Inlaks Music Award
Inlaks Music Awardees 2016
Ms. Anjana P Rao
Being born and brought up in a culturally active place Shivamogga, a town in Karnataka, I started my pursuit of ‘Karnatak classical music (vocal)’ever since the tender age of 4, under the eminent tutelage of Guru Vidwan H S Nagaraj. Music has ever since been a second nature to me. As an 8 year old, I stepped into the world of performances and recitals, which has grown with me till date. My abilities were further molded by Vidwan S R Maruthi Prasad and I currently am honing my skills under the exemplary guidance of Guru Dr T S Sathyavathi sculpting me into a consummate artist.
Ms. Deepika V
I currently am working at Shankar Mahadevan academy, Bengaluru, as a Content developer and teacher for the past 2 years. It has given me a great opportunity and exposure in the field of music. Teaching and learning go hand in hand. I believe they are 2 sides of a coin.
Deepika V is one of the young artists in the field of Carnatic music. A multi-faceted performer hailing from the great lineage of legends like G N Balasubramaniam, M L Vasanthakumari and Sudha Ragunathan, Deepika V is a versatile artist. She belongs to a family of music connoisseurs. From a very early age she was exposed to the classical arts, especially Carnatic classical music. Deepika's debut performance was at the age of 3 for the 64th Birth anniversary celebrations of Dr.M L Vasanthakumari, an ace classical singer. Since then she formally began to learn classical music from her mother Smt.Geetha Varadarajan, followed by Sri Vittal Ramamurthy and Sri O S Thiagarajan. From the year 1997, she has been learning from Padmabhushan Smt Sudha Ragunathan. Deepika has passed grade examinations in Solo Piano from the Trinity College of Music, London.
Inlaks Music Awardees 2015
Ms. Anagha Bhat
Deepika is a featured All India Radio B-High grade artist. However, the highest honor has been the invitation from the U.S.Department of State to participate in the Fusion Arts Exchange program at the Northeastern University, Boston in the year 2008.
Deepika holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering(Information Technology) and has also completed undergraduation in Sanskrit. Deepika has chosen music as her profession after completing her education.
With the encouragement and support of Inlaks India Foundation, Deepika now learns Hindustani Classical Music from Pandit Prasad Khaparde, the senior most disciple of Ustad Rashid Khan.
Anagha Bhat was initiated into music by her father. She trained under Vid. Geetha Hegde in Bangalore and is currently under the tutelage of Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. She also holds a Bachelors in ComputerScience Engineering.
Mr. Siddhartha Jagannath
Having performed in several platforms including Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan Jalandhar, Rasikapriya-Cochin, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, IGCIC-Mauritius, Chennayilthiruvayuru, Surbahar-USA, Ethno Festival in Belgium, Germany,many places in France, Anagha has bagged top places in Harivallabh Sammelan, Indo China Cultural Council, finalist at Naadbhed and received Gaanalahari, Prathibha Puraskaar, Kishore Prathibha awards, HRD National Scholarship, CCRT by the Ministry of Culture, Karnataka Sangeet Nritya Academy, Sursagar scholarships.
Siddhartha J is a young practitioner of Carnatic classical music, studying music since the past 9 years, in Chennai.Siddhartha has given many performances in venues like the Swati SangeetUtsav, the Neelakanta Sivan Sabha and many others. He has won prizes at music competitions held at the Madras Music Academy, the Indian Fine Arts Academy and Mylapore Fine Arts, as well as on other occasions.
As a student of Sanskrit, Siddhartha enjoys Panini Vyakarna and Kaavya. In addition, Siddhartha is a volunteer teacher at the SamskritaBharati where he teaches spoken Sanskrit and contributes towards the Sanskrit Wikipedia.
Inlaks Fellowships for Indian Classical Music - 2016
The Inlaks India Foundation invites applications for the selection of Fellowships for Indian Classical Music (Hindustani Raag Sangeet and Carnatic Music) 2016. The deadline for receiving applications for these fellowships is October 30th 2016. This fellowship is intended to help vocal musicians in their formative years to further their creative talent by providing financial assistance.
The parent foundation, the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, has been involved in identifying and supporting exceptional talent in various areas of study - the humanities, sciences, social sciences, design, visual arts, music and sports. It awards scholarships to outstanding students for higher studies abroad, as well as within the country. The Indian arm of the Foundation has been providing financial support to young artists, theatre practitioners, dancers, choreographers and now musicians in the Indian classical tradition.
About the award :
Conditions for application:
- Applications are invited from young vocal musicians to either :
- Pursue additional training with a musician (vocalist or instrumentalist, other than one’s regular guru) or with artists from other areas of performance
- Undertake performance-related research (including language and poetry) that enriches their own learning or practice.
- A combination of the above.
- The award is a sum of Rs.1,20,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Twenty Thousand Only) for a period of one year.
- The fellowships could number around 2-3, depending on the merit of the applications received.
Please send: [Note: All written material should be clearly legible and preferably type-written.]
- The applicant for this fellowship must be an Indian citizen, currently resident in India, practicing vocal music in the Indian classical tradition.
- The recipient should not be holding a similar/ government scholarship or award during the same tenure.
- He/she should be below the age of 30 years on 31st December in the year of application.
- An application on plain paper with details of name, educational qualifications, contact address, permanent address, email id, mobile phone number, landline number and evidence of date of birth.
- A brief essay giving details of present occupation, achievements to date, guru’s details (not more than 500 words).
- A proposal (300 words) together with agreement letters from your collaborators, if you are intending to train with another musician or with an artist from another area of performance.
- Three copies of a DVD with your recordings (max 30 minutes in total)
- A complete CV
The applications may be sent to the following address:
Inlaks India Foundation, 86 / 87 Atlanta, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400 021
Detailed information about the Foundation may be downloaded from the website www.inlaksfoundation.org