NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF VEENA - 2005
Mudhra conducted National Veena Festival on 29th and 30th October 2005 at Narada Gana Sabha and Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha in association with Veena Foundation, New Delhi.
OCTOBER 29, 2005
SEMINAR ON VEENAat Narada Gana Sabha, 254, T.T.K. Road, Chennai - 18
10.00 am TO 1.00 pm
Chairperson : Dr.V.V.Srivatsa
Convenor : Dr. Radha Bhaskar and Eminent musicologists, musicians and scholars participated Papers for discussion included: Veena : History, traditions and evolution Veena as an experimental medium for Karnatic Music Gayaki style on Veena, Teaching methodologies and Veena ? making Spiritual, Cultural and Artistic Aspects of Veena
2.00 pm to 9.30 pm - "VEENARPANA" by
- Rajeshwari Anand
- Saroja Srinivasan
- Kalyani Ganesh
- Shyamala Sajnani
- Vidya Shankar
- Kalpagam Swaminathan
- Suma Sudhindra
- Pichumani Aiyar
- Padmavathy Ananthagopalan
- Saraswathi Rajagopalan
- Geetha Krishnamurthy
- Revathi Krishna
- B. Kannan
OCTOBER 30, 2005
At Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha
At Vani Mahal, 103, G.N.Chetty Road, T. Nagar, Chennai
2.00 PM TO 9.30 PM- VEENARPANA
- Hemalatha Mani
- Jayalakshmi Sekhar
- S. Sundar
- S. Srinivasan
- Shanthi Rao
- Karaikudi Subramaniam
- Rajeshwari Padmanabhan
- R. Venkatraman
- Vasanth Kumar
- S. Ravindran
- P. Ganesh
- Jaysri Jayaraaj
- Tiruchi Sivakumar
The Veenotsav2009 conducted by Mudhra and Brahma Gana Sabha was a highly successful event with about thirty eminent veena artists participating in it. The fest started with S.P.Ramh's reposeful play of Sarasiruhasanapriye (Nattai) and Ramani samanamevaru (Karaharapriya).Kalyani Ganesan's rendition of the rare song of Subbaraya Sastri "Ninnu vina gathi" was bhava laden. E.Gayathri was at her best and she presented a beautiful dimension of Kalyani in the alapana, tanam and kalpana svaram for the kriti "Nijadasa varadha."
The fest was inaugurated by Dr, Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetti who commended both the sabhas for thinking of such a unique fest.
Veteran Kalpagam Swaminathan offered glimpses of Kanada and Hamir Kalyani but they were an outpour of her rich years of experience. Every phrase communicated so much to the listener! Mudikondan Ramesh whose concert was the last to be featured on the first day, tailored his slot rather thought provingly. He played a raga malika in the alapana and aesthetically followed it up with Swathi Thirunal's Bhavayami Raghuramam.
The second day of the fest had a marathon session which started at 10a.m and went on continuously till 10p.m. Some outstanding items were Dr.R.S.Jayalakshmi's Keeravani, Maheshwari Venkatraman's Jyothiswarupini, Anantharaman's Saveri, Sriram's Simhendramadhyamam, Padmavathy Ananthagopalan's Pantuvarali, B.Kannan's Nasikabhushani and Jayalakshmi Sekhar's Todi which had good substance and offered a lot in terms of musical content. Every artist maintained perfect classicism and their play revealed their commitment and dedication to the art.
As a time saving measure, two stages were erected and just as one artist was about to finish, the other artists settled down in the adjacent stage. Also, two big clocks were kept in front of the stage to enable artists to perfectly maintain the time schedule.
A special highlight of the fest was a multi-media presentation on Veena evolution, style and stalwarts by Shobana Swaminathan in which she made a fine research based presentation on the Veena right from the Vedic times. She also presented audio clippings of past stalwarts like Chitti Babu, S.Balachander, Sivanandam- Sarada, Rajeswari Padmanabhan, Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer and others. This programme gave a good focus and meaning to the festival as it enlightened the audience on many interesting facts about the veena and related topics.
Altogether, it was a satisfying experience for all the Vainikas who felt that this was indeed a very well focused and meticulously organized festival. The rasikas also praised the efforts of the organizations for their perfect planning and co-ordination.
Brahma Gana Sabha and Mudhra conducted "Veenotsav'10" on 28th and 29th August at Infosys Hall, Ramakrishna Mission School, Chennai. The fest featuring 32 veena artists took off with Dr.R.S.Jayalakshmi's performance in which she elaborated Kalyani in a classical manner. B.Kannan's dazzling Pallavi in Hemavathi, E.Gayathri's serene play of Sri Parthasarathy ( Sudha dhanyasi)were noteworthy. Kalpagam Swaminathan was astounding and her enthusiasm to play even at this ripe age was really inspirational.Madurai T.N.seshagopalan was at his very best in projecting the Gayaki style on the Veena. The way he sang along while playing the Veena revealed the depth of his knowledge as well as his intense intention to project the voice through the Veena. Many Rakthi ragas found wonderful expression through his introspective play.
The second day's artists included Rukmini Kannan, Tanjore Hemalatha Mani, Maheswari Venkatraman, Shobana, Sangeetha, Bhavani Prasad, Rajalakshmi Tirunarayanan, Bharadwaj, Sujana Vadlamani, V.Balasubramaniam, Nirmala Rajasekhar, G.R.S.Murthy, P.Vasanth Kumar, Punya Srinivas, Revathi Krishna, S.P.Ramh, Jayalakshmi Sekar, Radhika Bhaskar, Jayaraj & Jaysree, Ananthanarayanan, Sankarprakash.All displayed different styles and dimensions to the Veena, thus making it a colourful expression of the great instrument.
A.Natarajan (Vice President, Mudhra) inaugurated the fest and appreciated the efforts of Brahma Gana Sabha and Mudhra in joining together in organising this unique fest.
Mudhra organised a marathon veena festival in association with Brahma Gana Sabha on 27th and 28th August 2011 at Infosys Hall, Ramakrishna Mission School, Bazullah Road, T.Nagar. 33 veena artists, 17 mridangam, 7 ghatam and 1 kanjira artiste participated i n this festival. Two stages were erected side by side and each artiste performed for half an hour. Eminent Cine Art Director, Sri.Thotta Tharani inaugurated the festival. For the first time in the history of carnatic music veena festival was broadcasted a live online web telecast which has been arranged by mudhra recording co. for the benefit of the rasikas all over the world.
Mudhra and Brahma Gana Sabha organized Nalli Veenotsav’12 on 15th and 16th September. The fest was inaugurated by Mysore V.Subramanya and Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami presided. A.Natarajan felicitated. The fest featured about 40 eminent Veena artists who played spectacularly andmade the fets a grand success.
VEENA FESTIVAL (24th and 25th August 2013)
Veteran Musician and Vainika Madurai Shri T.N.Seshagopalan inaugurated and Dr.Nalli Presided the Veenotsav 2013. This festival was Jointly organized by Mudhra and Brahma Gana Sabha supported by Nalli.
|4.30||Revathi Srinivasan & Shobana||Guru Raghavendra||Adambakkam Shankar|
|5.00||Inauguration: Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan inaugurates. Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti presides|
|5.30||Dr.R.S.Jayalakhsmi||Karaikudi V.M.Ganesan||Adambakkam Shankar|
|6.00||P.Vasanth Kumar||Guru Raghavendra||Dr.S.Karthick|
|6.30||Kalyani Ganesan||Karaikudi V.M.Ganesan||Adambakkam Shankar|
|7.00||Mudikondan Ramesh||Trichur Narendran||Dr.S.Karthick|
|7.30||Jayalakshmi Sekar||Guru Raghavendra||Adambakkam Shankar|
|8.00||Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan||Trichur Narendran||Dr.S.Karthick|
|10.00||Ramya Raghavan||Ashwini||Trichy Murali|
|11.00||N.R.Vedhavalli||Thillaisthanam Suriyanarayanan||Trichy Murali|
|12.30||Naresh Purushotham||Thillaisthanam Suriyanarayanan||Narasimhan|
|1.30||Maheswari Venkataraman||Manikkudi Chandrasekar||Narasimhan|
|2.00||Rajashri Ramakrishna||Thiruvidaimarudhur Sankaran||H.Sivaramakrishnan|
|2.30||T.T.Narendran||Manikkudi Chandrasekar||Nanganallur Swaminathan|
|3.00||Nisha Ponni(Trivandrum)||Madipakkam Suresh||Madipakkam Murali|
|3.30||V.Balasubramaniam||Kumbakonam Swaminathan||Nanganallur Swaminathan|
|4.00||N.Ananthanarayanan||Madipakkam Suresh||Madipakkam Murali|
|4.30||Bharadwaj Raman||Kumbakonam Swaminathan||Nanganallur Swaminathan|
|5.00||B.Kannan||Kumbakonam Ramakrishnan||Madipakkam Murali|
|5.30||Manjula M.R. (Bangalore)||Tanjore Subramaniam||E.M.Subramaniam|
|6.00||Sujana Vadlamani||Kumbakonam Ramakrishnan||Pudukottai Ramachandran|
|7.00||Padmavathi Ananthagopalan||Tanjore Subramaniam||Pudukottai Ramachandran|
|8.00||S.P.Ramh||Mudhra Bhaskar||Pudukottai Ramachandran|
The sixth edition of Mudhra’s Nalli Veenotsav’14 was organized on 23rd and 24th August at Infosys Hall, RKM school, T.Nagar. Mudhra has been organizing this event mainly with a view to showcase the greatness o f the Veena, a very ancient instrument which symbolizes the quintessence of Karnatic music. The fest was inaugurated by Dr.Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetti , J Balasubramaniam inaugurated and A.Natarajan felicitated . On the occasion, the “Vainika Mudhra award” was conferred on veena vidushi Padmavathy Ananthagopalan in recognition of her yeoman service to the cause of music.
|5.30||Jayalakshmi Sekar||Thillaistanam Suryanarayanan||Trichy Murali||2.5|
|6.15||Inauguration:J.Balasubramanian inaugurates. Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti presides & presents The award to Vinika Mudhra to Smt. Padmavathi Ananthagopalan – A.Natarajan felicitates|
|7.00||Padmavathi Ananthagopalan||Trichur Narendran||Trichy Murali||2.5|
|7.45||B.Sivakumar||Trichur Narendran||Trichy Muralli||3|
|10.00||Vankayala Meena Kumari||V.V.Ramanamurthy||Madipakkam Murali||3|
|10.45||Ramana Balachandran||V.V.Ramanamurthy||Pudukkottai Ramachandran||3|
|11.30||Bharadwaj Raman||Gururaghavendra||Madipakkam Murali||2.5|
|12.15||V.Balasubramaniam||Mudhra Bhaskar||Pudukkottai Ramachandran||2.5|
|1.00||Revathi Sadasivam||Gururaghavendra||Madipakkam Murali||3|
|1.45||Radhika Bhaskar||Mudhra Bhaskar||Pudukkottai Ramachandran||3|
|4.00||Shubha Santhosh||Mudhra Bhaskar||H.Sivaramakrishnan||3|
|4.45||Punya Srinivas||Vijay Natesan||Chandrasekara Sarma||4|
|6.15||R.Ramani||Vijay Natesan||Nanganallur Swaminathan||2.5|
|7.00||Mudikondan Ramesh||Sankaranarayanan||Chandrasekara Sarma||2.5|
|7.15||S.P.Ramh and Pavithra Mahesh||Mudhra Bhaskar||Nanganallur Swaminathan||2.5|
28th August 2015 at Infosys hall and from 29th Aug to 2nd Sept 2015 live webstreaming in paalamtv
Veteran Musician & Mridanga Vidwan Padma Bhushan, Sangita Kalanidhi Sri.T.V.Gopalakrishnan will inaugurate and present the VAINIKA MUDHRA AWARD to Shri. B.KANNAN at 5.30pm on 28th August 2015 and Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti will preside Sri A.Natarajan will felicitate.VEENARPANA 28th August 2015 Friday CONCERT AT INFOSYS HALL, RKM School, T.Nagar 6.00 pm B.Kannan - Veena M.A.Krishnaswamy – Violin Melakkaveri Balaji – Mridangam V.Suresh –Ghatam 29th August 2015 to 2nd Sept 2015 LIVE VEENA CONCERTS WILL BE RELAYED FROM MUDHRA MUSIC STUDIO THROUGH WEBCAST 29th August 2015(Sunday) 5.45 pm : N.Anantha Narayanan 7.30 pm : Dr.R.S.Jayalakshmi Nellai Balaji – Mridangam & Trichy Murali – Ghatam 30th August (Monday) 5.45 pm : Nisha Ponni (Trivandrum) 7.30 pm : Dr.B.Sivakumar (Trichy) Sai Giridhar- Mridangam & Madipakkam Murali - Ghatam 31st August (Tuesday) 5.45 pm : Ramana Balachandra (Bangalore) 7.30 pm : Punya Srinivas Vijay Natesan –Mridangam & Chandrasekara Sarma - Ghatam 1st September (Wednesday) 5.45 pm : Jayalakshmi Sekar 7.30 pm : Mudikondan Ramesh B.Ganapathyraman –Mridangam & Pudukkotai Ramachandran – Ghatam 2nd September (Thursday) 5.45 pm : (Mysore) 7.30 pm : N.Vijayalakshmi Madipakkam Suresh –Mridangam & D.V.Venkatasubramaniam - Ghatam
VEENOTSAV 201628th August to 1st Sept 2016
Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti presided and Sri.N.V.Subramaniam, Retd. AGM Southern Railways inaugurated and presented the VAINIKA MUDHRA AWARD to Dr.Jayanthi Kumaresh at 5.30pm on 28th August 2016
VEENARPANA 28th August 2016 Sunday CONCERT AT INFOSYS HALL, RKM School, T.Nagar 6.00 pm Jayanth Kumaresh - Veena R.Ramesh – Mridangam Thirupunitura Radhakrishnan –Ghatam
29th August 2016 to 1st Sept 2016
Webstreaming done Live from Mudhra Music Studio 29th August 2016(Monday) 5.45 pm : K.R.Srevats 7.30 pm : Revathi Sadasivam(Bangalore) N.C.Bharadwaj – Mridangam & Trichy Murali – Ghatam 30th August (Tuesday) 5.45 pm : Sujana Vadlamani 7.30 pm : Shobana Swaminathan Burra Siram- Mridangam & Madipakkam Murali - Ghatam 31st August (Wednesday)
5.45 pm : Geetha Ramanand (Bangalore) 7.30 pm : Emani Lalitha Krishna( Hyderabad) Akshay Ananthapadmanabhan –Mridangam & Adambakkam Shankar - Ghatam 1st September (Thursday) 5.45 pm : Radhika Bhaskar 7.30 pm : S.P.Ramh Vineeth –Mridangam & H.Sivaramakrishnan – Ghatam
Inauguraton held at Infosys Hall,
Ramakrishna Mission School Campus, T.Nagar on 27th August 2017(Sunday) at 6.00pm. Dr.Pappu Venugopala Rao, Eminent Scholar and Secretary, The Music Academy, Chennai Inaugurated and presented the VAINAKA MUDHRA AWARD to Dr.R.S.Jayalakshmi. Veteran Musician Smt. Suguna Varadhachari did the Felicitations.
27th August 2017 Sunday CONCERT AT INFOSYS HALL, RKM School, T.Nagar
6.00 pm : Inauguration & Award Function
Followed by Veena Concert Dr.R.S.Jayalakshmi - Veena M.S.Varadan – Mridangam Trichy Murali - Ghatam
28th August 2017 to 31<bst August 2017
LIVE VEENA CONCERTS WILL BE RELAYED FROM MUDHRA MUSIC STUDIO THROUGH WEBCAST
YOU CAN WATCH AT www.paalam.in/tv from your Computer, mobile, ipad or phone. and not at Infosys Hall,
28th August 2017(Monday) 5.45 pm : S.Mahadevan (Trivandrum)- Veena L.Sudarsan Srinivas – Mridangam Madipakkam Murali – Ghatam 7.30pm : Kalyani Ganesan– Veena Karaikudi V.M. Ganesan – Mridangam Madipakkam Murali - Ghatam
29th August 2017(Tuesday)
5.45 pm : Anjani - Veena Thillaisthanam Suriyanarayanan – Mridangam Hariharasubramaniam - Ghatam 7.30 pm : Revathi Srinivasan- Veena Ramaiah Vittal – Mridangam Hariharasubramainam – Ghatam
30th August 2017 (Wednesday)
5.45 pm : Veena Venkataramani – Veena Akshayram – Mridangam N.Rajaram – Ghatam 7.30 pm : Yoga Vandana(Bangalore) - Veena Sunaada Krishna Amai – Mridangam N.Rajaraman – Ghatam
31st August 2017 (Thursday)
5.45 pm : T.R.Sambasivam- Veena Thirucherai Kaushik – Mridangam G.Ravichandran – Ghatam 7.30 pm : S.Srinivasan – Veena Chennai Thiagarajan – Mridangam G.Ravichandran – Ghatam
VEENOTSAV 201826th to 30th August 2018
Held at Infosys Hall, Ramakrishna Mission School, T.Nagar, Chennai – 17.
Veteran Musician Vidwan Shri. Chitravina Narasimhan inaugurated, Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti presided and presented the VAINIKA MUDHRA AWARD to JEYARAAJ KRISHNAN AND JAISRI JAYARAAJ KRISHNAN at 6.00pm on 26th August 2018 . Veteran Musician Shri.Mudikondan Ramesh did the felicitation.26th August 2018 – Inauguration & Award function at Infosys hall From 27th August to 30th August Concert was live web streaming from mudhra music studio through Paalam TV. 26th August 2018 at Infosys Hall 4.15 pm : C.Charulatha – Veena (Grand Daughter of Dr.R.S.Jayalakshmi) Thillaisthanam Suryianarayanan – Mridangam Thiruvarur Venkatesh – Ghatam 6.00 pm : Inauguration and Award Function Jeyaraaj and Jaysri – Veena Duet Mannarkoil Balaji – Mridangam Bhargava Halambi – Kanjira 27th August 2018 – Live webcast 5.45 pm : Santosh Jayaram – Veena Aduthurai Guruprasadh – Mridangam 7.30pm : Mudikondan Ramesh – Veena Akshayram – Mridangam Trichy Murali – Ghatam for both concerts 28th August 2018 – Live webcast 5.45 pm : Vinayak Vaidhyanathan – Veena Muhathala N.P.Sarma – Mridangam 7.30pm : B.Kannan – Veena Kishore Ramesh – Mridangam G.Ravichandran – Ghatam for both concerts 29th August 2018 – Live webcast 5.45 pm : Ramkumar – Veena Varun Ramaswamy – Mridangam 7.30pm : Duddu Setharamaiah – Veena Thirucherai Kaushik Rajagopal – Mridangam N.Rajaram – Ghatam for both concerts 30th August 2018 – Live webcast 5.45 pm : Dr.Geetha R.Bhat – Veena T.R.Arvind Kaushik – Mridangam 7.30pm : Ananthanarayanan – Veena Sarvesh Karthick – Mridangam Madipakkam Murali – Ghatam for both concerts
Held at Infosys Hall, Ramakrishna Mission School , T.Nagar, Chennai – 17. Veteran Musician Vidwan Shri. Chitravina Narasimhan inauguratde, Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti presided and presented the VAINIKA MUDHRA AWARD to JEYARAAJ KRISHNAN AND JAISRI JAYARAAJ KRISHNAN at 6.00pm on 26th August 2018 . Veteran Musician Shri.Mudikondan Ramesh did the felicitation.
26th August 2018
– Inauguration & Award function at Infosys hall From 27th August to 30th August Concert was live web streaming from mudhra music studio through Paalam TV.
26th August 2018 at Infosys Hall
4.15 pm : C.Charulatha – Veena (Grand Daughter of Dr.R.S.Jayalakshmi) Thillaisthanam Suryianarayanan – Mridangam Thiruvarur Venkatesh – Ghatam 6.00 pm : Inauguration and Award Function Jeyaraaj and Jaysri – Veena Duet Mannarkoil Balaji – Mridangam Bhargava Halambi – Kanjira
27th August 2018 – Live webcast
5.45 pm : Santosh Jayaram – Veena Aduthurai Guruprasadh – Mridangam 7.30pm : Mudikondan Ramesh – Veena Akshayram – Mridangam Trichy Murali – Ghatam for both concerts
28th August 2018 – Live webcast 5.45 pm : Vinayak Vaidhyanathan – Veena Muhathala N.P.Sarma – Mridangam 7.30pm : B.Kannan – Veena Kishore Ramesh – Mridangam G.Ravichandran – Ghatam for both concerts
29th August 2018 – Live webcast
5.45 pm : Ramkumar – Veena Varun Ramaswamy – Mridangam 7.30pm : Duddu Setharamaiah – Veena Thirucherai Kaushik Rajagopal – Mridangam N.Rajaram – Ghatam for both concerts
30th August 2018 – Live webcast
5.45 pm : Dr.Geetha R.Bhat – Veena T.R.Arvind Kaushik – Mridangam 7.30pm : Ananthanarayanan – Veena Sarvesh Karthick – Mridangam Madipakkam Murali – Ghatam for both concerts