Youth Concert: 2007 June

Youth Concert: 2007 June 17th, Sun 4pm— Ahir and Krithi Bala

Nandalala Mission Invites you to
Youth Concerts
A monthly program to provide a forum for
our talented youth to perform before a live audience
On: Sunday, June 17th, 2007, 4pm
At: 737 Sequoia Drive Sunnyvale, CA – 94086
Performance by
Ahir Bala — Carnatic violin
accompanied by
Ram Sivaramakrishnan — Mridangam
Krithi Bala — Hindustani Vocal
accompanied by
Vishaal Sridhar — Tabla

Followed by: Performances of students of music interested in performing before a live audience. One piece per child.

This is being organized by Nandalala Mission to provide a forum for youth to perform before a live audience.

Performances will be given by youth trained in any form of music or dance. Each performance will be for one hour. A participant may perform for one hour or two participants may perform for 30minutes each.

Interested music / dance schools / teachers may contact Nandalala Mission at the number given below. Concerts will generally be once a month, on a Sunday afternoon.

Performers will be awarded a token of appreciation by Nandalala Mission.

RSVP: or 408-720-8437.

Here is a short note on their profile.Ahir Bala

Ahir started learning violin in the year 2002 from Anuradha Sridhar. In 2003 he moved to Bangalore, India where he continued his lessons from Anuradha’s mother Lalgudi Srimati Brahmanandam of the illustrious Lalgudi family. Ahir is very privileged to have learnt violin from such dedicated teachers. He is studying in 11th Grade at The International School Bangalore.

Ram Sivaramakrishnan

Ram had his initial mridangam training for three years under the tutelage of Sri Madurai Shanmugam in Bombay. After a long gap of more than 10 years, his interest was rekindled after listenting to several performances of Shriram Brahmanandam. He is currently learning the art from Shriram who has been his guru since 2002. Ram is a chip-designer by profession.

Krithi Bala

Krithi started learning Hindustani vocal at the age of 7. In the Bay Area her teachers included Vasumati Ranganathan and Shubhangi Sahkalkar. After moving to Bangalore she has been learning from Pandit Parameshwar Hegde, one of the leading exponents of Hindustani vocal. She’s studying in 8th grade at The International School Bangalore.

Vishaal Sridhar

Vishaal has been learning Tabla for the last 5 years under the guidance of his father P.V.Sridhar, who is one of the senior students of Ustad Zakir Hussain. His other interests include Tennis and reading. He is studying 11th grade in Monta Vista High School. Cupertino.