Music Corner

We will soon be introducing more information on Carnatic Music.


Kalavanta 2018 - Invite

SGBS Trust / Karnataka Fine Arts Council invites young artists for the Kalavanta 2018 awards! For full details, please see the invite

Article about the Institute in Sep'16 issue of Sruti

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The Institute chosen for Karnataka Kalashree award

8-Oct-2015: The Karnataka Sangeetha Nrithya Academy has chosen Sri Rama Lalitha Kalamandira for the prestigious Karnataka Kalashree award for this year, with the institute being the only organization, among 18 artistes, which is rare.
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Vidwan Sri G.V Krishna Prasad honoured

Vishesha Fine Arts in its Annual Vishesha Utsava - 2015 honoured 3 significant individuals: Padmasri Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. N. Ramani, Mridangam Vidwan G.V. Krishna Prasad, Hon. Secretary Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira and Mridangam Vidwan K.U. Jayachandra Rao. G.V. Krishna Prasad was honoured with the title VISHESHA KALAPOSHAKA and cash award with citation and memorable memento.

Quarterly Newsletter being launched: We have launched a quarterly music newsletter in October 2013 during Dasara. The next edition, for January 2015, giving details of Sankrathi and Spring Music Festivals of 2015, is released. Please acess the latest quarerly newsletter here

Awards Announced for 2013-14

Vasantha Sangeethotsavam

Review of Raga Vaibhavam

Article in Gayana Samrajya, June 2012

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Award for Founder of California branch of the Institute

Tributes to Smt. Ranganayaki and Memoirs

Article in Prajavani

Praise for her in Vijaya Karnataka

Praise for the Sisters

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The Institution

We are one of the premier Institutions of Music and in service of Carnatic Music for over five decades. A niche has been  carved in imparting education in various facets of this divine art. The great efforts and dedication of the founders have laid a strong foundation to promote Carnatic Music. We have encouraged many musicians and budding artists since inception. Our continued association with musicians of great repute has put us on a firm footing. 

Souvenir commemorating the 50th year of Punyamarane of the founder released

A souvenir, containing memorabilia on the occassion of the 50th year of the passing away of the founder Sri G. Vendantam Iyengar, has been released. Those who are interested can contact the institute's general secretary in the evenings at the institute and collect their copy

Important Upcoming Programs

DateDay Time Programme & Artists
26-Feb-2017Sunday5:30PM Carnatic music concert: Prasanna Venkataraman (Vocals), disciple of T.R Balamani, T.K Govinda Rao and Sanjay Subrayanyan
Violin: Aditi Krishnaprakash
Mridangam: H.S. Sudhindra
Ghatam: Omkar Rao
18-March-2017 Saturday 5.00 p.m. Vidwan Sri R.K. Shriramkumar will present Lecture Demonstration on "Srimathadhi Guruguho Jayathi " - An insight into the Guruguha Vibhakti Kritis of Muthuswamy Dikshitar. Violin accompaniment B. Vittal Rangan, Mridangam accompaniment K. Arun Prakash.
19-March-2017 Sunday10.30 a.m. Lecture Demonstration by Vidwan Shri K. Arun Prakash, Violin accompaniment B. Vittal Rangan, Subject of the Demonstration "The Art of Apt and Creative Mridangam accompaniment".
2-April-2017 Sunday5.30 p.m. Veena concert by Vidushi Geetha Ramanand
Mridangam: R. Adhamya
Ghatam G. Omkar Rao
29-April-2017 Saturday5.30 p.m. Musical discourse by Smt. Vishaka Hari Sub: "Sri Ramanuja Vaibhavam" in English. To commemorate with Ramanujacharya Birth Millennium year Smt. Vishaka Hari will be conferred with the title "Sangita Vedantha Dhurina" with a cash purse of One lakh rupees and silver medal by His Holiness Sri Sri Yadugiri Yathiraja Narayana Ramanuja Jeeyar. Accompaniments for the Musical discourse Smt. Charulatha Ramanujam Violin, H.S. Sudhindra Mridangam, Sukanya Ramgopal Ghata.
Venue: Kuvempu Kalakshetra, opp. Bangalore Gayana Samaja, K.R. Road
13-May-2017 Satuday5.30 p.m. "RAGA LAYA PRABHA AWARD" to Vidwan Madhu Kashyap and Amith A. Nadig, the award will be presented by Santita Kalanidhi Kum. A. Kanyakumari. The award function will be followed by Violin Solo concert by A. Kanyakumari, violin support B. Vittal Rangan. Mridangam accompaniment K.V. Prasad, Khanjira Bangalore N. Amrith
Venue: Bangalore Gayana Samaja Auditorium
25-June-2017 Sunday5.30 p.m. Music concert by Kolkatta Padmavathi Saranathan, Violin by Charulatha Ramanujam, Mridangam by H.S. Sudhindra

Sankranthi & Spring Music Festival 2017

Sankranti Music Festival of 2017 in January and Spring Music Festival in February are announced.

Sankranthi Music Festival: Jan 1-10, 2017 at The institute

Spring Music Festival: Feb 5-12, 2017 @ Gayana Samaja Auditorium

For full details of the programmes, please click here

Programmes are open to all rasikas. Admission is free ; all are requested to be seated 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the concert and stay till the completion of Tani Avarthanam and Mangalam by the artists. Liberal donations are welcome and donations are exempted under 80G of I.T. Act.

G.V. Krishna Prasad - Hon. Secretary

G.V.Neela - Chief Founder