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Mysore M. Nagaraj 
 Mysore M. Manjunath
Carnatic Violin Concert 
3:30 PM 5/5/01


Srimushnam Raja Rao (Mridangam)

Artist Profiles

Mysore M. Nagaraj and Mysore M. Manjunath are the sons and disciples of the well-known violinist Sri S. Mahadevappa of Mysore. Both Nagaraj and Manjunath were childhood prodigies who matured quickly to become superb violinists. At fourteen, Nagaraj won the coveted Best Violinist award from Madras Academy, later in quick succession won five times and is a the recipient of the title, “Sangeetha Ratna” Manjunath has followed on his elder brother’s footsteps, winning the Best Violinist awards, “A” grade artist status, three gold medals and first rank in Master of Music degree, besides winning other laurels. Manjunath received his Doctorate from Mysore University for his work on “Styles of Violin Playing.”

Srimushnam Raja Rao a performer par excellence, has been performing as a mridangam artist accompanying practically all musicians for over 4 decades. He received his training from Kumbhakonam Rajappa Iyer He is a also fine vocal artist



M.S. Sheela 
Carnatic Vocal
6:30 PM 5/5/01


Radhika Mani (Violin)

Anoor R. Dattatreya Sharma (Mridangam)

V. Kashinath (Kanjira)

Rudrapatnam Sathyakumar (Ghatam)

Artist Profiles

M. S. Sheela is a Carnatic Classical Vocalist and is a Top Rank artist of AIR and Doordarshan. She is a disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi R K SRIKANTAN, she is a Post graduate in Music from Bangalore University and is a Gold Medallist. Madras Music Academy, during 1997, adjudged Sheela as an "Outstanding Senior Female Vocalist" , Karnataka state has honoured Sheela by giving "Rajyotsava Award", Karnataka State Film Chambers has given an award to Sheela as, " Best Female Play Back Singer " for the year 97-98. During the Annual Music festival of Karnataka Ganakala Parishat for the year 2000, Sheela has been adjudged as best Musician of the Conference and has been awarded "Ananya Puraskar", an Award Instituted by A N A N Y A G M L Cultural Academy Bangalore. Sheela has been honoured and given titles by various Sabhas including "Ganakala Shree", and "Sumadhura Sangeetha Dhruvatare."

Radhika Mani is a well known violinist. She has given concerts all over the world including India, USA and Australia. She has accompanied well known musicians. In addition to accompanying, she has given Violin Solo concerts.

Anoor R. Dattatreya Sharma hails from a family of musicians, his father being the well known violinist Late Anoor. S. Ramakrishna. He is currently the principal of the Music School Ayyanar College of Music. He has accompanied well known musicians in Carnatic Music in addition to the famous Percussion Ensemble “Laya Lahari”.

A. V. Kashinath is
the son of the well known violinist Late Sri. A. Veerabhadriah of Aruna Musicals. He was initiated into music at the early age of 10 and has since been performing professionally.

R. Sathyakumar
is a well known Ghatam artist. He has accompanied a number of leading artists in the field of Carnatic Music. He has been on the staff at the Ayyanar College of Music.



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