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 sings on 15th September 2013

Bharat Sundar sings on 15th September 2013
15.09.13 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Vidwan Bharat Sundar                                 - Vocal

Vidushi H.M.Smitha                                     - Violin

Vidwan B.C.Manjunath                               - Mridangam

Vidwan Sunaad Anoor                                   - Khanjira 

Delightful performance by Bharat Sundar at Nadasurabhi Concert.

On listening to Bharat Sundar's concert, it was heartening to feel that the younger generation have taken to classical music seriously.The listening experience was so good to see all the artists-main and the accompanying artists (all young) had such good rapport and complimented each other all through the concert.

Coming to the specifics, he started with the beautiful kalyani varnam, sung in two kalams.Next came the brisk vasanthabhairavi composition "Nee dhaya radha" bringing out the pathos of thyagaraja yearning for Rama's kindness. An elaborate alapana of Vachaspathi followed and the song chosen was "Parathpara" , a composition of Papanasam Sivan.It had a good niraval and swarams.

Rendition of "Sri Rangapuravihara" was slightly different from the popular patantharam, but never the less interesting. Bhaghayanayya in chandrajyothi was prelude to the main item of the concert. An  exhaustive and melodious Bhairavi alapana and thanam followed. In place of Pallavi, nuances filled masterpiece Amba Kamakshi-swarajithi of Shyama Sastri was sung with feeling for the sahithyam, with a beautiful niraval at "bhakthajanakalpalathka" with swarams . A fast paced "Innudhayabharade" in kalyanavasantham-a composition of purandaradasa followed. Virutham of Thondar adippodiazvar -'Pachchai maa malai pol meni' in ragamalika followed by 'Karpooram Naarumo' a nachiar thirumozhi of Aandal in khamas was very beautiful. Finally a bhajan of swtitirunal and a composition on muruga in hamsanandhi, a composition of Madurai Somasundaram, were sung before the mangalam.

H.M.Smitha on violin gave a very good support.She is an artist to be followed . She is able to perceive and anticipate the main artist and compliment the performance. She also showed her maturity in playing alapanas , niraval and swarams.

Manjunath on Mridangam and Sundar Anoor on kanjira gave a very good support and their talent in the tani avartanam.

( choosing a song after ragam and tanam, reminded one of a  Veena concert).

Biodata of artist:

Young vocalist Bharat Sundar, from Chennai, shot to fame by winning the Jaya TV’s Carnatic Music Idol title. A senior music reviewer wrote, "He has a good voice with a nice range, impressive articulation, and adherence to the specific kalapramana of the individual songs he sings. Evident in his concerts are good training, attitude and manodharma. For one so young, his music is mature."

At present a student of vidwan PS Narayanaswami, Bharat Sundar started learning Carnatic music at the age of six  Bharat is also learning percussion.

As a child, Bharat Sundar performed in over 600 concerts as a member of Ramjhi’s Issai Mazhalai, a prominent music group featuring children. He has travelled widely with the group in India and abroad. His exposure through Issai Mazhalai has been a great preparation for Bharat’s concert career. He is a graded artist of AIR.

Some of the Awards and Prizes won
Awarded the title Yuva Kala Vipanchi
 Best Performance for 2006 Junior Category by Indian Fine Arts, Chennai.
 He has won I Prize in the All India Radio carnatic music competition.
 Recipient of CCRT (Centre for Cultural Resources and Training), Government of India, Scholarship






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