Nadasurabhi Cultural Association located in Koramangala, Bangalore is in the forefront of promoting Classical Carnatic Music. Nadasurabhi conducts the highest quality music concerts every month and a week-long Annual Festival in November, free of charge to all rasikas. Our other events include a youth festival, Thyagaraja and Purandaradasa Aradhana, and music competitions for children.

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Sikkil Gurucharan on 19th July 2015

19.07.15 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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The Grand Vocal Concert



Vidwan Sikkil Gurucharan                              - Vocal

Vidwan H.K.Venkatram                                  -Violin

Vidwan Arjun Kumar                                     - Mridangam

Vidwan Giridhar Udupa                                 -  Ghatam

Concert Review

Nadasurabhi presented a vocal concert by Vidwan Sikkil Gurucharan, a young, well known, highly successful and talented artist from Chennai. Vidwan  Gurucharan has been performing for over a decade in India and abroad and is now a most sought after artist.  The way he sang the varnam in 2 speeds with neraval for charanam brought expectant smiles on every one’s face.  As he moved on to the Vasantha with brisk swara prasthara  he had set the standard for a brilliant performance to continue.  His elaboration of Kedaragowla and Bhairavi were classic and rendering of songs had easy flow.  His uncomplicated yet interesting swaraprasthara was appealing.  RTP in Saraswathi was quite short but since it was the fag end, it was apt.  On the whole his presentation was pleasing.  He was supported by highly accomplished, senior artists, both on violin and percussion instruments.  Vidwan H.K. Venkataram on Violin gave the full essence of Bhairavi in reply to main artist.  His following was excellent.  Vidwan Arjun Kumar on Mridangam and Vidwan Giridhar Udupa on Ghatam were in high spirits attracting great applause from the audience and repeated ‘sabhash’ from the main artist.  The hall was over flowing, even after extra seating arrangements were made with out leaving an inch of space in the hall.  The concert was highly appreciated.

List of songs:

1.  Intha chalamu  -  Begada  Varnam  Neraval at Charanam ‘Pagavari’

2.  Seethamma Maayamma   -  Vasantha   (S)

3.  Abhayambikayaam   -    Kedaragowla (R)

4.  Naadasusandanam    -    Vagadheeshwari (S)

5.  Koluvaiunnade         -    Bhairavi  (R)(N)-Manasu ranjilla (S)  Tani Avartanam

6.  Kapi madhuripuna – Ashtapadi   -  Kapi

7.  RTP  -  Saraswathi  “ Sharade Veena vaadana Visharade Vande thava pade” set to Misra Chaapu

8. Tamil Virutham  Raga malikai

9.  Thillana   -  Dwijavanthi

10. Pavamana - Mangalam  -  Sourashtram


Sikkil C. Gurucharan is among the foremost young performing musicians of Carnatic music in India today. He is the grandson of Sikkil Kunjumani, of the famous Sikkil Sisters. He is an 'A' grade All India Radio artist. Gurucharan has performed extensively in India and abroad, and also won numerous awards and titles including Isai PeroLi, Yuva kala bharathi, Isai chudar and Naada oLi. Also, Sikkil Gurucharan and pianist Anil Srinivasan, have brought together the Carnatic vocal music and classical piano to create a new music format which has been well received. Senior artists from Bangalore, Sri.Venkatram, Sri.Arjun Kumar and Sri.Giridhar Udupa will be accompanying Sikkil Gurucharan in this concert.

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