Carnatic Saraswati veena by Nirmala Rajasekar

Richmond Rasikas is proud to announce a Carnatic veena by Nirmala Rajasekar, as part of their 2017 Fall Concert Series.

Nirmala Rajasekar is a world renowned Carnatic veena virtuoso and educator of South Indian Music.
She began her training in Veena at age 6 in Chennai from well known practitioners such as Sri Deva Kottai Narayana Iyengar and Smt. Kamala Aswathama. After moving to Bangalore, she learned at the Gana Mandira School in Basavangudi Smt. G Chennama and Smt. E. P. Alamelu.

She began her career as a soloist at age 13. Later in Chennai, she was guided by the revered veena vidushi the late Smt.Kalpakam Swaminathan. Nirmala has trained with her for nearly 30 years.Her vocal Gurus are Sri B.Sitarama Sarma and Prof T.R. Subramanyam. Her music has been described as 'Sublime', 'creative and innovative yet seeped in traditional values', ' masterful and soulful'.

She is the artistic director of the school Naadha Rasa (Essence of Tone), Center for Music. Performances of her ensemble have been seen and heard at many venues in the USA and on radio and television.

Nirmala travels around the world teaching and performing Carnatic Music vocally and on her veena She is an active collaborator and has written and performed with many disciplines including western classical music, jazz, chinese music, poetry and dance.

Several awards and honors have been given to Nirmala as recognition for her many contributions to the music world and passionate spreading of the veena and Carnatic music.

Oct 22nd, 2017 4.30 PM

Hindu Center of Virginia,
6051 Springfield Road, Glen Allen,
VA 23060

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If you would like to know more about Nirmala Rajasekar, please visit the following websites


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