Spirit of Youth Music and Dance Festival

This is a ten-day festival conducted since 1989 in the memory of noted lyricist Ambujam Krishna, thanks to the generous sponsorship of M/S Sundram Fasteners Limited. Many young musicians have been introduced to the public by the Music Academy through this series.

The Annual Spirit of Youth Festival featuring Music and Dance will be held by the Music Academy Madras from 31st July to 9th August 2022 (Age Group -18 to 27 years).

Application forms may be downloaded from the links below.

The applications completed may be sent to the Music Academy. The last date for receipt of completed applications is on or before 15th May 2022.

Spirit of Youth Festival of Music & Dance - 2022

Programme sponsored by M/s Sundram Fasteners Limited and dedicated to the memory of Smt. Ambujam Krishna.

1st August, 2022 (Monday)

Time Artists
6.00 to 7.15 pm S.Kirthana (Vocal), V. Sri Purna Gayatri Sivani (Violin) and A. Vamsidara (Mridangam)
7.30 to 9.00 pm S. Mahalakshmi (Bharatanatyam)

2nd August, 2022 (Tuesday)

Time Artists
6.00 to 7.15 pm Raksha Mahalimkam (Vocal), Srihari Vittal (Violin) and Santhosh Ravindrabharathy (Mridangam)
7.30 to 9.00 pm S. Dhivya Srilakshmi (Bharatanatyam)

3rd August, 2022 (Wednesday)

Time Artists
6.00 to 7.15 pm K.Radhika (Vocal), Rishabh Ranganathan (Violin) and Sannath Parameswaran (Mridangam)
7.30 to 9.00 pm Shabin Bright (Bharatanatyam)

4th August, 2022 (Thursday)

Time Artists
6.00 to 7.15 pm Vignesh Krishnamurthy (Vocal), C.S. Chinmayi (Violin) and Nandan Kashyap (Mridangam)
7.30 to 9.00 pm Devika Parameshwara (Bharatanatyam)

5th August, 2022 (Friday)

Time Artists
6.00 to 7.15 pm Medha Manjunath (Vocal), Gayatri Vibhavari Vyakaranam (Violin) and Abhiram Nitin (Mridangam)
7.30 to 9.00 pm Bhavya Kumaran (Bharatanatyam)

6th August, 2022 (Saturday)

Time Artists
6.00 to 7.15 pm S. Ramkumar (Veena), Sanjay Subramanian (Mridangam) and Shamith S. Gowda (Ghatam)
7.30 to 9.00 pm Reshika Sivakumar (Bharatanatyam)

7th August, 2022 (Sunday)

Time Artists
6.00 to 7.15 pm Dhanya Dinesh Rudrapatna (Vocal), R. Swadisri (Violin) and K.R. Rakshith Sharma (Mridangam)
7.30 to 9.00 pm Kavya Kasinathan (Bharatanatyam)

8th August, 2022 (Monday)

Time Artists
6.00 to 7.15 pm P. Akshaya (Vocal), Adarsh Ajaykumar (Violin) and A. Rohith (Mridangam)
7.30 to 9.00 pm Gopika S. Gopan (Bharatanatyam)

9th August, 2022 (Tuesday)

Time Artists
6.00 to 7.15 pm Anugrah Lakshmanan (Vocal), Aparna Thyagarajan (Violin) and Sarvesh Karthick (Mridangam)
7.30 to 9.00 pm Ashmita Jayaprakash (Bharatanatyam)

10th August, 2022 (Wednesday)

Time Artists
6.00 to 7.15 pm Hariprasad Subramanian (Flute), Kedhar Vignesh (Violin) and Kaushik Sridhar (Mridangam)
7.30 to 9.00 pm Jishnu Gopi (Bharatanatyam)

Spirit of Youth Festival 2022 Music -Prize Winners

Sl.No Category Name of Artistes Endowed by Donor
1. Best Vocal Artist (Female) K. Radhika Sri Gutty Vasu Memorial Prize Endowed by Srinivasa Prasad International Foundation for the performing arts
2. Best Vocal Artist (Male) Anugrah Lakshmanan
3. Best Instrumental – Solo (Flute) Hariprasad Subramanian
4. Best Instrumental Accompanist - Violin V. Sri Purna Gayatri Sivani
5. Best Instrumental Accompanist - Mridangam Sarvesh Karthick
6. Special prize for the Best Musician in the festival K. Radhika M/s Sundram Fasteners Ltd in memory of Smt. Ambujam Krishna

Spirit of Youth Festival 2022 Dance - Prize Winners

Sl.No Category Name of Artistes Endowed by Donor
1. Best Dancer Shabin Bright Sri Gutty Vasu Memorial Prize Endowed by Srinivasa Prasad International Foundation for the performing arts
2. 2nd Best Dancer Bhavya Kumaran
3. Dance Guru Award (for Guru of Best Dancer in Spirit of Youth) Dr. S. Divyasena Late P.Obul Reddy
4. Special prize for the Best Dancer in the festival Shabin Bright M/s Sundram Fasteners Ltd in memory of Smt. Ambujam Krishna

Spirit of Youth Festival 2019 Dance - Prize Winners

Sl.No Category Name of Artistes Endowed by Donor
1. Best Dancer Bristy Rani Sri Gutty Vasu Memorial Prize Endowed by Srinivasa Prasad International Foundation for the performing arts
2. 2nd Best Dancer R.Shruthipriya
3. Dance Guru Award (for Guru of Best Dancer in Spirit of Youth) Sri.Sheejith Krishna Late P.Obul Reddy
4. Special prize for the Best Dancer in the festival Bristy Rani M/s Sundram Fasteners Ltd in memory of Smt. Ambujam Krishna

Spirit of Youth Festival of Music & Dance 2018 Prize Winners >>