Atlanta, GA: On January 10th 2015, local Atlanta artists, Subra Viswanathan, Lakshmi Prabhakar and Jassotha Balasubramaniam were conferred Natya Sangit Ratna Awards by Preeti Vinayak of the Natyam Arts Academy.
Subra, a mridangam exponent and vocalist, has been an active artist in the fields of Carnatic music and Bharathanatyam, having performed widely all over theUnited States.
Lakshmi Prabhakar, a noted Carnatic vocalist from Roswell,Georgia, has contributed towards Preeti Vinayak’s repertoire by carefully selecting rare compositions suited for dance and also singing these to perfection for student concerts.
Jassotha Balasubramaniam, a violinist in her own right, has been a crucial part of Preeti’s ensemble and has aided Natyam Arts Academy in researching unique pieces for performance.
All three artists have been associated with Preeti Vinayak for almost ten years. To mark this wonderful journey, Preeti Vinayak and Archith Seshadri presented the three artists with shawls and crystal plaques bearing the title- Natyam Sangit Ratna at theNorth AtlantaHigh School.