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Monday, July 30, 2007

Another debut concert with a new team in Sastri Hall

It was indeed a great feeling for me whenever i perform a concert in Sastri Hall as this is the stage from which i began on the 9th December 2001. I was very happy that my thatha, inspite of having undergone eye surgery, was there to listen to my concert throughout. Rajeev anna and Swaminathan anna were at their best and it really was one of the good concerts, once again for the first time as a team. Some how another debut performance in Sastri hall, this time with the team.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

A day for my Garand father Sri Embar S Sadagopan my first guru.

Yes today (29th Jul'07) i attended the intial level audition for Violin in All India Radio to try and perform in children programme of AIR as a violin aritst. I have done well and hope to get a good result. Appearing itself has made my thatha very happy and i hope god will be kind enough to make me pass this and also i look forward to programme soon in AIR as violin artist.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A High Profile wedding executed in a simplest way possible.

Yes imagine Maestro Ilayaraja and Youth sensation Sri A.R. Rahman attending a wedding to bless a couple with no great fuss. Infact many artists from the Kollywood attended the reception including Percussion artist Sri Puru uncle, Flautist Napoleon uncle, Periya Prasad uncle (tabla artist), Smt P Susheela amma, Sri Karthick Raja to name a few.

It was a real dream come true for me to have been the artist to perform in my guru Sri Sadanandam's son's wedding reception yesterday. Sri Sadanandam, (S/o late Sri R. Sudarsanam a great music director) is with Maestro Ilalyaraja as a leading guitarist right from his first movie and himself a good music director and a great teacher. I had the oppurtunity to learn from him before 3 years and even now whenever time permits he teaches me nuances in the western classical side.

It was also an occasion for me to be sharing stage with my uncle Embar S Kannan on violin, Sri Poongulam Subramaniam on mrudhangam and DR S Karthick on ghatam (first concert i am performing with him after he got the Doctorate) after a long time. I enjoyed every moment and in particular the enhancement they made for my Thilang rag based composition. A link for a small video clipping is given here.

I was happy to have got this oppurtunity to perform in this function by which i got the blessings of many great personalities like Smt Susheela amma and that of my guru's family. It was another great day for me to have a taken a photograph with A.R. Rahman uncle.