Friday, 1 June 2018

M Chandrasekaran receives Vellore Ramabhadran award

The third Vellore G. Ramabhadran Award was presented on 27 January 2018 to violin maestro M. Chandrasekaran by chief guest Trichur V. Ramachandran at the Tattvaloka auditorium in Chennai. The award, instituted in 2016 to recognise outstanding contribution in the field of Carnatic music, carries a citation and a purse for 10,000 rupees. The speakers, including Cleveland V.V. Sundaram and ‘Hamsadhwani’ R. Sundar, narrated incidents highlighting the qualities of Ramabhadran as a person and a mridanga vidwan. This was followed by a violin concert by M. Chandrasekaran and his daughter G. Bharathi. They were accompanied by Vellore Ramabhadran’s senior disciple Ramesh Srinivasan (mridangam), S.V. Ramani (ghatam) and Girija (tambura).

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