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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Bharat Sundar Vocal on 15th January 2017

15.01.17 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Sunday, 15th Januray 2017 2016 at 4.15 PM

 The Indian Heritage Academy Hall,

Near Police Station,  6th Block,

Koramangala, Bangalore. 560 095.

Grand Vocal Concert


Vidwan Bharat Sundar                                       -Vocal

Vidushi H.M.Smitha                                            -Violin

Vidwan Arjun Kumar                                 - Mridangam

Vidwan Ranganatha Chakravarthy                   -  Ghatam


List of Songs and review:

1.  Intachala - Varnam                         Begada

2.  Sri Madhurambike                         KalyaniN&S  @ Kadamba kanana Vilasini

3.  Kanukonu soukyamu                     Nayaki  ( R )

4.  Sri Mathrubhootam                        Kannada  (S for Sadashivam)

5.  Srikanthanee edabala                     Bhavapriya

6.  Dwaitamu Sukhama                       (R, S for Pallavi), Tani avartanam

7.  Shanmukhapriya  -  RTP – Neerajadalanayana – Tisra Rupakam, Misra Nadai

8.  Devaranama of Purandaradasa       Saraswathi

9.  Virutham                                         Ragamalkai

10. Thillana                                          Hamirkalyani

11. Mangalam


Vidwan Bharat Sundar, a young, upcoming artist, gave an impressive concert for Nadasurabhi on Sunday, 15th January 2017.  With a fine presentation of Begada Varnam, he moved on to a breezy song – Sri Madhurambike of Muthuswami Dikshitar in Kalyani.  The neraval and swara prasthara at Kadamba kanana…were presented at an unimaginably high speed!  The relaxed alapana of Nayaki, for  Thyagaraja’s Kanukonu soukayamu  was rendered with all soukyam.  Dikshitar’s Sri Mathrubhootham in Kannada with swara for pallavi was an excellent treat.  Srikantha nee in Bhavapriya (Thyagaraja) was presented well.  Ritigoula raga alapana was sung in all its splendour with appropriate gamakas, followed by Thyagaraja’s Dwaitamu Sukhama.  A well planned swara was followed by Tani avartanam.  An RTP in Shanmukhapriya was executed very well with beautiful raga, masterly Thana and Pallavi – Neerajadala nayana – set to an intricate tisra rupaka talam in misra nadai.  It was adorned further, with ragamalika swaras which Bharat Sundar handled with lot of ease and competence.  With a Devaranama, ragamalika virutham and a popular Thillana of Muthiah Bhagavatar in Hamirkalyani, he closed the concert on a high note.  Though the songs list mainly consisted of compositions of St. Thyagaraja and Muthguswamy Dikshitar, the choice of songs and ragas were good and well balanced.

Vidushi H.M Smitha’s Violin support was highly admirable. She played the ragas very neatly and supported with full understanding.  She was at her best while playing Thana.  Vidwan Arjun Kumar on Mridangam, as usual, displayed his mastery, high understanding and maturity and Vidwan Ranganatha Chakravarthy also exhibited a high level of talent.

Bharat’s good rapport with the accompanying artists on the stage helped in making the concert a success!  There was an overwhelming response to this concert and one could see the contentment on the faces of audience in the end!! 


Sri. Bharat Sundar is one of the outstanding carnatic vocalists in the youth brigade. A disciple of Sri.P.S.Narayanaswamy and Dr.S.Sowmya, he is an A Grade artist of AIR. Brought to limlight by winning the first “Carnatic Music Idol” of a leading TV channel, Bharat Sundar has gone from strength to strength in his musical career. He has won the Outstanding Vocalist Award from Music Academy, Chennai in 2015, in his category. He has been performing extensively in India and abroad.

Smt. H.M.Smitha is one of the most sought after young violinists today. She accompanies all leading artists.

Sri. Arjun Kumar is a disciple of Sri. Umayalpuram Sivaraman and a senior mridangam vidwan who has decades of experience accompanying senior artists. An A-Top artist of AIR, Arjun Kmar has also won the Best Mridangam Artist award from Music Academy, Chennai.

Sri. Ranganatha Chakravarthy is a well known Ghatam vidwan who balances his own professional career with his passion for music. He is very active in the concert circuits of Bangalore.

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