Two young personalities, from the field of classical music were conferred with titles on the occasion of the inauguration of 38th art festival 2012 of Kartik Fine Arts in Chennai on Saturday.
While, Sikkil Shri C Gurucharan, a vocalist received ‘Isai Peroli’ title, Jyotsna Jagannathan, a Bharathanatyam dancer was conferred with the ‘Nadanamamani’ title.
Hailing from a reputed family of flutists, Gurucharan was trained by Vaigal Gnanaskandan of Semmangudi School of Music for over 12 years. In addition to learning from his aunt Sikkil Mala Chandrasekar, he is now under an advanced training programme with Vidwan B Krishnamurthy, through a fellowship from Sangeet Natak Academy New Delhi.
Some of the coveted awards he has won are Yuva Puraskar from Sangeet Natak Akademi, Ritz Youth icon Award, and Kalki Memorial Award among others.
On the other hand, Jyotsna Jagannathan is a leading Bharathnatyam dancer, who commenced her learning from Hema Govindarajan in Nairobi, Kenya. She has won several awards and tiles as well.