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India’s musical and linguistic plurality is best manifested in the poetic compositions of Meerabai, Purandaradasa, Thyagaraja,
Vocalists S. Aishwariya and S. Saundarya, with their voices and songs, journey through the musical terrains with renderings of theses varied composers. They are amongst the most popular musicians in Carnatic music from the younger generation. Both of them are the Great Grand Daughters of Bharat Ratna M.S. Subbulakshmi and the Grand Daughters of Dr. Radha Viswanathan. Indeed, they are the torch bearers of a precious legacy.
They follow the musical footsteps of musician extraordinaire, M.S. Subbulakshmi, an artist who with her distinctive identity, illuminated the landscape of Classical music. She left a legacy (from the 1930s) of an artistic repertoire that has deep resonances even today.
This concert is an ode to the virtuosity of a classical artist and the multi-hued composers who embellished their provenance.
S. Aishwarya’s initiation into music began directly under the tutelage of M.S. Amma and Radha Viswanathan when she was 4 years old. Over a period of 20 years, the huge repertoire of songs which was part of the MS Bani was painstakingly taught to her by her Grandmother Dr. Radha.
Aishwarya has also been learning from Karnataka Kalashree Vidushi, Jambu Kannan for the last 17 years. She is also a proficient Veena player training in the reputed Karaikudi style from A. Shankar Raman and B. Nagalakshmi.
Aishwarya has won various awards from many organisations most notably being designated as the Ambassador of Classical Arts by the Connecticut State Assembly in 2016. She was named the rising star of Carnatic Music by the AMN Global Group in March 2017. She has also won the Vocational Excellence Award from the Rotary Club of India and the Young Achiever Award from the A3 Foundation – Chandigarh in the year 2016 and recently bestowed with the “Pride of India” Award by the Maharashtra Journalists Foundation.
S. Saundarya has been a student under the guidance of Sangitha Kala Acharya, Neela Ramgopal for 5 years. She is also training on the violin under the tutelage of Anuthama Murali and Vishwajith Mattur. Saundarya is an upcoming Bharatanayam dancer too training under the Vazhuvoor Bani from Sumitra Nitin. She is extremely accomplished in Western Violin as well, having completed her Grade 5 with distinction from Associated Board of the Royal School of Music – London (ABRSM) in Nov 2019. Saundarya has been conferred with the “Pride of India” Award by the Maharashtra Journalist Foundation.
Phanindra Bhaskara is an excellent Mridangam Artist and a disciple of Senior Mridangam Vidwan Sri H S Sudhindhra . He has won the Ananya Yuva Prathibha award twice and the CMANA award from the Percussive Arts Center in 2016.
Vishwajith Mattur is an accomplished Violin Vidwan who began learning from Sri Hosahalli Subba Rao (a direct disciple of Violin Legend Lalgudi G Jayaraman). Vishwajith has since accompanied many leading artists and is currently learning from PadmaSri Awardee Rudrapatnam Thyagarajan and Sri H V Raghuram.