Join us for this special Concert by ambi subramaniam
on May 24th in San Diego!

Date: May 24, 2024

Timing (in Pacific Time):

– Tea and Snacks: 6:00 pm

– Concert: 7:00 – 9:00pm

 

Location:  Seaside Center for Spiritual Learning – 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024 

Directions
General Directions: Take the I-5 and take exit 40 to Birmingham Dr in Encinitas, continue on Birmingham Dr to 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas (the Seaside Center for Spiritual Learning)

 

Please RSVP to: tickets@visionaid.org

This event will be Live-Streamed, and you can come back and view the concert live-streamed on Youtube during the event timings

https://www.youtube.com/@VisionAid-EyeForAll

About the Event and Organizer

This event is organized by Vision-Aid volunteer Tejasvi Palakodeti. Tejasvi is a first year college student at UC Davis from San Diego who started his own non profit EyeForAll in the hopes of helping fundraise for and provide ophthalmology care in impoverished communities in India. 

Tejasvi is hosting this fundraiser concert with Indian star violinist Ambi Subramaniam, accompanied by Rohan Krishnamurthy (Mridangam) and Ravi Balasubramanian (Ghatam), to help raise funds for the non-profit: Vision-Aid. 

Tejasvi says “Vision-Aid is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization enabling, educating and empowering the visually impaired in India. Their organization aligns closely with my own personal mission, and the mission of EyeForAll, and thus I thought this would be a fantastic opportunity to not only put on an amazing show for the community featuring supremely talented artists, but at the same time raise funds to combat one of the most pressing issues India faces today. Please do attend and/or donate if you have the opportunity to; help us fight for the visually impaired of India!”

About the Artists
 

Ambi Subramaniam


Hailed as “the new king of Indian classical violin” and “India’s Itzhak Pearlmann,” Ambi Subramaniam has been trained by his father and guru Dr. L. Subramaniam since he was three years old and gave his first stage performance at the age of seven. He has received recognitions including the Ritz Icon of the Year Award, the Rotary Youth Award, two Global Indian Music Awards and was named among GQ’s 25 Most Influential Young Indians in 2021.

Along with his sister Bindu, Ambi runs SaPa, which teaches music to over 40,000 children. He has co-authored over 20 textbooks in total, including India’s first series of textbooks dedicated to teaching the Carnatic violin.

He is a youth delegate at the United Nations for the Sri Chinmoy Peace Meditation group.

Ambi has an MBA in Finance, a Ph.D. on developing a global violin technique and an LTCL in the western violin from the Trinity College of Music.
 
 
Rohan Krishnamurthy

Indian-American percussionist, composer, and educator Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy is one of the leading voices of Indian classical and cross-genre music in the South Asian diaspora. Acclaimed a “musical ambassador” and “pride of India” by The Times of India, Rohan’s cross-cultural artistry draws from his formal study of south Indian classical Carnatic music, at once propagating the ancient tradition and expanding it across global genres. 
 
Rohan has performed internationally since the age of nine as a distinguished soloist and collaborator in diverse music and dance ensembles. Rohan has had the honor of sharing the stage with leading artists of Indian classical music and Grammy Award winners, including M. Balamuralikrishna, T.N. Krishnan, N. Ramani, L. Shankar, Guitar Prasanna, Flute Shashank, Chitravina N. Ravikiran, T. M. Krishna, Ranjani and Gayatri, Anoushka Shankar, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, and Ronu Majumdar.
 
 
Ravi Balasubramaniam

Dr. Ravi Balasubramanian is the most sought-after ghatam artiste in North America and is known for his energetic, sensitive accompaniment and solos. Ravi has extensive experience in Carnatic percussion, including performing on the ghatam at top musical institutions such as the Chennai Music Academy and the Cleveland Aradhana for over fourteen years. He received the title Yuva Kala Bharathi in 2003 from Bharat Kalachar, a music organization in Chennai, for excellence and dedication in the art of ghatam. Ravi has had the rare honor and experience of performing with leading artistes including Sangitha Kalanidhi vocalists, violinists, flautists, and mridangam artists in India, USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia.

Ravi received his initial tutelage from Palghat Sri P. K. Sekar and Sangitha Kalanidhi
Dr. T. K. Murthy and later pursued advanced training from Sri V. Suresh in Chennai, India. Ravi has given lecture-demonstrations on the Ghatam in Yale University, Wesleyan University, the Uni- versity of Pittsburgh, and Chatham college in Pensylvania, and has been featured in several local and national media articles. He is also Guru to several students in USA, guiding them in the vast ocean of Indian percussion theory and performance. He has published articles in magazines such as Sruti, India’s leading arts magazine. Ravi received his doctorate in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and has won several national awards in robotics. He is currently a tenured professor at Oregon State University.
How can you support: 
 
No need to buy tickets! All are welcome. Please do attend our event! and enjoy this fantastic show put on by masters of their craft that will sure to leave you in awe.
We request you to consider making a donation in any amount of your choosing to help support our cause you can donate directly to Vision-Aid 501(c)(3) via the Zeffy link on this page. All donations are tax deductible in the US per IRS rules.

Questions? Please email: tickets@visionaid.org

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