S. Aishwarya

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S.Aishwarya
Birth name S.Aishwarya
Born (1995-10-27) 27 October 1995 (age 22)
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Genres Carnatic music,
Occupation(s) Carnatic Classical Vocalist
Years active 2007–present
Website [1]

S.Aishwarya born on 27 October in Chennai, Tamil Nadu is an Indian singer of traditional Carnatic music.[1] She is the great-granddaughter of Bharat Ratna M.S. Subbulakshmi.[2] and the grand daughter of Sangeetha Ratnakara Dr.Radha Viswanathan and is the torch bearer of the MS Legacy.

Family & Gurus

Aishwarya was born to Geetha Shrinivasan and V. Shrinivasan into the family of M.S. Subbulakshmi and Radha Viswanathan, Aishwarya was initiated into music at the young age of four by her great-grandmother M.S.Subbulakshmi and her grandmother Radha Viswanathan. She has also been training under Karnataka Kalashree Vidushi Jambu Kannan for the past 14 years. She also learns Hindustani vocal from Pandit Nagaraja Rao Havaldar and Sri Omkarnath Havaldar. Aishwarya is also a vainika and learns the veena from Vidwan Sri.A.Shankararaman.

On February 4, 2018, S.Aishwarya got married to Dr.R.S.Muthukumaran.

Career

S.Aishwarya gave her first public concert on September 16, 2007 on the occasion of the 91st Birth Anniversary of her Great Grandmother Bharat Ratna M.S.Subbulakshmi, where she gave vocal accompaniment to her Grandmother Smt.Radha Viswanathan. She has performed over 500 concerts in India and Abroad.

S.Aishwarya is a regular performer in the Madras December Music Season and has performed in all Major sabhas in Chennai during the December Season. S.Aishwarya has extensively travelled UK,Europe – Belgium, Paris, Switzerland, Germany, USA, Canada, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia. She has given over 60 concerts around the USA and has performed all over India and in more than 10 countries around the world.

S.Aishwarya and her sister S.Saundarya sang the benediction " Maithreem Bhajata " in front of the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi at his residence on Sep 19th 2017.

S.Aishwarya and her sister S.Saundarya sang the Prayer at the launch of Bharat Ratna M.S.Subbulakshmi Rs 100 coin by the Vice President of India Sri Venkaiah Naidu .

Awards and recognitions

Year Honour Honouring bestowed or presented by
2017 Yuva Kala Bharati Bharat Kalachar, Chennai
2017 SVN Rao Award for Youth Excellence Sri Rama Seva Mandali, Bangalore
2017 Vocational Excellence Award Rotary Club , Chennai
2017 Young Woman Achiever Award AMN Global Group, Chennai
2016 Ambassador of Classical Arts General Assembly of Connecticut State , USA
2016 Best Young Carnatic Vocalist and Rising Star of Indian Classical Music AMN Global Group, Chennai
2016 Young Achiever Award A3 Foundation, Chandigarh
2016 Bharat Ratna M.S.Subbulakshmi Sangeetha Puraskar M.S.Subbulakshmi Foundation, Varkala, Kerala
2016 Bharat Ratna M.S.Subbulakshmi Centenary Award Trinity Fine Arts, Chennai
2016 Sangeetha Parampara Puraskar Kalalaya, San Jose
2016 Kaveri Kannada Award Kannada Koota, Washington DC
2015 Most Promising Artist of the Year – Dr.Chithra Narayanaswamy Award Brahma Gana Sabha
2015 T.K.Govinda Rao Award Sri Krishna Gana Sabha
2011 Madurai Mani Iyer Award Sri Krishna Gana Sabha

Concerts

  • Concert at World Bank Headquarters - Washington DC April 2018
  • Concert at the Indian Embassy - Washington DC
  • Concert at the Music Academy Madras on 16 September 2016 on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Bharat Ratna Subbulakshmi.
  • Concert on the occasion of 75 Years of Kalki and 100th birthday of Subbulakshmi on August 5, 2016.
  • Concert at New York - 15/5/2016, where her concert was attended by the CEO of Pepsi Indra Nooyi.
  • Concert at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival, on 26 March 2016 where Aishwarya and her sister S. Saundarya repeated the Historic United Nations concert sung by their great-grandmother and grandmother 50 years back at the United Nations, New York.
  • Concert at Krishna Gana Sabha on September 16, 2013 where she was accompanied by none other than the Great Mridangam Maestro Sangitha Kalanidhi Dr.T.K.Murthy.
  • Concert at the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence on the occasion of the release of the book MS & Radha - A saga of Steadfast Devotion in the presence of Sitar Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravishankar.

[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

References

  1. ^ "In the big league". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  2. ^ A genius who always challenged the age-old conventions of Carnatic music By SRIJA NASKAR 1 October 2016
  3. ^ Govind, Ranjani (15 September 2016). "Memories cherished" – via The Hindu. 
  4. ^ "`MS was simply our great-grandmother' - Times of India". indiatimes.com. 
  5. ^ Govind, Ranjani (11 March 2016). "Recreating the legend of M.S. Subbulakshmi" – via The Hindu. 
  6. ^ "Youngsters regale". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "In footsteps of MS". deccanherald.com. 
  8. ^ Shivashankar, Praveen (29 January 2015). "Taking a legacy forward" – via The Hindu. 
  9. ^ "Paying tribute to a legend". deccanherald.com. 
  10. ^ Govind, Ranjani (3 April 2010). "In the big league" – via The Hindu. 
  11. ^ Govind, Ranjani (6 September 2015). "M.S. Subbulakshmi birth centenary: Tribute to a legend" – via The Hindu. 
  12. ^ Swaminathan, G. (8 November 2012). "All in the family" – via The Hindu. 

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