REVIEW FOR CARNATIC VOCAL CONCERT BY MOHANSANTHANAM
Kalasagaram is organising a Carnatic vocal concert by Mohansanthanam at Keyes High School on 19th September. The concert will begin at 6:30pm.
Mohansanthanam will be reciting Carnatic classical, and he will be accompanied by R Dinakar on the violin, S Arvind on the mridangam and K Srinivasa Rao on the kanjira.
Mohansanthanam comes from a musical lineage, and started singing when he was 5 years old. His mother Saraswathi Santhanam, during her student days in the then Central College of Carnatic Music (Chennai), had trained under T Brinda, Tirupambaram Swaminatha Pillai, Mayavaram Krishna Iyer and M A Kalyana Krishna Bhagavathar. Mohansanthanam's maternal aunt Ananthalakshmi Nagarajan, and R M Sundaram, were disciples of composer Kotiswara Iyer. Mohan learnt several of Kotiswara Iyer’s melakarta raga kritis from them.
Mohansanthanam received official training from T R Subramanyam (TRS). He did his MBA (Marketing) from Regional Engineering College (Tiruchirapalli) and B Sc (Honors) in Mathematics from Hans Raj College (Delhi University). He also regularly hosted (in English) World Space Radio's Carnatic music programs Gandharv Antar Gandhaar, and was the sub-editor of Naadha Brahmam, a bi-lingual monthly music journal.
Mohan was awarded the Asthana Vidwan title by his Holiness Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swami at Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt (Kanchipuram, September 2008). He is also a graded artist of All India Radio, Chennai.
Entry is free for all. Please contact Kalasagaram at 2773-1775 for further details.