The Orchestra

Nattuvangam by Ahalya's Guru Smt. Sridevi Ajai Thirumalai

Vocal support is by Sri Mysore Srinath.

Sri Mysore N.Srinath started his carnatic training with Vidushi K.G. Kanakalaksmi, and continued under professor S.Ramanathan. Later he was the disciple of Sri  R.N.Thyagarajan, the elder of the well known Rudrapatnam Brothers duo. He was awarded Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatha Scholarship, and also received a Karnataka state government scholarship. He has given over 750 concerts all over the world and has performed for Indian television on several occasions. For the past few years, he has toured and performed at several cities in the USA for various dance concerts organized through Nrithyanjali Institute of Dance.

Mridangam is by Sri Srihari Rangaswamy

Mr. Srihari Rangaswamy is a versatile percussionist skilled in playing mridangam, kanjira, tabla, thavil and morsing. He began learning mridangam at the age of eight under the tutelage of Ganakalabhushana Vidwan S.Sheshagiri Das and has been enthralling audiences ever since. He is a graded artist at All India Radio. He is an integral part of Nrithyanjali Institute of Dance since 1993.

Violin by Smt. Tara Anand.

Tara Anand, an accomplished violinist and vocalist, began vocal training at the age of four. Her gurus have included esteemed artists such as T.M.Tyagarajan, K.V.Krishnan and Shankara Sarma. She began violin at the age of eight with Mrs.Vedavalli Ramaswami of Delhi and Mrs.T.Rukmini of Madras. She gave her first concert at the age of eight and subsequently performed with eminent artists including T.R.Subramaniam, M.L.Vasanthakumari, Prof.Ramanathan, Sudha Raghunathan, Nookala Satyanarayana, R.Vedavalli, Sikkil Mala and R.K.Srikantan to mention a few.

Tara has received numerous awards from the Music Academy and Krishna Gana Sabha in Madras, including best junior artist for three consecutive years. She has also played solos with her Guru Smt.T. Rukmini. She has been teaching vocal and violin to for over 15 years and is one of the most sought after teachers in the area. Her students have done extremely well at the Cleveland competition and won numerous awards over the years.

Flute by Sri. Narasimhamurthy Ramamishra

Sri Narasimha Murthy is a highly accomplished flutist in the classical tradition. He took up flute at the age of 10. A disciple of Vidwan M.S.Srinivasa Murthy, he later had higher training under Sri M.R.Doraswamy. He has been giving solo performances since 1992, including recitals at the first Asian Festival in Wales and at Lincoln Center.  He has been providing flute accompaniment to Dance in and outside India since 1993.