Music Corner

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Lalitha Kala Suma 2018 - Invite

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira invites all music lovers to the felicitation of Prof. R. VISWESWARAN with Sangeetha Vedantha Dhureena title. On this occasion, the institute also presents Lalith Kala Suma awards to 32 senior artistes from Mysuru. For full details, please see the invite main page and Invite awardees list

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

Article in Sruti - page 1

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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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Lalitha Kala Suma - Awards Program

We request your gracious presence for the Programme in memory of its chief founders Karnataka Kalashree GV Ranganayakamma and Vidushi GV Neela and their sister & chief patron Dr. GV Vijayalakshmi where sixty eight artistes from Bengaluru will be honoured with the title Lalitha Kala Suma on Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 at The Bangalore Gayana Samaja Auditorium

For full details please see the invitation

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
14-15 October, 2017Sat-Sunday3-5PMmusic workshop by Prince  Rama Varma at the Institute
8-Oct-2017Sunday5:30PMMusic concert by Brinda Manickavasagam, B.Vittal Rangan - Violin,  Trichi G Aravindh – Mridanga
27-29-Oct-2017Fri-SundayMusic Festival in association with Suswaralaya College of Music
11-Nov-2017Saturday5:30PMMusic Concert by Aishwarya Vidya Raghunathan, Nalina Mohan - Violin,  Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma - Mridanga,  Sukanya Ramgopal - Ghatam.
3-Dec-2017Sunday5:30PMMusic concert by Bellary M. Raghavendra, Mattur R. Srinidhi - Violin,   Tumkur B Ravishankar - Mridanga, Sharath Kaushik - Ghatam
8-10 December, 2017Friday-Sunday4-6PM Music Workshop by Dr. Rukmini Ramani for senior students; subject: Papanasham Shivam kritis

Sankranthi & Spring Music Festival 2018

Sankranti Music Festival of 2018 in January and Spring Music Festival in February are announced.

Sankranthi Music Festival: 31st December, 2017 - 8th January, 2018 at The institute

Spring Music Festival: Feb 4-12, 2017 @ Bengaluru Gayana Samaja Auditorium

For full details of the programmes, please click here

Sankranthi Music Festival 2018

DateDay Time Programme & Artists
31-December-2017Sunday5:45PM Trichur Brothers-M.A. Sundareshwaran-Trichur R. Mohan-Kovai Suresh.
1-January-2018Monday5:45PM Vani Satish-B.Vittal Rangan-Arjun Kumar
2-January-2018Tuesday5:45PM ampagodu Vignaraja-H.M. Smitha-Tumkur B. Ravishankar-Sharath Koushik
3-January-2018Wednesday5:45PM Malladi Suribabu-B.K. Raghu-B.R.Srinivas-S.N. Narayana murthy
4-January-2018Thursday5:45PM Neyveli Santanagopalan-C.N. Chandrashekar-B.C.Manjunath-Somashekar Jois
5-January-2018Friday5:45PM S. Saketharaman-Nagai Sriram-Neyveli R. Narayanan-G. Guruprasanna
6-January-2018Saturday5:45PM Dr. S. Sowmya-Charulatha Ramanujam-H.S. Sudhindra-B.S. Purushotham (concert dedicated to Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. S. Ramanathan)
7-January-2018Sunday5:45PM Mysore A. Chandankumar-H.M.Smitha-Arjun Kumar-Omkar Rao
8-January-2018Monday5:45PM Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi-Bangalore V. Praveen-G.S.Ramanujan

Spring Music Festival 2018

DateDay Time Programme & Artists
4-February-2018Sunday5:45PM Bombay Jayashri Ramnath-H.N.Bhaskar-Patri Satishkumar-B.S.Purushotham
5-February-2018Monday5:45PM Amrithamurali-R.K. Shriramkumar-K.Arun Prakash-N. Guruprasad
6-February-2018Tuesday5:45PM Sanjay Subrahmanyan-S.Varadarajan-Neyveli B. Venkatesh-Bhagyalakshmi M. Krishna
7-February-2018Wednesday5:45PM Kalavathi Avadhooth-H.M.Smitha-H.S.Sudhindra-Trichy S. Krishnaswamy
8-February-2018Thursday5:45PM Malladi Brothers-Embar S. Kannan-Dr. Trichy Shankaran-Alathur Raj Ganesh
9-February-2018Friday5:45PM S.R. Vinay Sharva-B.Vittal Rangan-Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma-Anoor Sunad
10-February-2018Saturday5:45PM Ranjani & Gayathri-H.N.Bhaskar-Sai Giridhar-K.V. Gopalakrishnan
11-February-2018Sunday5:45PM Ranjani & Gayathri will be conferred with the title "Sangita Vedantha Dhurina"instituted in the name of founder G. Vedanta Iyengar with a cash award of Rs. 1.00 lakh, a Silver medal and citation followed by concert of Ramakrishnan Murthy-Charumathi Raghuraman- N.Manoj Shiva-B.S.Purushotham
12-February-2018Monday5:45PM Dr. Shobha Shashikumar-Bharatanritya performance based on poems of classical poets like Kaalidaasa, Kumaara Vyasaa, Dr. D.V.Gundappa and the contemporary legend Shatavadhani Dr. R. Ganesh

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