Carnatic Vocal Concert
Sunday, May 15th, 2011 @ 3:00 PM
West Hills Community Church
13250 South Outer 40 Rd.
Town & Country, MO 63017
Promotional Event – Free Entry
Smt. Vidya Anand started learning Carnatic music at the age of 5 from Late Mrs. Lalitha Parthasarathy, student of Musiri Subramanya Iyer and a gold medalist at Adyar University. She took further training from Late Mr. P.N. Krishnamurthy who served as the Director of Sangeetha Vidyalaya of the Shanmukananda Sabha in Matunga, Bombay. She has been performing since she was ten years old and gave her solo concert at the age of sixteen at Bhakta Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Mumbai. She also performed at the Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Trust Mylapore, Chennai as part of the centenary celebrations. She has taken part and won prizes in several music competitions held in Bombay.
Smt. Vidya Anand is also a trained dancer, having learnt Bharatanatyam at NrityaGeetanjali from Mrs. Rajee Narayanan and performed her Arangetram at the age of thirteen. She has received training in Nattuvangam from her teacher and has provided vocal support for dance performances.
She currently teaches music to aspiring young kids in St. Louis, Missouri. She has taken part in several cultural events in the St. Louis area with her students and is dedicated to passing on the rich music tradition to the younger generation.