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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A Grand Flute Concert by Vidwan V.Karthikeyan

A Grand Flute Concert by Vidwan V.Karthikeyan
16.08.09 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Vidwan V.KarthikeyanFlute
Vidwan Mysore SateeshViolin
Vidwan R.AdamyaMridangam
Vidwan Phanindra Bhaskara


Vidwan Karthikeyan is a senior disciple of flute maestro Padmashri Sangitha Kalanidhi Dr.N.Ramani, having trained under him for more than 30 years. He has performed in most of the leading sabhas all over India. He has been one of the earliest Presidents of Youth Association for Classical Music, Chennai, introducing several innovations including the YACM Carnivals. He has performed under new formats like Vocal ñ Flute jugalbandhis, Veena-Venu-Violin and Five Flutes.

This concert was sponsored by Suswaralaya College of Music headed by Vidwan HS Sudhindra. Nadasurabhi likes to record its sincere thanks to Sri.Sudhindra for the same.

Concert Review

Karthikeyan's Effortless Flute Recital at Nadasurabhi.

On Sunday, the 16th of August, Nadasurabhi presented one more of its well chosen concerts. An artist's mastery over his instrument can very easily be perceived by the audience, through his own ease and comfort level during the performance as also his interaction with the accompanying artists and the listeners. Vidwan Karthikeyan during the flawless flute recital, demonstrated precisely the same. Right from the opening varnam in Sriragam, he showed total control over the instrument. Switching sharply to the one and a half speed, he even left the accompanying artists foxed just for a moment.

The choice and sequence of ragas and known compositions, greatly enhanced the enjoyment of the rasikas. The extended brigas in Dharini Thelusukonti, got him several "wah"s. The entire structuring of ragam, sahitya and swaraprasthara of the main piece in Kamboji was mature and satisfying. It will not be an exaggeration to say that he really did his guru, the flute maestro Dr.N.Ramani proud by his performance.

The absence of neraval in the entire concert was however felt by traditionalists.

Vidwan HS Sudhindra, who had sponsored the concert, through the Suswaralaya College of Music, while presenting a vote of thanks was appreciative of the packed hall of enthusiastic listeners who stayed on till the end of the concert. He indicated that the rasikas, by their participation are an important component in the survival of this great Indian art form.

Accompanying artists were Vidwan Mysore Satheesh on Violin, Vidwan Adamya on Mridangam and Vidwan Phanindra Bhaskara on Ghatam. All three of them gave enthusiastic and whole hearted support to the main artist, in their respective instruments.

List of Songs:

  1. Saami Ninne- Varnam- Sriragam
  2. Vallabha Nayakasya- Begada
  3. Dharithapuleka- Saveri
  4. Dharini Thelusukonti- Suddha Saveri
  5. Janani Ninnuvina- Reethigowla
  6. Amba Neelayathakshi- Neelambari
  7. Sree Raghuvara- Kamboji (Main)- Thani
  8. Theerada Vilayaattu Pillai- Sindubhairavi- Subramanya Bharati
  9. Rama manthrava japiso- Jonpuri
  10. Thillana- Revathi Mangalam

Entry is free for all Nadasurabhi Programmes.

Donations to Nadasurabhi are entitled for exemption under Section 80G of I.T.Act.