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With a song on his lips

  • With a song on his lips

    Summary: Vignesh chose vocal music instead. He started training under Vidya Harikrishnan and today, this teenager is a regular at major festivals and sabhas of Mumbai. Vignesh was just five when his father, mridangam artiste Mumbai Shankaranarayanan, introduced him to tiny versions of instruments such as mridangam and violin. Vignesh believes in listening as an important tool for learning and so attends concerts regularly. Vignesh has performed at the major temple festivals of Karnataka, Hyderabad, Maharashtra and Kerala.

    Vignesh was just five when his father, mridangam artiste Mumbai Shankaranarayanan, introduced him to tiny versions of instruments such as mridangam and violin. Vignesh chose vocal music instead. He started training under Vidya Harikrishnan and today, this teenager is a regular at major festivals and sabhas of Mumbai. Recipient of CCRT (Centre for Cultural Resources and Training) scholarship for vocal music from the Central Ministry of Culture, Vignesh has an impressive curriculum vitae (CV) that includes awards and accolades, such as the Pt , As Reported By Hindu.

    According to the Newspaper,Vishnu Digambar Paluskar award from Sri Sharada Sangeetha Vidyalaya and the Silver Lamp from Shanmukhananda, six prizes in six categories from Vashi Fine Arts, to name a few. Performance experience He was part of the Sangam festival 2016 at the NCPA, hosted by the Shankar Mahadevan Academy, and he was able to impress the noted musician. Vignesh has performed at the major temple festivals of Karnataka, Hyderabad, Maharashtra and Kerala. He was selected as the best vocalist by Banyan Tree in the ‘under 15’ category, ‘Tender Roots,’ and was part of an ensemble of Indian and World music. The group also performed in Bengaluru under the auspices of Bhoomija Trust. Three concerts in a row during Navaratri at three temples this year and a concert on October 29 at the Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Ghatkopar, have boosted the morale of this young vocalist. Vignesh’s day starts at 5 a.m.

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/music/young-vignesh-shankaranarayanan-hones-his-skills-through-training-performing-and-attending-concerts/article19845775.ece


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