About Annapoorna Karthik

  • 25+ years of formal training in classical music moslty in Chennai

  • Masters in Music From Madras University, Tamil Nadu

  • Masters in Bio Chemistry from M.G.R Janaki College for Women

  • Gurus

    • Sri. T. G. Badrinarayanan (disciple of Vidwan. D.K. Jayaraman) - Initial years

    • Advanced Level lessons from Vid. S. Sowmya

    • Currently under tutelage of Prof. Dr. Mysore Nagamani Srinath

  • Has performed in various concerts and has an excellent reportoire of over hundreds of krithis that include very rare compositions

  • Currently teaches online Carnatic Music Lessons to students of all age groups based out of USA, UK, Australia, Ireland, Qatar, UAE, South Africa and India

  • Various students of Annapoorna across the globe have given concert performances and won prizes across various competitions.

  • Spectrum of students include kids to working moms to home makers


Select list of Concert Performances:

  • Indian High Commision, London, UK

  • Sri Balaji Temple, Birmingham, UK

  • London International Arts Festival, UK

  • Sri Ayyappa Samaja, Nairobi

  • Sri Rama Mandira, Malleshwaram, Bangalore

  • Mandiram, Basavangudi, Bangalore

  • Sri Gayana Samaja, Bangalore
     

Select list of awards and prizes won by Annapoorna:

  • VDS Arts academy award - Best performance - 2006 and 2007

  • University of Madras - Student Achiever Award for excellence in music from all affiliated colleges - 2007

  • Ayyappa Seva Samaj Nairobi - Award for Outstanding performance - 2010

  • Winner in National Level competitions conducted by Sadhguru Sangeetha Samajam, Madurai

  • Annamalai University - State level music competitions - 2003

  • MGR Janaki College for Women - Best Outgoing student in Music

  • K.b. Sundarambal Endowment Award - MGR Janaki college for women

  • Ethiraj College - 1st prize in Music under cultural competions - 2007

  • SIET College for Women - 1st prize in Music under cultural competions - 2007

  • Prizes in various other competions at both school and college level

  • Performed in Doordarshan, Imayam and Tamil thirai channels