15th year Karthik Music Festival 2013

Programme Details

Day 1                                               23 Nov 2013


Time

Event

3:00 pm Nagaswara by Vid.Shamasundar, Vid.Bhaskar.B - Tavil, Vid.B.Ramanath - Mrudanga
4:15 pm Karnatic Vocal by Vid.Sudhamani, Venkatesh Josyar - Violin, Krishnamurthy.H.S - Mrudanga, Dayanad Mohite - Ghata
5:30 pm Inauguration Of 15th Karthik Music Festival

6:15 pm

Karnatic Vocal by Vid.Chintalapalli R.Srinivas, Venkatesh Josyar - Violin, Krishnamurthy.H.S - Mrudanga, Dayanad Mohite - Ghata

7:30 pm

"YAKSHA SOURABHA" - YAKSHAGAANA by Sri. Vijaya Shankar Balekundri & Troupe



 

Day 2                                               24 Nov 2013


Time

Event

9:00 am Harmonium Concert by Vid. C.Ramadass, J.K.Sridhar - Violin, N.Vasudeva - Mrudanga, T.N.Ramesh - Ghata
10:00 am Karnatic Vocal Concert by Dr.K.Varadarangan, M.S.Govindaswamy - Violin, H.L.Shivashankarswamy - Mrudanga, T.N.Ramesh - Ghata
11:00 am Karnatic Vocal Concert by Vid. P.Rama, M.S.Govindaswamy - Violin, H.L.Shivashankarswamy - Mrudanga, T.N.Ramesh - Ghata

12:00 noon

Hindustani Vocal Concert by Vid. Ravindra Soragavi, Satish Kolli - Harmonium, Gurumurthy Vaidya - Tabala

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Break
2:00 pm Flute Ensemble By Students Of Vamshi Academy Of Music
3:00 pm Drama - "KATTALE NAGARI TALE KETT RAAJA" By Aavishkaar, Bengalooru, Direction - Sri. Bhanu Prakash
4:00 pm Sugama Sangeetha By Ganesh Desai, J.K.Sridhar - Violin, Kiran Yavagal - Tabala
5:15 pm Valedictory Annual Vamshi Awards - Vid. M.S.Govindaswamy(Violin), Vid.Sukanya Ramagopal(Ghata), Manjunatha Sagar(Art Patron)
6:15 pm "VAMSHI LAYA VAAHINI KARNATIC ORCHESTRA" - Directed By Kanchi Kaamakoti Peetha Flute Vidwan B.K.Anantha Ram. Artists - B.K.Anantha Ram &Amp; Amith A Nadig - Flute, J.K.Sridhar &Amp; R.Dayakar - Violin, V.Gopal &Amp; R.A.Dakshinamurthy - Veena, Dr.Jayantkumardas- Sitar , B.R.Srinivas &Amp; Ranjani Venkatesh - Mrudanga, Sukanya Ramagopal &Amp; S.Srishaila - Ghata, R.Rajakumar - Tavil, Bhagyalakshmi.M.Krishna - Morsing, Kiran Yavagal - Tabala, Shravan - Rhythm Pads


Venue: SRI KRISHNADEVARAYA KALA MANDIRA Vyalikaval, Bengalooru

Exciting Paintings By Reputed Artists From States Of Karnataka, Gujarat and West Bengal On Both The Days

By Joyshree Biswash, Gokul Paul, Ramesh Sampuri, Kishore.Y.A, Srinivasan Iyer and Ashish Agrahari

Auctioning Of Paintings On 24.11.2013



      REPORT ON Haridaasa Sourabha and Purandhara Dasara Aradhane 2013
   

Vamshi Academy of Music Trust celebrated the “Guru / Vyasa Poornima” festival in its new auditorium named - “Vaamshika SadHana” on 21-July-2013. The theme of the festival was “Haridaasa Sourabha and Purandaradasa Aradhana” a dedication to great Haridasa Saints and Sangeetha Pitamaha of Karnataka Music.  The day began with prayer and obeisance to the “Aadi Poojitha” Lord Ganesha and one of the greatest Guru of this era with an unbroken Guru Shisya Parampara – “Sri Aadi Shankara Bhagavathpada”.

This was followed by “Bhakthi Sangeetha”by Vidwan Hiremagalore Pradeep and Party of Poorvi Sangeetha Academy. The troupe presented their music in choir and devotion and was supported well by the accompanying percussionist and violin artists.  Vidwan Chintalapalli Ramesh next presented a few Haridaasa kritis much to the appreciation by the audience. This was followed by Dr. Padmanabha Rao’s musical performance where he entertained the artists with Haridasa kritis set to the popular manoranjaka ragas like Todi etc.. This was followed by a brisk concert by Vidwan Chintalapalli Srinivas. He chose rare Haridasa compositions set to Hindustani Ragas like Jonpuri, etc… and was a treat to audience.   Gamaka Vidwan Jayarama Rao followed with a talk on “Guru Mahatwa” – The Importance of a Guru. He started with the Guru Gita Stotram compiled by the great Veda Vyasa. He emphasized the importance of the Guru and the greatness and value of the age old Guru-Shishya Prarampara.  His explanation started with the fundamental understanding of the word “Guru” - “Gu” is darkness/ignorance and “Ru” is he who disperses them. He also cautioned the modern gurus and shisyas (youngsters) on the wrong trend being set currently with regard to Guru-Shisya bondage. He quoted various examples from puranas (Shuka-Parikshith, etc..) and also the importance of Guru stressed by Sri Purandaradasa in the composition “Guruvina Gulamanaguva tanaka dorayadanna mukuthi…” It was a very informative session to the audience and an apt program to have as a part of the festival.  Vid. Rajamma Keshavamurthy sung few Devi Kritis composed by Haridasas like “Palisamma Muddu Sharade” etc… and a few Ragamaalikas. She was followed by the senior and famed AIR artist of Karnataka Vid. R.Chandrika who presented a few Haridasa Kritis with great bhava and bhakti much to the appreciation of the audience. The vocal concerts concluded with a brisk Haridasa gana by Vid. Sudhamani Venkataraghav.

Flautist Vid. B.K.Anantharam chose the popular kritis like Jagadoddharana in Kapi & concluded the event with an apt Mangala in Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma set to Madhyamavathi raga.

All the artists were ably accompanied by the Violinists Vidwans J.K.Sridhar, Venkatesh Josier and Percussionists – B.R.Srinivas, B.Ramanath in Mrudanga, S.Srisaila in Ghata and Rajakumar in Tavil.   The grand end to function was through the group presentation (GosThi Gaana) of the Purandara daasa Navarathna Maalika by all the artists.

The function was a grand success and witnessed huge packed gathering from the locality and music lovers from around Bangalore. The acoustics and other arrangements were lauded by the artists and music connoisseurs.  The prasada served at the end of the mahamangalarthi was divine and the memories of this function would have left the audience pleasantly rambling for days to come.

     REPORT ON Ramanavami Music Festival 2013
   

Vamshi Academy of Music Trust ® celebrated the Ramanavami Music Festival 2013 on 28th of April 2013 in its newly built auditorium on a sprawling space of around 2400sq. It has all the latest facilities & the trustee ensured that the scorching heat of peak summer will not hamper the artist performance & also not discomfort the audience by providing high quality air-condition with power back up facility. This facilitated the raiskas to enjoy the divine music. It is located at Adarsha Nagar, Arasinakunte, Nelamangala, and Bangalore. Ananya Auditorium . The location is around just 20 mins drive only from yeswanthpur metro and very scenic, calm and stands in perfect harmony between the music performer, lover and Mother Nature. It is indeed a commendable and selfless work of the Managing Trustee of the academy Kempegowda award winner, Kalabhushana, flute magician Vid.B.K.Anantharam.

It was the pleasant evening with breezing wind & clouds, brought more mood to render & hear the music. Evening session started with Vid. Pradeep Heremagalur & vidushi. Prathiba Nandan with many devaranamas of Purandasaru, Kanakadasaru & Ananmacharya, with support by Vid.J.K. Sridhar on violin & Vid. Kiran yavagal on tabala.

This was followed by “Vamshi laya vahini yugala venu vadana” a flute ensemble by The only Father & Son Flute – Duo of Karnataka – Vid.B.K. Anantharam & Vid. Amith A.Nadig; before the concert Vid.B.K. Anatharam took the blessings of his mother Sangeetha Kala Ratna, Rajyosthava award winner state senior vocalist Vidushi.A.Rajamma Keshvamurthy; it was the day of birthday of his mother, it was a great moment.

They started with a varnam in vasanta raga in the madhyama kala, followed by a Gajavadhana beduve in the Hamsadwani raga with detailed kalpana swara, with a brief tani avartha. The duo selected Endaro mahanubhavulu of saint thyagaraja in Sri Raga, followed by Naraya ninna namada mahime in the raga shudda dhanyasi, Ennu daya barade in the raga kalyana vasanta, Nagumomu in Abheri, Bhagyada lakshmi in madhyamavati & concluded the concert with the famous song Raghu pathi ragava rajaram – Mahatma Gandhiji’s favorite song.

The kalpanaswaras saw the flautists exchange single avarthana rounds between them, which were marked by refined, trimmed and tapering combinations. Vid. J.K.Sridhar (violin) functioned with highest level of playing. Vid.T.N, Ramesh (mridangam), Vid.M.Gururaj (Morsing) & Vid.Kiran yavagal gave a thani of absorbing substance and his acquaintance with the order of the sangatis was made explicit during song - accompaniment.

The academy & its trustee flute vid. B.K. Ananthram spread the music to the rural part of the Bangalore & the programme was well received by the audience at the packed hall. Many new audience were exited such good program me will be held in the future in there locality & witnessed huge gathering from the locality and music lovers from around Bangalore. The auditorium promises to be a great platform for art and ushers for the numerous programs to follow. Mahaprasada was served for all the audience.

 

 

     REPORT ON VAMSHI VAHINI FLUTE SEMINAR 2011
   

Vamshi Vahini Flute Seminar organized by Vamshi Academy of Music Trust, Rajajinagar, Bangalore on 7th August 2011 at academy premises in support with "SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY NEW DELHI." The Theme selected in the seminar was "FLUTE AS AN ACCOMPANIMENT" for vocal on the concert stage.

The seminar was inaugurated by DR.K.Vardarangan, well known professor of Physics & vocal artist and Vidushi R.Chandrika, a renowned karnatic vocalist. Sri.K.Vardarangan gave the key note address & spoke above the various applications of flutes & how flute works according to the technical (Physics) principle.

The Seminar was divided into 5 sessions. Before the session began the students of the academy Surabi, Channabasaviah, Jnanamurthy, Manu, Bairu, Mukund, Madakini, Srivata, Sudarshan, Sujay, Umesh, Amith Played Pillari Geethes & a swarajathi. The second batch of students Radha, Sriram, Ananth, and Badri played a varnam & Keerthana respectively.

Session 1: Vocal concert by Vid R.Chandrika accompanied on the flute by Vid.B.K.Ananth Ram, in the pitch 5.5 and was the perfect platform for the audience to witness the flute as an accompaniment for the main vocal artist. The songs selected were a varnam from "SARSUDA NINNE" in Raga Saaveri set to Aditala & a Keerthana "Marivere dikku evaraiah Rama" in the raga Latangi set to Khanda Chapu composition of Sri.Patnam Subramanya Iyer. Both Chandrika and Anantha Ram elaborated the raga and made neraval at Dharalona nee saati with a brief swara prastaara.

Session 2: Dance recital by Dansue.Nivedita Sharma Nadig with Flute support by Vid.Tejaswi Raghunath. The theme was the love between a mother & child showed in the abhinaya. Vid. Tejaswi's kaafi notes (Aadisidalu Yashode), flowed in lucid manner filling the atmosphere with the love affection between the call of mother & her child, the same reciprocated by Vid.Nivedita Sharma in abhinaya bringing the brundavana on to the stage & it made every body to remember their lost childhoodness.

Session 3 : Another Vocal concert by Dr.Sri.K.Vardarangan with flute Support by Vid.Amith A. Nadig. The concert started by a varnam "KARUNIPA" in the raga Sahana then followed by a Keerthana in the raga Dhanyasi in the Chapu thala. Vid.Amith delivered the difficult Dhanyasi raga beautifully embellished with an alapana suffused with raga bhava & succeeded by kalpana swaras.

Session 4: Flute Duet concert by Vid.B.K.Anantha Ram & Vid.Amith A.Nadig with Violin Support on Vid.J.K.Sridhar & Bangalore Ramanath on Mridanga. Both Vidwans were brilliant in there exposition of the raga and the duo played "Shambo Mahadeva" in the raga Kamavardhini a composition of Saint Sri.Tyagaraja perked up the mood and added momentum to the concert. If their song selection was appropriate, their music was unalloyed. Both the mridnaga artiste and violin artiste measured up to the main instruments artistic work. Ramanath on Mridanga played a brief tani avarthana.

Session 5: The interactive session The flute programmes presented by 4 different forms were in the form of Flute support to Female artiste, Flute support to Dance, Flute support to Male artiste & a Flute duet and the combination with other instruments (Violin & Mridanga). In the interactive session participants were Senior.Vid.Rajagopal, Vid.D.BalaKrishna, Vid.S.V.Bhaskar (Flute), Vid.Tejaswi (Flute), faculty & students of Vamshi Academy.

1. As the audience Vid.Raj gopal explained the difficulties of receiving the Flute to the female artist as accompaniment in the pitch of higher ranges, due its shrillness the listener may not hear the vocalist voice properly or concentration may lead only to flautist. 2. Vid.Neviditha Sharma showed every body present in the hall that without flute one can not imagine the Classical Bharatanatya concert, the gaps are filled by flute where the inexpressible fellings rises. One can remember a proverb "Mathu belli mauna bangara" Flute fills up the gap with a thin sheet of air with emotionally charged particles taking the audience to the extreme emotion. 3. Vid.D.Balakrishna said flautist should only do the photo copy of the main artist if they have to accompany. Though flute is a very very powerful instrument according to him Violin fills up the atmosphere than flute. 4. Vid.Bhaskar & Vid.J.K.Sridhar both said flautist needs practice in following the vocal artist - with extreme sensitive ears & swara Jnana. 5. Many audience were extremely delighted the new innovative idea in the field of karnatic music concert with the theme of Flute as accompaniment for the main vocal artist & congratulated & Demanded more concerts of this type to Vid.B.K.Anantha ram (Senior Flautist) of Karnataka & the managing trustee of Vamshi academy of music trust.

 

 

     REPORT ON EKA VAKGEYAKAARA SABHA - Kriti Series - 3 of Sri Patnam Subramanya Iyer
   

Vamshi Academy of Music Trust ® in association with Ananya conducted the EKA VAKGEYAKAARA SABHA - Kriti Series - 3 of Sri Patnam Subramanya Iyer on 19th June 2011 at Ananya Sabha, 91/2, 4th Main B/W, 11th And 13th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru. Pattnam Subramanya Iyer has earned a niche as vaggeyakara in the post-Trinity period. He has more than a hundred compositions comprising tana & pada varnas, krithis, tillanas, javalis etc...

The concert started in a traditional format by Renowned vocalist Vidushi R.Chandrika (Vocal), Vid C.N.Chandrashekar (violin) &Vid M.Gururaj (Mridanga). All the songs performed were of the composer Pattnam subramanyam Iyer. The concert had a vibrant start with a Varnam from Saveri Raga. . This was followed by a keerthanam "Rama eka nannu brova" - Sahana Raga - set to Rupaka tala. A brief sketch of "Abhimaname" in Begada Raga suffixed with kalpana swaras followed. The next song was melodious "Ninnu -Joochi" in Sowrastra raga.. The next krithi selected were "Nara Vara Raghu Nandana Sri" in the raga Mani Rangu & "Samayamide Nannu brova" in the raga Kedara ushered in the welcome change of mood.

The main piece of the concert was "ennaDu nee krupa" - in Raga Vachaspati set to - Adi tala, embellished with an alapana suffused with raga bhava & succeeded by kalpana swaras with a brief tani avarthana. The concert ended with a Javali "Samayamide" (Behag) - Adi tala.

At the end of the concert Renowned Vid.D.Balakrishana (Veena) - the chief guest , shared the memories of his father & Guru Late. Padma Vibushan Sri. Veena Doraiswamy Iyengar who used to love the Begade raga - the style he learnt from Sri. Mysore Vasudevachar. It is important to note that Sri. Mysore Vasudevachar was the prime disciple of Patnam Subramanya Iyer who was also called as Begade Subramanya Iyer.

 

 

     REPORT ON EKA VAKGEYAKAARA SABHA - Kriti Series - 2 of Sri Patnam Subramanya Iyer
   

Vamshi Academy of Music Trust ® conducted the EKA VAKGEYAKAARA SABHA - Kriti Series - 2 of Sri Patnam Subramanya Iyer on 3rd April 2011 at Ananya Sabha, 91/2, 4th Main B/W, 11th And 13th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru. Pattnam Subramanya Iyer has earned a niche as vaggeyakara in the post-Trinity period. He has more than a hundred compositions comprising tana & pada varnas, krithis, tillanas, javalis etc...

The concert started in a traditional format by Veteran vocalist Vid S Shankar (Vocal), S.Ramani (Vocal Support), Vid J K Sridhar (violin) &Vid N Vasudev (Mridanga). All the songs performed were of the composer Pattnam subramanyam Iyer. The concert started with a Varnam from Thodi raga (Eranapai) with details of the purvanga & uttranga part. This was followed by a keerthanam Manasukaruga Devi Sri - Hamsadhvani Raga - set to rupaka tala with detailed interpretation of raga alpana required for the particular keertana. The next song was "Nee padamule gatiyani" in bhairavi raga which was performed in a pure classical format. The raga, sahitya & swara vinyasa in Marivere dikku evaiaya Rama (Latangi), Entha nerchina (Saveri), Nijadasa varada (Kalyani) had the imagination to weave into the mainsteam of the melodies. The concert ended with a thillana in Khamach raga.

The two more important aspects of the concert was for all the songs Nerval was sung by the vocalist with almost 8 - 9 avarthas & the second one is that before every song began, the meaning of the songs was explained to the audience - the one more appreciable part of the concert.

Pattnam Subramanyam Iyer belongs to the sishya parampara of Saint Thyagaraja. His compositions have the pen name / Kavya Nama as Venkateshwara, Varda Venkateshwara, Adi Venkateshwara, and Venkatesha.

 

     REPORT ON KALA DVADASHA - 12th Annual Karthik Music Festival 2010
   

Vamshi Academy of Music Trust ® conducted its 12th annual festival and Karthik Music Festival on 19, 20 and 21 of November 2010 at Seva Sadan, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru. The festival was inaugurated on 19-Nov-2010 by Dr. Shyamala G Bhave with an inaugural concert. Dr. Shyamala Bhave gave an auspicious start to the festival by singing compositions of various saints and dasas and also Meera Bhajans. She was accompanied by Vid. Gurunandan Kalyanpur in Tabla and assisted by Sri.Vageesh Bhat in Thala. This was followed by the inauguration of Karthik Music Festival by the chief guests of the day - Sri Gangabhairaiah of B.B.M.P, Sri S.I.Bhavikatti of Kannada and Culture Dept, Vid. R.K.Padmanabha, Vid. R.S.Ramakanth. They all spoke about the activities of the academy with high regards. This was followed by a Grand Karnatic Vocal Concert by Vid. Neyveli Santhanagopalan of Chennai. Sri Santhanagopalan performed elaborate alapanas in ragas Purvikalyani and Keeravani and sung the composition "jnAnamosaga rAdA" in purvikalyani and a "Raga, Thana, Pallavi (RTP)" enthralling the audience. He was ably accompanied by Vid. C.N. Chandrashekar in Violin, H.S. Sudhindra in Mrudanga and M.A. Krishnamurthy in Ghata and the concert ended with a masterly "laya-vinyasa" artwork.

On 20-Nov-2010, a quite popular "Astaavdhana" program was presented by the well-known Shataavadani Dr. R. Ganesh and other 8 talented accomplices known as "Pruchchakas" - viz. Sri. Jagadish Sharma in "Nishedhakshara", Sri. Raghavendra Hegde in "Sankhya Bandha", Sri. Shreesha Karantha in "Datta Padi", Vid. H.N.Meera in "Kavya Vaachana", Sri. Mohammad Anwar in "Aprastuta Prasanga", Sri. Shankaranarayana Upadyaya in "Samasya Poorna", Sri. Vijayakumar in "Ashu Kavite" and Sri. Dr. Shankar in "Chitrakavite". Dr. R. Ganesh was the "Avadhaani" and solved quite puzzling problems posed by the other "Pruchchakas" much to the applause by the audience. A packed overflowing audience witnessed the entire program for duration of about 4 hours.

On 21-Nov-2010, the grand finale day of the festival, the "Geetha-Jnana-Sudha" an interesting program on Karnataka Classical Music was presented by Vid. Sri. K. Venkatanarayana in "Vakhyana" and his son Sri. K.V.Krishnaprasad in Vocal. They successfully presented the Bhairavi Raga Swarajati by Shyama Sastri, Anandaamrutha Karshini in Amruthavarshini Raga composed by Sri. Muthuswamy Deekshitar and also a few other Dasa Kritis interspersed with good explanation. This was followed by the annual program of honor, with the awards "Gaandharva Samvardhaka" to B.T.M. Cultural Academy, "Gaandharva Vamsha Nidhi" to Vid. Sri. Parur M.A. Sundareshwaran, "Vamshi Puraskar"s to M.B.Jayaram and Kuntikanamata Kumar. The chief guests for this program were Sri. Piyush Modi - President of Modi World, Smt. Roopa Aiyer - President of Namma Mane, and Sri. B.K. Anantharam - Managing Trustee of Vamshi Academy.

This was followed by the main event of the music festival "Vamshi-Laya-Vahini" concert encompassing the 7 artists in Flute, Violin and percussion instruments, viz - internationally famous only father-son classical flute duo of Karnataka Vid. Sri. B.K.Anantharam and Vid. Sri. Amith.A.Nadig, Parur M.A. Sundareshwaran in Violin, B.R.Srinivas in Mrudanga, A.S.N.Swamy in Kanjira, Srisailan in Ghata, M.Gururaj in Morsing. The concert started with the Purandaradas Kriti "Gajavadana Beduve" in Hamsadwani Raga and followed by Purvikalyani raga alapana by Vid. Sri. B.K.Anatharam followed by the team presenting the composition "jnAnamosaga rAdA" in purvikalyani raga. Vid. Amith.A.Nadig elaborated the raga Kannada followed by a presentation of the composition "Sri Mathru Bhutantri", a Sri. Muthuswamy Deekshitar's kriti in the same raga. The main raga of the concert Keeravani followed this with both the flautists masterly presenting the finer nuances of this raga and following it up with the composition "Kaligiyunte gada" a Sri. Thyagaraja's kriti in the same raga and concluded with swara prasthara and "laya vinyasa" by percussion instruments. The concert concluded with the composition "Sri Venkatachala Nilayam", a Purandaradasa's Devaranama captivating the audience. Around 1500 people and connoisseurs of classical music were overall present at the 3 day music festival thereby blessing the Vamshi Academy.

 

Ekaadasha Naada Vaibhava 2009     

                                            


  Inaguration of Ekaadasha Naada Vaibhava on 13-Nov-2009

Students and Committee members of Vamshi Academy

Invocation song by Students of Vamshi Academy


  CD Release Function on 13-Nov-2009

Grand Vocal Concert by Rudrapatnam Brothers on 13-Nov-2009

Vocal Concert by Sri Ramamani and party on 14-Nov-2009


  Awardees on 15-Nov-2009

Grand Venu, Veena and Violin Ensemble Concert on 15-Nov-2009

                              


     REPORT ON EKAADASHA NAADA VAIBHAVA
   

Vamshi Academy of Music Trust ?, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru conducted its 11th Anniversary & Ekaadhasha Naada Vaibhava Celebrations from 13th to 15th Nov 2009 at Seva Sadan Auditorium, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru in a Grand Fashion. On 13th there was a inaugural vocal concert by Sai Tejas & Party followed by Inauguration of the festival by Sri Thirudas, director, Iskon & Shyamala G.Bhave, vocalist. Both of them spoke very high about Vamshi Academy's activities, and this was followed by a Karnataka Vocal concert by Rudrapatnam Brothers (R.N.Thyagarajan & R.N.Tharanathan). On 14th Nov 09 there was an instrumental ensemble by students of Vamshi Academy followed by Hindustani Vocal concert of Sri.V.Sridhar & Party and Karnataka Vocal concert by Smt R.A.Ramamani & Party.

On 15th Nov 09 at the Valedictory function of the Academy a flute solo concert by Kum.Varijasri, then Annual Vamshi Awards were given to Sree Sheshadripuram Ramaseva Samiti, Vocalist T.S.Vasantamadhavi & Art patron Srinivasa Rao of Qatar,Doha. Then there was a grand finale of "Ekaadasha Naada Vaibhava V.V.V feast of Karnatic Symphony" of 11 Instruments for the first time in Karnataka led by Father-Son Flute Duo B.K.Anantha Ram & Amith A Nadig along with Balakrishna , Geeta Ramanad -Veena Duet, C.N.Chandrashekar, B.K.Raghu --Violin Duet (on Melody) & Anoor Shivu, Guruprasanna, Srisyla, Rajkumar & Bharadwaj (on Percussions). They presented Veeribhoni, Raghunayaka, Jnanamusakaradha, Sri Hari Vallabhe Kritis & a special composition of 11 Raagas with a Different patterns of Rhytms exclusively composed for the 11th Year Occasion was presented to a packed audience of around 800 members.

                              


     REPORT ON VEENA CONCERT BY VIDWAN.D.BALAKRISHNA ON 26TH JULY 2009
   

Vamshi Academy of Music Trust? , Rajajinagar, Bangalore held the Veena concert by the renowned Veena player Vidwan.D.Balakrishna (Son of legendry Veena Dr.Doreswamy Iyengar) in the newly built cultural hall - "Vamshika - Sadana" on Sunday the 26th of July 2009.

Vid Balakrishna started with a Varna in the raga Begade.followed with Tyagaraja's Gurlekha Etuvanti in Raga Gowrimanohari, the next item was Nenendu Vedakudura in Raga Harikambhoji then the Kriti Sarasiruhasana Ramaiah in Raga Mukhari of Sri Tyagaraja was presented with Raga Mukhari was developed in very elaborative manner, the next kruti was Evarura in beautiful Raga Mohana of Tyagaraja, the concert continued with evergreen Bajare Re in Raga Abheri of Sri Vasudevacharya, The main Item of the Concert was Biraana vara of Shyama Sahastri of Raga Kalyani after the presentation of Raga kalyani Tana was presented in Ghana ragas such as Naata, Gowla, Aarabhi, Varali, Sri raga and finally Kalyni then the kriti was presented in very beautiful manner with nice combinations of swara prasthara and a short Laya vinyasa by V.S.Rajagopal (Mrudanga) and T.N. Ramesh (Ghata) with proficiency finally the concert was concluded with a devaranama Kaliyugadali of Sri Purandradasa. All in all the concert of high very caliber a treat to the ears of the audience was presented with good team work.


     REPORT ON INAUGURAL CONCERT BY DR. SHYAMALA G BHAVE ON 27TH JUNE 2009
   

Vamshi Academy of Music Trust? , Rajajinagar, Bangalore held the inauguration of the newly built cultural hall - "Vamshika - Sadana" on Saturday the 27th of June 2009. The hall was inaugurated by the world renowned singer "Ubhaya Gana Vidushi" - Guru Dr. Shyamala G Bhave.

Vamshi Academy plans to hold Indian classical music concerts every month in the newly built hall. The main aim is to make the concert more knowledgeable to the listeners with good explanations of the Ragas (Melody) and Thalas (Rhythm) used in each of the songs rendered during the concert by eminent musicians in the field. The concerts are planned to be for a shorter duration with more focus being on some important selective Ragas carefully chosen. The focus is also on spreading awareness and popularizing the Indian classical art form.

The inaugural concert was by the renowned Hindustani classical singer Dr. Shyamala G Bhave on Saturday the 27th of June 2009. She started with a composition in the raga Madhuvanti. The concert was quite educative for the general public with Dr. Bhave explaining the aarohana (ascending scale) and avarohana (descending scale) of each of the raga in detail before rendering the composition. She also explained the nuances and the embellishments of each of the raga quite nicely. The main concert ended with Dr Bhave singing a composition by her father Sri Acharya Govind Vithal Bhave in the raga Basanth. This particular piece was indeed a treat to the ears of the audience in the hall. The concert ended with a couple of devotional songs. Dr Bhave was accompanied by Sri Gurunandhan Kalyanpur in Tabla and Sri Vageesh Bhat in Harmonium.

                             


 

 

 Vamshi Vahini Flute Seminar 2009     

                                            


  Inauguration of the Flute Seminar by Praveen Godkhidi, Anoor Shivu, B.K.Anantharam and Amith Nadig

Interactive session with Nandakumar.R.S

Venu, Veena and Violin Concert by Bhaskar and Party


  H.S.Venugopal explains the Role of Flute in Dance

M.K.Pranesh explains the Role of Flutist in Recording Studio

S.V.Bhaskar explains the Role of Flute with Other Instruments


  Flute duet Concert by Vidwan. H.S.Venugopal and his daughter Kumari.Varijasri

Invocation by the Students of the Academy (L to R) - Meera, Madhusimha, Vidya, Badarivishal, Radha and Sandesh on their flutes

                              


     REPORT ON VAMSHI VAHINI FLUTE SEMINAR 2009
   

Vamshi Vahini Flute Seminar organized by Vamshi Academy of Music Trust ?, Rajajinagar, Bangalore on 12th April 2009 at Adharsha Bhavan, Malleswaram, Bangalore in joint association with Adharsha Bharatiya Samskrutika Samsad, Malleswaram, Bangalore and supported by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi. The seminar was inaugurated by Vidwans Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma, well known Mrudanga Artist, Flautist Praveen Godkhindi and Vocalist R.S.Nandakumar. they praised the Academy's works and said it is doing yeoman service to the field of Indian Classical Music in general & Flute in particular, Praveen said he also participated in the seminar held on earlier occasions. Sri. R.S. Nandakumar gave the key note address and spoke high about the Academy's schedules.

The Seminar was divided into 3 sessions. Before the session began the students of the Academy master Madhu, Badari, Meera, Sandesh, Vidya & Radha presented the invocation for 15 mins. on their flutes.

Session I : Topic-1 was started by Vidwan. H.S.Venugopal, a senior flautist presented a paper on the role of flute in Dance forms and gave lec-Demo along with young dancer Kumari. Ananya with music by vid. Brunda- vocal, sri. Vivek- flute support and sri.V.R.Chandrashekar-Mrudanga, then there was flute duet concert by Vidwan. H.S.Venugopal and his daughter Kumari.Varijasri.

Topic-2 was by another flautist Vid.S.V.Bhaskar who spoke about the role of flute along with other forms of instruments in a concert. Flute being a very attractive and powerful wind instrument and how it can be accommodative with instruments like Veena, violin, and other percussion instruments. Then he gave a Venu, Veena and violin concert to show case the effect of flute with other forms of instruments the artists were Sri.Ramu- Veena, S.V.Bhaskar -Flute, Sri J.K.Sridhar- Violin and along with percussions instruments.

Session 2 : The second session was started with a topic of role of flute in recordings and studios by another senior flautist Vidwan. M.K. Pranesh. He spoke there is nothing wrong in a flautist playing for recordings of different artistes and other forms of music, he need not be afraid that he may go out of traditional playing and there may be chances that different types of phrases may slip into the traditional system, it entirely depends on one's mind set. He should be competitive to accept challenges. The flautist faces health problems if he keeps playing in studios for longer periods in their life time, because of the air conditioning of the studios and the pitch variations due to the same and spoke about the limitations of the flute and how these limitations can be overcome by using different flutes and positioning the same. Then he gave solo flute concert.

The flute programmes presented by 3 different artists were in the form of solo, duet and the combination with other instruments.

The next topic was started with the opinions of accompanying artists such as Mrudanga player, violinst and Upa-Pakkavadya, which were represented by Vidwans A.Anantha Krishna Sharma- Mrudanga, J.K.Sridhar- Violin, and C.P.Vyasavittala -Khanjira. They all spoke in common about the flute it is very soothing, vibrant and powerful instrument. They also spoke about the strengths and weakness of accompanying artists with a flautist and also vice versa, then finally there was a inter-active session of the Artistes comprising of Senior, upcoming flautists, pupils of flute, scholars and the invitees, it was a very welcome and fruitful session because of the interest shown by many flautists along with senior Vidwans, the possibility of other flutes of different materials especially the one which was made of white fiber glass material brought by young flautist Vivek, he demonstrated the same, impressed many flautists who were present there and some of them want to try them on concert stage parallally with the present traditional bamboo flute to start with this is a welcome sign. All in all it was a beneficial session.

The valedictory speech was delivered by Vidwan R.S.Nandakumar. he spoke about the seminar which yielded many thoughtful ideas, many were brilliant and will attract many people to come forward and learn flute playing. He requested all flautists who were assembled for the seminar to bring some more innovative ideas and march ahead and try to reach the mass in a better way.

Finally the vote of thanks was given by Vidwan B.K.Anantha Ram, Managing trustee of Vamshi Academy and senior flautist of the state . Nearly 70 senior, upcoming flautists and students of flute, music lovers participated and made the seminar a grand success.

                              


     REPORT ON VEENA CONCERT BY VIDWAN.D.BALAKRISHNA ON 26TH JULY 2009
   

Vamshi Academy of Music Trust? , Rajajinagar, Bangalore held the Veena concert by the renowned Veena player Vidwan.D.Balakrishna (Son of legendry Veena Dr.Doreswamy Iyengar) in the newly built cultural hall - "Vamshika - Sadana" on Sunday the 26th of July 2009.

Vid Balakrishna started with a Varna in the raga Begade.followed with Tyagaraja's Gurlekha Etuvanti in Raga Gowrimanohari, the next item was Nenendu Vedakudura in Raga Harikambhoji then the Kriti Sarasiruhasana Ramaiah in Raga Mukhari of Sri Tyagaraja was presented with Raga Mukhari was developed in very elaborative manner, the next kruti was Evarura in beautiful Raga Mohana of Tyagaraja, the concert continued with evergreen Bajare Re in Raga Abheri of Sri Vasudevacharya, The main Item of the Concert was Biraana vara of Shyama Sahastri of Raga Kalyani after the presentation of Raga kalyani Tana was presented in Ghana ragas such as Naata, Gowla, Aarabhi, Varali, Sri raga and finally Kalyni then the kriti was presented in very beautiful manner with nice combinations of swara prasthara and a short Laya vinyasa by V.S.Rajagopal (Mrudanga) and T.N. Ramesh (Ghata) with proficiency finally the concert was concluded with a devaranama Kaliyugadali of Sri Purandradasa. All in all the concert of high very caliber a treat to the ears of the audience was presented with good team work.


     REPORT ON INAUGURAL CONCERT BY DR. SHYAMALA G BHAVE ON 27TH JUNE 2009
   

Vamshi Academy of Music Trust? , Rajajinagar, Bangalore held the inauguration of the newly built cultural hall - "Vamshika - Sadana" on Saturday the 27th of June 2009. The hall was inaugurated by the world renowned singer "Ubhaya Gana Vidushi" - Guru Dr. Shyamala G Bhave.

Vamshi Academy plans to hold Indian classical music concerts every month in the newly built hall. The main aim is to make the concert more knowledgeable to the listeners with good explanations of the Ragas (Melody) and Thalas (Rhythm) used in each of the songs rendered during the concert by eminent musicians in the field. The concerts are planned to be for a shorter duration with more focus being on some important selective Ragas carefully chosen. The focus is also on spreading awareness and popularizing the Indian classical art form.

The inaugural concert was by the renowned Hindustani classical singer Dr. Shyamala G Bhave on Saturday the 27th of June 2009. She started with a composition in the raga Madhuvanti. The concert was quite educative for the general public with Dr. Bhave explaining the aarohana (ascending scale) and avarohana (descending scale) of each of the raga in detail before rendering the composition. She also explained the nuances and the embellishments of each of the raga quite nicely. The main concert ended with Dr Bhave singing a composition by her father Sri Acharya Govind Vithal Bhave in the raga Basanth. This particular piece was indeed a treat to the ears of the audience in the hall. The concert ended with a couple of devotional songs. Dr Bhave was accompanied by Sri Gurunandhan Kalyanpur in Tabla and Sri Vageesh Bhat in Harmonium.

                             


     RECENT EVENTS

DASHA NAAD KARTHIK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2008


  Inauguration of the Youth Festival on 2.11.08

B.K.Anantha Ram and Srilakshmi Honored on 2.11.08

Fusion Concert by Amith.A.Nadig and Harsha on 2.11.08


  Concert by Sahana and Vittal on 4.11.08

Concert by Gopal and Venkatesh on 5.11.08

Nada Geethe by Students on 6.11.08


  Concert by Vinay on 6.11.08

Inauguration of Main Festival on 7.11.08

Concert by Carnatica Brothers on 7.11.08


  Concert by Vrinda on 7.11.08

Concert by Anita kulkarni on 8.11.08

Ensemble by Students of the Academy on 8.11.08


  L-R: Karthik Mani, Varun Pradeep, Vishwanath Nakod, Jayanth Kumar Das, C.N.Chandrashekar, B.K.Anantharam, Amith.A.Nadig, Mysore Dayakar, Prakash Sontakki, M.A.Krishnamurthy, M.Gururaj, K.U.Jayachandra Rao and Harsha Jade

Artists performing the Classical East Meets West Concert

Artists performing the Classical East Meets West Concert


  Group photo of Artists performing the Classical East Meets West Concert

Audience during the Classical East Meets West Concert

Poorna Kumba to Awardees on 9.11.08

                              

Karthik Festival Inaugurations Held Earlier


  Inauguration of Vamshi Academy by guests Year 1999 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Inauguration of Second Year Festival      Year 2001

Inauguration of Generations Flute Festival       Year 2002


 

Inauguration of Janaka-Jayna Festival by guests Year 2003

Inauguration of Jugalbandhi Festival by guests Year 2004

Inauguration of Vadya Nada Vaibhava Festival Year 2005


 

Inauguration of Nityothsava Festival       Year 2006

Inauguration of Flute Seminar "Vamshi Sandesha" Year 2006

Inauguration of Navnad Festival             Year 2007


 

Inauguration of Ramanavami Festival        Year 2008

 Awardees


 

Guru Vandana and Vamshi Puraskara  in the year 1999 L-R: Sri M.R.Doraswamy, N.Ramani, R.K.Srikantan, R.S.Ramakanth, A.Rajamma Keshavamurthy

Gaandharva Vamsha Samvardhaka presented to Gayana Samaja Year 2001

Vamshi Gaana Nidhi to Vidwan V.Desikachar Year 2002


 

Gaandharva Vamsha Samvardhaka presented to Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha Year 2003

Gaandharva Vamsha Nidhi presented to Dr.Ra.Satyanarayana Year 2003

Vamshi Gaana Nidhi to Vidwan Prapancham Seetharam Year 2003


 

Gaandharva Vamsha Samvardhaka presented to Karnataka Gana Kala Parishath Year 2004

Vamshi Gaana Nidhi to Vidwan N.S.Srinivasan Year 2004

Gaandharva Vamsha Nidhi presented to M.J.Srinivasa Iyengar Year 2004


 

Gaandharva Vamsha Samvardhaka presented to Tyagaraja Gana Sabha Year 2005

Gaandharva Vamsha Samvardhana  to Vidwan R.S.Nandakumar Year 2005

Gaandharva Vamsha Nidhi presented to Dr. Shyamala G. Bhave Year 2005


 

Annual Vamshi Puraskar Year 2006 L-R: Dr.M.Suryaprasad, S.Shankar, Belakvadi R.Iyengar,Purandara Seva Samithi

Annual Vamshi Puraskar Year 2007 L-R: Mahesh Joshi - Director Bangalore DD, Mysore Sangeetha Vidyalaya (Mumbai), Sri Velu - Lahari Recording Company, Mysore M.Nagaraj

Memento Model of Annual Vamshi Awards

 Concerts Held Earlier


 

Flute Duet by B.K Anantha Ram & Amith A Nadig at the Guruvandana & Trust Inauguration Year 1999

Vid Radha Venkatachalam, Delhi & Party Year 2000

Vamshi Gaana Nidhi to Vidwan V.Desikachar Year 2002


 

S.A. Shashidhar & Party at Generations Flute Festival Year 2002

Dr. N Ramani & Party at Generations Flute Festival Year 2002

Master Amith A Nadig & Party at Generations Flute Festival Year 2002


 

Dr. R.K. Srikantan & R.S. Ramakanth at Janaka-Janya Festival Year 2003

M.Chandrashekar & Bharathi at Janaka-Janya Festival Year 2003

B.K. Anantha Ram & Amith A Nadig at Janaka-Janya Festival Year 2003


 

R.K. Padmanabha & Nagaraj Hawaldar at Jugalbandhi Festival Year 2004

Mysore Nagaraj & Narasimhalu Vadavati at Jugalbandhi Festival Year 2004

B.K. Anantha Ram, Amith A Nadig, Prakash Sontakki, Jayanth Kumar Das at Jugalbandhi Festival Year 2004


 

D.Balakrishna & Party at Vadya Nada Vaibhava Festival Year 2005

Yashaswi, C.N.Chandrashekar,Nalina Mohan,Lakshmi,Charulatha Ramanujam & party at Vadya Nada Vaibhava Festival Year 2005

B.K. Anantha Ram, Amith A Nadig & party  at  Vadya Nada Vaibhava Festival Year 2005


 

R.S. Nandakumar & Party at Nityotsava Festival Year 2006

B.K.S Varma, B.K. Anantha Ram, Amith A Nadig in a "Flute & Brush Strokes" concert  at Nityotsava Festival Year 2006

Dr. Shyamala G Bhave at Nityotsava Festival Year 2006


 

B.K.Raghu, Vinay Sharva,Sridhar and Amruth Nagasunder in Nityotsava Concert Year 2006

Grand Flute Ensemble by the students of vamshi Academy of Music Year 2006

Rasikas attending the annual gala event of Vamshi Academy Year 2006


 

Vocal Recital by Sri Vageesh & party in Navanad Sangeethothsav Year 2007

Jugalbandhi concert by Smt M.S.Sheela & Sangeetha Katti in Navanad Saneethothsav Year 2007

B.K.S Varma, B.K. Anantha Ram, Amith A Nadig in a "Flute & Brush Strokes" concert  at Navanad Saneethothsav Year 2007

                              


     REPORT ON EVENTS HELD EARLIER
   
RAMANAVAMI MUSIC FESTIVAL - April 2008

Vamshi Academy of Music has started its first Ramanavami Sangeethothsava festival on 11th April 2008 at Sri Varapradha Venkateshwara Temple, Kurubarahalli, Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore - 10.

The fest was inagurated by Sri Manjunath, Chairman and Sri Raju, Director of Active Group of Companies at Sri Varapradha Venkateshwara Temple. The fest is being organised in joint association with Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Trust and Active Group of Companies.

The inaugural concert was by the well known vocal duet of Karnataka - Vidushi P.Rama and R. Chandrika. The duo sang many of the well known songs like "Gajavadana Beduve", "Srichakra raaja" in Shivashakti, "Bantureethi Kolu", etc.. They concluded their performance with "Kelano Hari Talano" in Raga Kalyani. The concert was well attended by more than 300 music lovers. All in all the programme took off in a grand manner.

On 12th April 2008 the second day?s programme, there was Veena Duet by Vidushi Geetha Ramanand & Vidhushi Revathy Murthy. Both presented many famous krithis which were meant for the instrument. They chose Appa Rama bhakthi in Raga Kamavardhini and presented several good swara prastharas. The main item of the day was Nannu Palima in Raga Mohana of Sri Tyagaraja. This was followed by a good Tani avartana by Vidwan H.S.Krishnamurthy and Dayananda Mohite.

On the third day 13th April 2008, the concert was rendered by the Vidwan B.K Anantha Ram and Amith.A.Nadig - the only father and son Flute Duo in Karnataka. Their presentation was well planned and neatly executed. The strong point in all of their concerts is their synchronization and the Gayaki style of presentation. With good thuththokaras and with good sense of Shruti they presented enta Muddo enta Sogaso in Bindumalini, Sujana Jeevana in Raga Kamach. The main Kruti of the day was the evergreen Inta Sowkya in raga Kaffi of Sri Tyagaraja. The Tani was presented by Sri V.S.Rajagopal and Karthik Mani on Mrudanga and Ghata respectively.

On the Last day of the ?Active Sri Ramanavami Festival? i.e 14th April 2008, there was a vocal concert by the young and upcoming vidushi Tejaswini Shashibushan. The festival later was concluded with a Katha Keerthana by Sri. Bhadragiri Sarvothamadas. The katha selected for the occasion was Seetha Kalyana. This was well presented and appropriate for the Ramanavami Festival.

The festival was well attended by a huge crowd on all the 4 days. The Festival was supported Sri Manjunath, chairman and Sri Raju, director of Active Group of Companies, Bangalore.