Manas Kumar (Violin)
Gayathry Krishnachandran (Carnatic Vocal)
Supported by Citi
Having inculcated musical instincts from the tender age of five, Manas Kumar started his initial training in the violin with his father G. Chamua. He then underwent intensive training for 18 years from Bidyut Misra of Guwahati (Assam), a lecturer in the virtue of violin at the State College of Music, Assam. Kumar, a physics graduate, has a degree in music from the prestigious Bhatkhande Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya in Lucknow. He is a top-grade performing artiste by the All India Radio Delhi and has received the prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva award from the Sangeet Natak Akademi. Kumar has enthralled audiences around the world at numerous prestigious music festivals and conferences. He has rendered recitals for many popular television programmes, radio broadcasts and popular music albums and film scores.
Gayathry Krishnachandran was initiated into Carnatic music at the age of five by her mother Suja M S, who is a graded artiste of All India Radio. On completion of a seven-year course at the Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts & Sangeetha Sabha, she received the Shanmukha Sangeetha Mani in 2013. She received the CCRT Junior Scholarship in Carnatic Vocal from the Government of India in 2012 and since then, she has been under the tutelage of Radha Namboodiri. Having won several prizes, Krishnachandran has performed at several prestigious festivals and events. She won the first prize in the Carnatic Music Vocal (Girls) category of All India Radio Music Competition in 2019 and has been bestowed with ‘B’ Grade by AIR. Further, she has received the prestigious Bharat Ratna Dr M.S. Subbulakshmi fellowship for 2020-22 from Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts & Sangeetha Sabha.
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