Gaanaapriya Foundation is a registered Charitable Trust, as per Indian Trusts Act 1882. It is run as a not-for-profit organisation for the cause of Carnatic music.
Gaanapriya is actively engaged in organising recurring events such as music workshops & lectures, Rasikapriya award function and Sahityapriya (lyrics appreciation) series. It also supports other organisations of similar cause on request.
The trust solicits generous contributions from public to carry out its objectives. The trust has been registered under section 12A of the I.T. Act, registration number AABTG4439LE20211 dated 24-09-2021. All donations are eligible for tax exemption under 80G vide registration number AABTG4439LF20219 dated 24-09-2021.
Contributions can be made by cheque in the name of "Gaanapriya Foundation" and can be sent to the address of our Trust. Alternatively, donations can be made online using your UPI/BHIM mobile app by scanning our QR code
Promote the understanding and appreciation of Carnatic Music by organizing workshops, lectures, seminars, concerts and competitions
Support needy and /or destitute practitioners, teachers and other individuals who have rendered service to the promotion of Carnatic Music
Recognize individuals for their service rendered to Carnatic music lovers all over the world by awarding suitable titles
Aid an individual or institution for their promotion of Carnatic Music education, knowledge and to incur expenditure in connection therewith.
We upload all our programmes to our Youtube Channel. Visit our Youtube Channel for more videos and subscribe.
Past Audio Recordings
- Inaugural Programme by Sri Aravamudan
- Udayalur Sri Kalyanaraman on Bhadrachala Ramadas Kritis
- Dikshitar Kritis Series
- Patnam Subramanya Iyer Series
- Prabandham Series
- Thevaram Series
- Saint Tyaagaraja series
- Leccon on Padams & Javalais
- GNB 50th remeberance day function
- Purandaradasa tradition propagated by MLV
- Ariyakudi Iyengar 125th birth anniversary celebration
- Varnam workshop by Dr S.Sowmya
- Ponniah Pillai compositions - Smt Suguna Varadachari
- Music workshop by Prince Rama Varma
- Tyagarajarum vadivudaiyalum
Sridharan Sankaran - Managing Trustee
Sridharan has a Masters degree in Computer Science from IIT Madras and currently works as a software professional with a multi national IT consulting firm. He is also a member of various national and international standards committees on AI. Sridharan co-administers Sangeethapriya website and co-moderates the associated discussion group. He is trained in playing mrudangam and violin.
V. Kamakoti- Trustee
Dr V. Kamakoti is currently Director , IIT Madras, his specialization being Information security and computer architecture. He is also a member of the National Security Advisory Board. Being an ardent follower of Kanchi Math, he is also the Vice President of Adi Sankara Advaita Research Centre. On the music front, Kamakoti is trained on the violin in the lineage of Parur bani.
S.L. Narasimhan - Trustee
S.L. Narasimhan (Yessel) is a passionate music archivist, compulsive music listener, discerning marketing strategist, technology solution provider, connoisseur of fine arts, Tamil theatre, literature and food. He took over the tradition of collecting music at the age of 15, and over the last 3 decades, has an enviable collection of the finest music of the work. Realising that technology is the future for all fields he got himself involved with an online sharing portal to share his music collection. Yessel is now involved in digitally documenting the diminishing forms of Carnatic music and also our ancient scriptures involving eminent scholars.
Bala Subramanian G - Trustee
Bala Subramanian G. (Bala) is a computer geek with a Masters in Computer science from BITS, Pilani. Passionate about music, Bala is a trained in playing mrudangam, kanjira and ghatam. Bala is more popular for his famous Your Tanpura. He currently works as Head of Engineering for a global technology solutions organisation.
Sudha Sankaran - Trustee
With a masters degree in Sanskrit, Sudha is also a trained in Carnatic music, having learnt from Vidushi Nirmala Sundararajan and Vidwan B.M Sundaram. She teaches sanskrit and music in her spare time.
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Contact UsGaanapriya Foundation
Old Number 19, New No 8, 1st Cross Street,
C.I.T Colony, Mylapore,
Chennai - 600004
Phone: +91 9282132311