Bala Skandan is a performer, educator and composer of Carnatic music. He performs both on the Mridangam (double-headed drum) and violin (Carnatic style). He also highlights the beauty of Kanjira (frame drum) and konnakkol (vocal rhythm) in his compositions as well as in performances. He is the lead artist and composer of Akshara Music Ensemble, a NY based Indian-classical music inspired band. Bala Skandan lives in Manhattan and teaches actively.
Akshara Debut CD we did our recording in September 2016 and we are currently working with an excellent engineer mixing and mastering. We will be launching the CD in March/April with an exciting Release Party.
BalaShruti is off to a great start and we are promoting young talent in both music and dance through full concerts and mini concerts. If you are interested in participating, do get in touch.
Preparation is under way for the Cleveland Aradhana in April.
New classes in Violin and Mridangam are starting in Manhattan. Contact us for more details.
Akshara and Jiva Dance will be performing at the brand new Salon Series curated by Parul Shah
13 Sapphire Rd., Monroe, NY 10950