Gokulam school of music, led by renowned flautist Vidwan H S Venugopal is dedicated to sharing and propagating classical music. The 40 year old music school has been organizing chamber concerts of reputed musicians and also been showcasing talented young musicians.
In the year 2007, Gokulam took a small step ahead by organizing ‘Kalaarnava’, a day-long festival of performing arts. The festival received immense response, making it an annual event on the first Sunday of June.
Two awards, ‘Vidyaarnava’ and ‘Kalaavatamsa’ were established in the year 2008 to acknowledge and appreciate talents in various fields.
‘Vidyaarnava’ is a thanks giving appreciation award given to senior personalities who have rendered yeoman service in their respective fields.
|2008||Dr Shatavadhani R Ganesh, a multi-linguistic scholar, a poet laureate|
|2009||Dr T S Satyavathi, a veteran carnatic vocalist, a musicologist|
|2010||Sri K S Gopalakrishnan, a veteran flautist, Kerala|
|2011||Dr Gururaja Karajagi , a reputed academician, educationalist (Director, ACT foundation)|
|2012||Dr B K S Verma, an eminent artist – painter|
|2013||Dr B Jayashree, a singer, actor, theatre personality|
|2014||Smt Bhanumathi, a renowned Bharathanatyam artiste, Guru|
|2015||Dr S R Ramaswamy, chief editor, Uththaana|
|2016||Dr S P Balasubrahmanyam, renowned singer and actor|
|2017||Dr Mohan Alva, Director - Alva’s Education Foundation|
|2018||Mr Louiz Banks, renowned Jazz Pianist - Composer|
‘Kalaavatamsa’ is awarded to young promising leaders/ youth icons in various fields.
|Carnatic Flautist Sri Vivek Krishna|
|Carnatic Flautist Sri Tejasvi Raghunath|
|Composer Sri Praveen D Rao|
|Hindustani Classical Musician - Singer and Sarangi artiste Ustad Faiyaz Khan|
|Veteran Flautist Sri Butto|
|Classical Vocalist Smt Shreeranjini|
|Actor – Singer Smt M D Pallavi|
|Classical singer Sri Sreekantam Nagendra Shastry|
|Classical flautist Sri Pravin Godkhindi|
|Poet Sri K Kalyan|
|Bollywood flautist Sri Naveen Kumar (of A R Rahman band fame)|
|Sri T D Rajendra and Smt Nirupama Rajendra (dancer couple)|
|Smt Rangashree (Director of Kinkini, Bharathanatyam guru)|
|Ananya Bengaluru Organisation headed by Dr R V Raghavendra|
|Sand Artist Sri Raghavendra Hegde|
|Puppetry artist & Ventriloquist Sri Prahlad Achar|
|Speed Painter Sri Vilas Nayak|
|Playback Singer Sri Vijay Prakash|
|Singer - Composer Sri Raghu Dixit|
|Bharathanatyam artistes - Gurus Sri Kiran Subramanyam & Smt Sandhya Kiran|
|Bengaluru Ganesh Utsav curator Sri Nandish Mariyappa|
So far, Kalaarnava has featured several art forms such as
The festival has also featured a few rare and exotic art forms like
Kalaarnava has featured various artists from all over the country including musicians such as :
And, dancers such as :
And performers of various art forms such as :
Gokulam school of music aims at realizing the following dreams through Kalaarnava:
Come June, Gokulam school of music takes pride in presenting ‘Kalaarnava 2019’ (the 13 th edition) on the 2nd of June, 2019.
We look forward to presenting to you a whole new set of brilliant artists and mesmerizing performances. Be there on 2nd of June 2019 to experience an exciting, energetic and exuberant Kalaarnava. Immerse yourself in the ocean of art with the best of our country’s talents!