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Composer

About

Varijashree was born to musician parents Vidwan Sri H.S. Venugopal and Smt. T.V. Rama. Varijashree was found to have the rare ability to identify about 50 ragas when she was a 18 month old toddler and about 200 ragas at the age of 4....

Collaborations and Performances

  1. Borneo Jazz Festival 2016 for Andy Peterson’s API Band
  2. Guest performance with Bobby McFerrin at Victoria Hall, GENEVA
  3. International Jazz Day at NCPA Mumbai with Louiz Banks
  4. 'United Nations, Geneva for Ricky Kej Ensemble'
  5. Jazz at Palmgarten, Frankfurt, feat Max Clouth Clan

Albums

Varijashree has music albums ‘Arpana’ & ‘Upasana’, ‘Mela raga malika’ (a Carnatic composition by Mahavaidyanatha Iyer consisting of 72 mela ragas), ‘Bidiru’, ‘Kaayo enna gopala’, ‘Laasya’, ‘Sambhrama’ & many more to her credit.

Her recent single releases are :

DEVAMANOHARI feat Praveen D Rao, Pramath Kiran, Arun Kumar, Giridhar Udupa

CLOUD 11 feat Stephen Devassy, Gino Banks, Sheldon D’Silva

JAVALI & SHAYARI feat Nirupama Rajendra

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Devamanohari
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Cloud 11
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Javali & Shayri

Guest Features


  1. TRYPNOTYX - Victor Wooten, Dennis Chambers, Bob Franceschini (Tracks - Liz & Opie, Cupid)
  2. BRIDGE - Christian Galvez, Fareed Haque
  3. ROGUE - David P Stevens
  4. CARDINAL - Fernando Otero
  5. KAMALOKA - Max Clouth Clan
  6. LUCIFER RISING & SURRENDER TO WHAT IS - Max Clouth Clan
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Cross - Cultural Ventures


Having trained in one of the strongest classical forms of music – Carnatic, Varijashree finds her own space and unique language by beautifully fusing different genres of music, yet retaining the authencity of her music....

As a Composer


Varijashree has scored music for the documentary film ‘Ashtaavadhaana’ directed by Shataavadhani Dr.R.Ganesh, short films 'Chiguru' and 'Little Treasures' directed by Karthik and Vivek Aaraga.

She has composed music for theatre productions which include Eve Ensler's , 'Necessary Targets' directed by Sri Prakash Belawadi, 'Gathi' and 'Ateeta' directed by Sri Sethuram, 'Treadmill' directed by Sri Nitish (in which she also played a lead role).

She has composed original music scores for albums 'Laasya', 'Sambhrama', ‘Vandanam’, and TV soap title tracks for 'Sangeetha', 'Mangalyam Tantunanena', etc.

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Television and Film


Varijashree has hosted a unique musical - lyrical TV reality show 'Hrudaya geethe barede neenu', produced by Kannada TV channel, ‘Kasturi’.

Varijashree gained popularity as the voice of the young Saint poetess “Helavanakatte Giriyamma”, a tele- serial featured on E-tv Kannada, by singing around 300 Daasarapadas under the direction of Sri Praveen D Rao....

Awards


  1. Kempegowda State Award’ by the Bangalore Corporation, in the year 1999, March.
  2. Vidyaratan national award’ by Shubaram trust, in the year 1999, April.
  3. Pearl of Bangalore’ by the Jaycees, in the year 2000, March.
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Media

Music

Originals

Cloud 11

Cloud 11 (feat. Gino Banks, Stephen Devassy & Sheldon D'silva) - Single

Devamanohari

Devamanohari (feat. Arun Kumar, Praveen D Rao, Pramath Kiran & Giridhar Udupa) - Single

Javali & Shayari

Javali & Shayari - Single

Collaborations

Kalaarnava

Varijashree curates KALAARNAVA, an annual day-long Music-Dance-Art festival along with her father Vidwan H S Venugopal who heads GOKULAM SCHOOL OF MUSIC, a 40 year old flute school that currently trains around 150 students in Bangalore.

A country as diverse as India is symbolized by the plurality of its culture, heritage, music and art. GOKULAM SCHOOL OF MUSIC, led by Vid H S Venugopal, a senior Carnatic flautist, is an institution which breathes music and adorns art,and has nurtured few of the most gifted talents of our country. This magnanimous centre for learning conceived KALAARNAVA – ‘Kala’ (art) ‘Arnava’ (ocean) – An ocean of art. Kalaarnava was an initiative with the sole intention of propagating music & art which eventually culminated into a beautiful festival celebrating divine music & art across the country. Since then, Kalaarnava has added considerably to the scope and range of music & art and has ventured into a unique celebration charging spiritual fervour into music and creating phenomenal artistic masterpieces for over a decade now!

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