Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Sessions

Day 1
9:00 am
Poolside

Carnatic Vocal Recital

Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath with Vid. Sandeep Ramachandran and Vid. BC Manjunath

Bio

Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath, popularly known as AVR is a Carnatic Vocalist from Bengaluru. Her music is a deep meditation in the art of Carnatic Music and every concert of hers is an experience worth remembering.

An A-graded artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan, Aishwarya VR has the honour of being the disciple of musical stalwarts – Sangita Kalacharya (Late) Smt Seethalakshmi Venkatesan, Padma Bhushan (Late) Shri PS Narayanaswamy, Sangeetha Kala Sagaram Smt. Vegavahini Vijayaraghavan, and Vidwan Shri RK Shriramkumar thus being moulded into the Semmangudi bani and the Veena Dhanammal bani. She began learning music at the age of 3 and her first solo public performance was at the age of 13.

She is a highly awarded artiste; having received the prestigious “Outstanding Lady Vocalist” Award from Madras Music Academy for three consecutive years. She is also the recipient of important awards like the Kalki Krishnamurthy Award, M.S. Subbulakshmi Award, Yuva Purandara, D.K. Pattammal Award, Raga Laya Prabha, and the prestigious Govt. of India Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture.

Academically, Aishwarya is a Biotech Engineer and worked for a while as an executive at Biocon. She is now a full-time musician and lives with her husband and puppies in Bengaluru.