussive Arts Centre, Sri Vani Education Centre, . .

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RAJESHWARI NAGENDRAPRAKASH

Shimoga, India

Education: B.Com

Tutelage under Dr. T S Sathyavathi - Since 1998

AIR Gradation: B Grade

Profession: Karnatak Classical Musician (Vocal)

Highlights:

  1. Has been performing under the aegis of reputed Sabhas and Festivals in Karnataka

  2. Has been acclaimed as possessing a brilliant voice and rendering compositions to the strict adherence to tradition.

Key Performances:

Vidyaganapathi Seva Sangha - Shivamogga, Gaanabharathi - Mysore, Ananya - Bangalore, Tyagaraja Gaanasabha - Bangalore, Vani Vidya Kendra - Bangalore, Percussive Art Centre - Bangalore, Sheshadripuram Sangeetha Sabha - Bangalore, Raagadhana - Udupi, Sangeetha Bharathi - Kundapura, Ramanavami Festivals,  AIR, Doordarshan

RENUKA RUDRAPATNA

Bengaluru, India

Education: M.A.(Music)

Tutelage under Dr. T S SatHyavathi - Since 1990

AIR Gradation: B-High

Profession : Karnatak Classical Musician (Vocal)

Highlights:

  1. 3rd Rank in M.A. (Music)

  2. First class in Junior, First rank in Senior and First class in Vidwat exam conducted by Karnataka secondary education board.

Key Performances:

Bangalore Gayana Samaja, Junior Concert, Sri. Jayarama Seva Mandali, Thyagaraja Gana Sabha, Sree rama Seva Mandali, Ramanathapura, Tumkur Sangeetha Sabha, Vidyaranya Bharathi Sangeetha Sabha, Karnataka Ganakala Parishat

Press

“Her concert proved that she has acquired systematic training, good voice and presentation. All that is needed is stage experience to climb the ladder of success.”

- Deccan herald, Bangalore – 17/03/1997.

“Her exposition of Jesinadella Marachitivo, nervalwise and swaraprastarawise revealed that she is a seasonal singer”

 - Deccan herald, Bangalore – 19/12/2005.

SANGEETHA SRINIDHI

Bengaluru, India

Education: B.E. (IT), MBA, M.Sc

Tutelage- Dr. T S Sathyavathi – since 1995

Gradation: AIR/DOORDARSHAN - ‘A’ Grade

Profession: Karnatak Classical Musician - VEENA

Highlights:

  1. AIR Annual Award - 1989

  2. I Prize in SCZCC Competition in 1990

  3. I class in Vidwat Exam, II Rank in Senior Exam

  4. Recipient of N.T.S Scholarship from CCRT

  5. Recipient of ‘YOUNG WORKERS’ Scholarship From Dept of Human Resources

Key Performances:

Gana Kala Parishat programme (1992), Kannada and Culture Dept Programmes in Mysore ,Bangalore and Gulbarga (1988,1990.1993), Every Friday concert at Yavanika (2002), Bangalore Habba (2004), Naadaneerajanam – Tirupati (2015),  ‘AKKA 2016’ (Atlantic City, New Jersey), Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple  (Dallas, Texas), Austin Hindu temple (Austin, Texas), Tyagaraja Sabha (Mysore)

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SHILPA SHASHIDHAR

Bengaluru, India

Education: B.E (E&E)

Tutelage under Dr. T S SatHyavathi - Since 1992

AIR Gradation: B-High

Profession: Karnatak Classical Musician (Vocal)

Highlights:

  1. 2nd Rank in Vidwat exam conducted by Karnataka secondary education board

  2. Has been awarded “Ananya Prathibha Puraskar” by Ananya in recognition of the talent.

Key Performances:

BTM Cultural Academy (2013, 2015), Gana Bharati - Mysore (2012,2014), Vani Education center – Basaweshwaranagar (2014), Bangalore Gayana Samaja (2012 , 2002), Percussive Arts Center (2012)

Press

“……….A great  performance is a blend of four basic qualities: Sruthi aikya, Raaga soukhya, Artha sakhya and Gati mukhya. In Shilpa’s style all these essential ingredients were present in abundance. The stamp of her rich manodharma was discernible in each of the seven major items she elaborated………She sang the compositions from memory laying proper emphasis on the meaning and metaphor implicit in them, thus creating the right ambience for the rasikas to enjoy music with single-minded attention….”   

- G.T.Narayana Rao, Star of Mysore, 2007.

SRILALITHA R

Bengaluru, India

Education: M.S (E & E)

Tutelage under Dr. T S Sathyavathi – Since 2005

AIR Gradation: In Progress

Profession: Engineer

Highlights:

  1. Starred as Kunti in the gamaka rūpaka Kuntī-Karṇa at Jayarama Seva Mandali and Ravindra Kala Kshetra.

  2. Gamaka vācana in Aṣṭāvadhānas at Gokhale Institute

Key Performances:

Avani Shankara Matha - Bangalore, Ramamandira - Bangalore, BTM Layout Cultural Exhibition, Ganesha Temple - Kalyananagar, Performed with fellow-students at Nadaneerajanam - Tirupati, Sharada Peetham, Sringeri.

SHRUTHI H V

Bengaluru, India

Education: B.E (Telecom), MBA (Finance & Telecom)

Tutelage under Dr. T.S. Sathyavathi - Since 2010

AIR Gradation: B Grade

Profession: Karnatak Classical Musician (Vocal) & Teacher, Freelance Market Analyst

Highlights:

  1. Won prizes in competitions held by various organizations such as Indian Institute of Music & Arts, Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha, Brahmana Maha Sabha, Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning, TTD Dharma Prachara Parishat etc.

  2. Won the first place (received a Tamburi as a prize) in the senior level Karnatak music competition organized by RT Nagar Cultural Association, Bangalore.

  3. Won the first place in the ‘Sangeetha Lahari’ music programme held by Doordarshan, Bangalore.

  4. Was awarded the ‘Indira Priyadashini Pratibha Puraskar’ in the state level competition organized by Hegde Cultural Academy, Bangalore.

  5. Won silver medal in the University level competitions organized by the Visvesvariah Technological University, Belgaum.

Key Performances:

Sheshadripuram Rama Seva Samithi, BTM Cutural Academy, Ananya GML Cultural Association, Chintamani Gayana Samaja.

SUSHRUTHA S A

Bengaluru, India

Education: B.E (Civil)

Tutelage under Dr. T S Sathyavathi - Since 2010

AIR Gradation: B Grade, Devaranama

Profession: Founder at Arohy Construction

Highlights

  1. Composed, programmed and performed "Cycle Anthem" theme song for Bengaluru's Cycle Day

  2. Scholarship from Karnataka Sangeetha Nrtya Academy

Key Performances:

Sydney Music Circle, Shruti - Adelaide, Kannada Sangha - Sydney, D Subramaiah Fine Arts Trust, Mahalakshmi Layout Residents Forum, Aradhana Cultural Forum, Navaratri Utsava - Umamaheshwari Temple, Kalyan Nagar, Canara Bank Colony Association,

VASANTHALAKSHMI SHREEDHAR

Bengaluru, India

Education: B.Com

AIR Gradation : "B-High"

Tutelage under Dr. T S Sathyavathi - Since 1989

Profession: Carnatic Classical and Sugama Sangeetha (Vocal), President, Swabhanu Music School.

Work :  PWD-Minor Irrigation.

Highlights:

  1. Proficiency & Passed with Distinction : Vidushi. Dr. T S Satyavathi

  2. Vision was to transmit this enthusiasm to Children at reach and beyond took shape as ‘Swabhanu Music School ’ in 22nd March 2002

  3. With more than 80 students nurtured on several genres of Music that range from Carnatic Classical, Devotional & Sugama Sangeetha till date, it has been continuously meditating on vitalizing students with true music and enriching their knowledge

Key Performances:

Vani Education center - Basaweshwaranagar, BTM Cultural Academy - BTM Layout, Annual Youth festival- Bangalore GayanaSamaja, Indian Institute of World Culture - Basavanagudi, Hampi Utsava- Hampi

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