South Indian Classical Music/Carnatic Music
Anuradha Suresh is a master vocalist in South Indian Carnatic music, from Fremont, CA. She began learning Carnatic music at the age of four from Neyveli Srinivasa Iyengar (Neyveli, India). She was later trained by Padma Sandilyan and Rukmani Ramani (Chennai, India). She is currently studying through Skype from Uma Naresh (Coimbature, India), Lalgudi Rajalakshmi (Bangalore, India) and Shri. R. Suryaprakash (Chennai, India).
Carnatic music has played an integral role in Anuradha’s life since she was a child, whether it be learning, giving performances, or teaching. She have been learning music since she was four years old, and she still continues to learn today. Anuradha is the director of Shruthi Swara Laya, a school for Carnatic music based in Fremont. She has trained hundreds of students to perform and compete at various arenas, and to undergo certifications in Carnatic music offered in both India and United States. Anuradha is also pursuing her Masters in Carnatic Music at University of Silicon Andhra, Milpitas, CA.
Under ACTA’s Apprenticeship Program, Anuradha will be training apprentice Nila Rajesh in the compositions of Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai, a non-denominational composer of Carnatic music. Pillai wrote works of a very high caliber, but these pieces are not commonly taught to Carnatic music students or sung in the concert circuit. Anuradha plans to teach these compositions to Nila so she can present these compositions in a lecture-demonstration and/or a concert format. Anuradha will also be working on Nila’s improvisational skills, so that she can augment the technical and aesthetic aspects of her concert presentation.