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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Amruta Sankaranarayanan on 17th April 2011

Amruta Sankaranarayanan on 17th April 2011
17.04.11 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Vidushi  Amruta Sankaranarayanan  Vocal
Vidwan Mysore R Dayakar Violin
Vidwan R.Adamya Mridangam
Vidwan Phanindra Bhaskara Ghatam 


Vidushi Amruta Sankaranarayanan is the daughter and disciple of Sangita Kalanidhi Padmabhushan Vidwan T.V.Sankaranarayanan. Naturally endowed with a majestic powerful voice Kumari Amruta has imbibed the intricacies and nuances of the Madurai Mani Iyer baani. Having grown up in constant association with great musical stalwarts, she has developed her own unique style of concert presentation which is aesthetically satisfying and technically excellent. She is a gold medallist in her Masters degree in Music from the Madras University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Carnatic  music.   She has been accompanying her father and also giving individual concerts and has got great appreciation from critics and rasikas alike. She received the Yuva Kala Bharathi award from Bharat Kalachar, Chennai in December 2009.

Full Concert Review

Impressive carnatic recital at Nadasurabhi

Brimming with confidence, young Amruta Sankaranarayanan presented an authoritative carnatic vocal concert at Nadasurabhi on Sunday the Seventeenth April 2011. Right from the word GO, Amruta's full throated style filled the hall with chaste classical music. She commenced  the  concert with the Hamsadhwani piece Vinayaka ninnu vina with swaram  on the pallavi line. Sri Satyanarayanam Upasmahe   in Shubhapantuvarali   followed. Inclusion of this on the Chitra Pournami day with several Rama Navami functions celebrating Satyanarayana pooja, seemed quite appropriate. The popular Atana number of Purandaradasa Sakalagraha bala neene was the next item.

After a brief delineation of Anandabhairavi the popular Marivere Gati evvaramma  was presented.  It is seldom rendered by Sri.TVS and a surprise inclusion by his daughter. Swaras were rendered on pallavi.The sub-main was an elaboration of MohanaKalyani with Bhuvaneswariya of Muthiah Bhagavathar as the kriti. Swaras were neatly presented and the flawless flow was quite enjoyable. Immediately the main Keeravani followed. Without stretching it for too long, the ragas special catch phrases were well demonstrated. It was a pleasant experience. Kaligiyuntegada was the song. Detailed neraval and swaraprasthara at Bhaagavatagresarulu clearly showcased the training received and hard work put in, to make such a rendition possible. The mastery of the difficult but deceptively simple looking Madurai Mani Iyer/ TVS baani was quite evident at every turn of the kalpana swara prastharam.

After thani, the tamil piece, Sevikkavendum ayya  in Andholika  by  Muthuthandavar was a filler. Kumari Amruta, at this stage, gave a surprise by starting a bhava laden Ragam Thanam Pallavi in Hamsaanandi, the pallavi being "needu mahima pogada naa tarama, nitya kalyana rama" probably chosen to fit the Rama Navami season. Swaraprasthara included Ragamalika swaras in sahana and sindhu bhairavi.

Concluding piece was Purandaradasa's Bandaddella barali in Kapi. This beautiful kannade piece is not frequently heard on the concert stage. Amruta concluded the concert with a Surutti Thyagaraja kriti Pathiki Harathire instead of the traditional Mangalam. This was an intelligent move as there was one more concert scheduled at the same venue after her concert.

Overall it was a satisfactory concert. It was technically perfect and strictly followed the school to which she belongs.  The genetic advantage added to strict training and hard work is able to produce artists of a calibre which cannot be achieved by other students of music who spend a lifetime trying to fathom and master this great art form.

Accompanying Amruta were senior artist Vidwan Dayakar on violin, young percussionists Adamya, disciple of Umayalpuram Sivaraman on Mridangam and Phanindra Bhaskara, disciple of HS Sudhindra on Ghatam. They provided very able support to the main artist and also gave good individual performances. 


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