ABOUT US


Vidwan. B. K. ANATHA RAM

 

Flautist B K Anantha Ram comes from a four-generation musician family. He took his first lessons in music from his mother. A Rajamma Keshavamurthy herself a well-known vocalist and an elderly figure in Carnatic music honoured with Rajyothsava award and T.Chowdiah Memorial Award.

Later, Anantha Ram took to flute and went to C M Madhuranath, B N Suresh, M. R. Doraisvvamy and Anoor Ramakrishna under whom he got a good grounding and a firm foundation. He is perfected it under the master flautist Dr N. Ramani. .Anantha Ram has given hundreds of recitals in the last 20 years and each one of them was a crowd-puller Wherever he goes, he enthralls the audience with enchanting melodies. Audience just moves to his flute like a snake swaying to the snake charmer.

"Dedication and constant practice has brought me thus far", says Anantha Ram With acclaim, accolades to his credit, Anantha Ram has established himself as a flautist and is all set to get into the galaxy of flautists. With all this, says Anantha Ram in all humility "I am still on the surface, I have yet to delve deep to discover what music is."

Mentors

Late Sri C. M. Madhuranath, Late Sri. B.N. Suresh, M.R.Doraiswamy, Late Anoor S. Ramakrisha. Dr. N. Ramani and Sri. R. S. Ramakanth.

Experience

Played in ONE WORLD - ONE MUSIC of David Fanshawe the internationally distinguished composer, explorer and
ethnomusicologist of U.K. A video recording played for BBC in 1999 and ABC TV in April 1994.

Sri Ramanavami celebrations at Fort High School, Bangalore.
RT NAGAR Sangitha Sabha..................Bangalore.
Sri Ramanavami Celebrations at ODKATTUR MUTT.
Suswara Sangitha Sabha...................Doddaballapur.
Navarathri music festíval of Kamataka College of Percussions
T.T.D. Devasthanam's Mahayagna at Bangalore.
Kamataka Gana Kala Parishath's 25th Music conference at Sri Kukke Subramanya.
Regular performer at Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival at Thiruvyyar.
Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha.............Bangalore and Mysore
Sri GANAPATHI SACHIDANANDA ASHRAM........Mysore.
Every Friday Cultural programme organized by KANNADA
and CULTURE DEPT.
50th year Independence Day Celebrations SUVARNA MAHOTHSAVA.
In DD9 Channel along with Violin maestro Sri Kunnakudi Vydyanathan in SANGITHA ARADHANA PROGRAMME.
Sri Sathya Sai College...Whitefield......Bangalore.
GURUGUHA GANA SABHA................Shimoga.
Sri Raghavendraswamy Aradhana at Hassan.
RAMANI'S ACADEMY OF FLUTE........MADRAS and many more.

Played At

  • Empanelled Artistes of lndian Council for Cultural Relations (I.C.C.R) Ministry of Extemal Affairs, Government of India
  • Managing Trustee, Vamshi Academy of Music Trust since 1998 Exclusively for the cause of Flute &
    also other forms of Karnatic Classical Music, to create Awareness in Music, to create a stage for upcoming & veteran musicians & Honoring an organization (working for the cause ofMusic), Veteran Flautist & Senior Musician
  • Released 6 CD's & Cassettes.-Mohanavamshi, Amithamrutha, Pibare Ramarasam, Flute & Rhythms, Lilting Flutes
  • Sri Sringeri Navarathri Festival... Blessed & honoured by H.H.Sri.Sri Jagadguru of Shankara Mutt
  • Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam ...Blessed & honored by H.H.Sri.Sri of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.
  • Udupi Sri Krishna Temple... Blessed & honored by H.H.Sri.Sri Pehawar Swamiji.
  • Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashram...Blessed & honored with a Golden Bracelet by H.H.Sri.Sri Ganapathi Sachidanada Swamiji.
  • Sri Sai Mandir, Bangalore..Blessed & honored with a Golden Ring by Sri. Sri.Gopalakrishna Baba.
  • World famous Mysore Dasara Festival & Hampi Festival & Kadambothsava Festival.
  • In front of Delegation led by Chief Justice Supreme Court of CANADA & Honorable C.M. of Kamataka (India)
  • On the occasion of the 70th Birthday Celebrations & book release of Sri Karan Singh, M.P
  • Manipal Institute of Technology in connection vvith SPIC-MACAY programme.
  • Mudra's Janaka-Janya Festival, Bharath Kalachar Sabha. Music Education Trust Delhi & Chennai Chapter, Krishna Gana Sabha, Nandi Fine Art....All At Chennai
  • Karnatak Utsav (Karnataka kalavaibhav festival) held at New Delhi dedicated to artistes of Kamataka sponsored by Dept. of Kannada & Culture.
  • Karntaka Utasv held at Guahati (Assam State) conducted by Kamataka Sangitha Nruthya Academy.
  • Karnataka Ganakala Parishath's Music Conference at Sri Kukke Subramanya.
  • National Center of Performing Arts, Music Triangle, Muland Fine Arts... .All at Bombay.
  • For B.B.C.T.V in the Episode Inside Story
  • E-T.V, Udaya TV, Suprabath TV
  • Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha, R.M.V.Sabha, RT.Nagar Sangitha Sabha.....
  • SriKrishna KalaKshetra, ISKON-Bangalore
  • 7"' International Congrress on Pastoral Care & Counselling
  • Bhavanothasav of Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalorc Centre

 

Master AMITH A NADIG

 
                      

Child prodigy Amith A Nadig comes from a family of musicians and naturally, music runs in his blood. Son of noted flautist B K Anantha Ram, and grandson of renowned vocalist. A Rajamma Keshavamurthy, Amith was found blowing into the flute at the age of two. Amith's learning started at the age of four at his father's feet. After six years of rigorous practice under his father-guru, Amith went out well-groomed and gave his first performance at the age of ten. A regular performer at the Thyagaraja Aradhana at Thiruvayyur, Amith has so far given hundreds of recitals and has won many awards. On one occasion, Sri. Ganapathi Sachidananda Swamiji, much impressed, honoured Amith with a gold bracelet and a shawl. On another occasion, when Amith played to a select audience of noted scientists overwhelmed scientist Dr Kasturirangan hugged Amith and wished him further fame. Amith is on Central Govemment scholarship and is equally good at studies. Asked what he wants to become when he grows up, says Amith : "Though music is my first passion, I want to become a software engineer".Flute maestro Ramani as his idol, and with veteran R K Srikantan's guidance, Amith is all set to outclass his father-guru. Says Anantha Ram : "It will be my happiest day when I see my disciple-son outperform me."

Mentors

Son and disciple of Vid B K Anantha Rram also being guided by Sri. R. K. Srikantan & Dr. N. Ramani.

Educational Qualifications & Awards

1st prize in All India Radio competition, a graded artiste of A.I.R
STATE SENIOR EXAMINATION 1999 in Flute Secured Ist Class
AWARDED CENTRAL GOVT. SCHOLARSHIP by CCRT from 1996.
TALENT SEARCH AWARD for 1997-98 by ARYABHATA CULTURAL ORGANIZATION.
OUTSTANDING STUDENT in ARTS & CULTURE for the GOLDEN JUBLEE YEAR by A.B.V.P. 1998.
STAR OF KORAMANGALA by NADHA SURABHI SANGITHA SABHA.
Talent scholarship for 1998 by SRI DHAVANAM LAKSHMI-NARAYANA SHETTY TRUST.
First prize in the competitions held by Bangalore Gayana Samaja 1996.
First prize in B.N.SURESH music competitions 1997,by INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MUSIC & ARTS.
KEERTHI TROPHY for 1998 held by GEETHA SANGEETHA PRACHARA MANDALI presented by KALAIMAMANI KUNNAKUDI R. VYDYANATHAN.
Honored by GURUKESHAVA SUBBANNA MEMORIAL TRUST, Bangalore.

Experience

Inaugural concert at the age of 9 years at SRI VANI VIDYAKENDRA
Played for DD9 channel with KALAIMAMANI KUNNAKUDI VYDYANATHAN in Sangitha Aradhana program.
Performed in ISRO SILVER JUBILEE FUNCTION at Bangalore in the presence of chairman Dr. K. Kasturirangam and many dignitaries.
Performed at RAMANI'S ACADEMY OF FLUTE Chennai
Performed in AIR, DOORDHARSHAN & UDAYA TV.
Regular performer in THYAGARAJA ARADHANA FESTIVAL THIRIVYYAR.
Performed in KANNADA & CULTURE DEPT'S (Govt of Kamataka) Chiguru & Taliru program.
Performed in COMMISSIONER OF POLICE'S OFFICE in connection with Ganesha Festival.
Performed in Avani Shankar Mutt - Bangalore.
At Thyagaraja Gana Sabha - Mysore & Bangalore.
Performed in Ramanavami celebrations at ODAKATTUR MUTT.
Performed at R.T.NAGAR SANGITHA SABHA.
Performed at GOLDEN JUBILEE FESTIVAL OF MALLESWARAM SANGITHA SABHA.
Maharudrabhisheka at Banavara in the presence of His Holines SRI KUDLI MATADHISWHARA.
Inaugural concemt at MES KALAVEDI promoted by MES COLLEGE - Bangalore.
Performed in 12th DEVANANDAN UBHAYKAR YOUTH SANGITHOTHSAV - 1998.
SRI SATHYA SAI COLLEGE WHITEFIELD - Bangalore.
Performed in Talent search series ofKamataka Ganakala Parishath
Performed m GURUGUHA GANA SABHA - Shimoga

Played At

  • Managing Trustee, Vamshi Academy of Music Trust since 1998 Exclusively for the cause of Flute &
    also other forms of Karnatic Classical Music, to create Awareness in Music, to create a stage for upcoming & veteran musicians & Honoring an organization (working for the cause of Music), Veteran Flautist & Sr Musician
  • Released 6 CD's & Cassettes.-Mohanavamshi, Amithamrutha, Pibare Ramarasam, Flute & Rhythms, Lilting Flutes
  • Sri Sringeri Navarathri Festival... Blessed & honoured by H.H.Sri.Sri Jagadguru of Shankara Mutt
  • Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam ...Blessed & honored by H.H.Sri.Sri of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.
  • Udupi Sri Krishna Temple... Blessed & honored by H.H.Sri.Sri Pehawar Swamiji.
  • Sri Ganaapathi Sachidananda Ashram...Blessed & honored with a Golden Bracelet by H.H.Sri.Sri Ganapathi Sachidanada Swamiji.
  • Sri Sai Mandir, Bangalore. Blessed & honored with a Golden Ring by Sri. Sri.Gopalakrishna Baba.
  • World famous Mysore Dasara Festival & Hampi Festival & Kadambothsava Festival.
  • In front of Delegation led by Chief Justice Supreme Court of CANADA & Honorable C.M. of Kamataka (India)
  • On the occasion of the 70th Birthday Celebrations & book release of Sri Karan Singh, M.P
  • Manipal Institute of Technology in connection vvith SPIC-MACAY programme.
  • Mudra's Janaka-Janya Festival, Bharath Kalachar Sabha. Music Education Trust Delhi & Chennai Chapter, Krishna Gana Sabha, Nandi Fine Art....All At Chennai
  • Karnataka Utsav (Karnataka kalavaibhav festival) held at New Delhi dedicated to artistes of Karnataka sponsored by Dept. of Kannada & Culture.
  • Karnataka Utasv held at Guahati (Assam State) conducted by Karnataka Sangitha Nruthya Academy.
  • Karnataka Ganakala Parishath's Music Conference at Sri Kukke Subramanya.
  • National Center of Performing Arts, Music Triangle, Mulund Fine Arts... .All at Bombay.
  • For B.B.C.T.V in the Episode Inside Story
  • E-T.V, Udaya TV, Suprabath TV
  • Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha, R.M.V.Sabha, RT.Nagar Sangitha Sabha.....
  • SriKrishna KalaKshetra, ISKON-Bangalore
  • 7"' International Congress on Pastoral Care & Counselling
  • Bhavanothasav of Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalorc Centre

 

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