S.P.Ananathapadmanabha was initiated to Carnatic Vocal music by his parents Smt C.K.Shanthakumari and Sri C.R.Poorvachar. In Shivamogga, he started learning violin from Hosalli Sri K.Venkatram and underwent advanced training under Mysore Sri R.Dayakar, who exposed him to the legendary M.S. Gopalakrishnan style (Baani) of playing the Violin. In Chennai, he continued learning violin from legendary violinists - Padmashri Sangeetha Kalanidhi Kum A.Kanyakumari and Sangeetha Seva Niratha Coimbatore Sri B.Dakshinamoorthy. He also learned Carnatic vocal from Padma Bhushan Sri P.S.Narayanaswamy and Rudrapatnam Sri R.N.Thyagarajan. He has accompanied many leading musicians like Padma Bhushan Sri P.S.Narayanaswamy, Bombay Sisters, Sri T.V.Sankaranayanan, Dr. N.Ramani, Sri O.S.Thyagarajan, Sri T.V.Gopalakrishnan, Rudraptnam Brothers, Sri R.N.Thyagarajan and Sri R.N.Taranathan, S.Sowmya to name a few. His style of playing is characterized by phenomenal control over the instrument with brilliant repartees that inspire the vocalists, which has established himself as a front-ranking musician. He has performed in almost all the leading sabhas in India from past 18 years. He is a recipient of many award and titles and has been acknowledged as one of the top violinists of India in the field of Carnatic music.
This course is focussed on improving the Violin bowing /fingering techniques and the Carnatic music depth of the students. This is achieved by training the students to play Aadhi thala and Ata thala varnams in different speeds and Intermediate level Krithis on the Violin. On completion of this course, the students will be able to handle the instrument with a higher level of confidence and will be ready to play intermediate level songs on the Violin..
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