Winners of National Indian Music Competition 2008

 

It was an exciting four-day battle at Drama Centre as budding musicians vied for top prizes in the National Indian Music Competition 2008. Total cash prizes for this year’s competition amounted to $27,500.

 

The winners received prizes from RAdm (NS) Lui Tuck Yew, Senior Minister of State for Information, Communications & the Art, and for Education at a prize presentation ceremony held this evening. The top three winners of each category received trophies and cash prizes ranging from $300 to $1000. Honourable mentions of $100 were also awarded to deserving finalists.

 

The National Arts Council is pleased to announce the following winners:

 

CARNATICVOCAL

 

 - Intermediate

 1st GS Divya (13)

 2nd R Shwethambari (12)

 Honourable Mention: Nandhitha Gurunath Hari (15)

 Honourable Mention: Poonguzhali Purushothaman (11)

 

 - Open

 1st Rashmi Balasubramanian (17)       

 2nd Sandhya Ramaswamy (19)

 3rd Kavitha Jayaraman (25)

 Honourable Mention: Darshini d/o Yoganathan (21)

 

TABLA

 

 

 - Intermediate

 1st          Pradeep Adhokshaja (15)  

 2nd         Thinagar s/o Nanoo Siva Das (15)

 

 - Open

 1st          Tan Guo Jun Radha Govinda Dasa (16)       

 2nd          K Jegatheessh (18)

Honourable Mention: G Nityanandan (17)

 

VIOLIN

 

 - Intermediate

 1st Sriram Sami (14)          

 2nd K Sowndarya (14)

 

 - Open

 1st  Srikanth Radhakrishnan (15)

 

FLUTE

 

  - Intermediate

 2nd Vibhu Bulusu (12)

 

MRIDANGAM  

 - Intermediate

 2nd Akshay Alauddin Lenin (13)

 

VEENA 

 - Open

1st Aparna Mahadevan (22)