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Carnatic Music Concert, 19th July 2015


Kalapremi U.K. proudly present:

Carnatic Music Concert (in whistle format)


Siva Kalyan – Whistle
Kiruthika Nadarajah – Violin
Dr. Jai Shankar – Mridangam

On Sunday, 19 th July 2015. 11:30 – 1.30 pm


The Alun Armstrong Theatre, Civic Hall,
Stanley – DH9 0NA

Tickets : £5 per head

P.S: A light South Indian Lunch available to be purchased at the Venue.

Contact Dr.Nath
Phone: 01207232698
Email: snath@btinternet.com

Tickets are also available online here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/carnatic-music-concert-in-whistle-format-tickets-17646110993 

Artist Profiles

Siva Kalyan

Siva started whistling seriously as a means to continue with music when his voice broke. He received encouragement in the form of prizes from CMANA (Carnatic Music Association of North America) and the Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana that led to a Whistle Arangetram in 2005 to celebrate his grandfather’s 75th birthday. Since then he has given Whistle concerts in Australia, India and USA. Siva was fortunate to be taught the Pancharatna krithis at a young age.

His music is a gift of two very kind yet demanding teachers who taught his mother Radha Kalyan. Mrs.Radha Krishna of Delhi taught Siva’s mother for 13 years, transforming her from a beginner to a concert singer. Tanjore Sri. S. Kalyanaraman built on the foundations laid by Mrs. Radha Krishna, showing Radha how much more there is to learn. Both Mrs.Radha Krishna and Sri Kalyanaraman were life-long learners with keen minds and vast knowledge. Siva’s music is also a gift from his grandparents who nurtured his mother’s love of music. A good part of his instruction came indirectly from listening to his mother teaching her students.

Siva is presently pursuing a PhD program in Linguistics at the Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Kiruthika Nadarajah

Kiruthika Nadarajah is a young London-based violinist who started learning at the age of eleven under her guru Smt. Kalaivani Indrakumar. After her Arangetram in 2006, she underwent further training from Kalaimamani M. Nandini and continues to train with Sri H.N. Bhaskar. Kiruthika actively performs as a solo artiste and an accompanist for many musical events throughout the year. She has performed all over the UK and internationally in India, Singapore, Paris and Barcelona to name a few. Kiruthika was a member of Tarang – an ensemble of north and south Indian musicians and was orchestra leader for SAMYO (South Asian Music Youth Orchestra) with whom she has toured all across England in many prestigious venues such as Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. She has also had the opportunity to perform at ‘Darbar’ Festival twice which is often thought of as Britain’s best festival of South Asian music and has won awards at competitions such as Croydon Music Festival. Alongside all her musical activities Kiruthika is currently working as a management consultant at Deloitte.

Dr. Jai Shankar

Dr. Jai Shankar is one of the very few Mridangam Artists in the Northwest of England. He is a very dedicated , talented artist and teacher . He chalks out time and space to participate in music events in spite of his busy schedule as a Doctor. Dr. Jai Shankar works as an ophthalmologist for the NHS.


Kalapremi Ganesh Festival, 26th Sept. 2015, North Durham Academy, Stanley

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