Exciting New Grand Prizes

The Aradhana Committee is excited to announce NEW Grand Prizes for the 2011 Music and Dance Competitions at the 34th annual Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival.

Music Competition

For the 2011 Music Competition, the winner of the Concert Competition will, as in previous years, receive a grand prize of a thambura and a concert on the 2nd Saturday of the 2011 Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival. In addition, NEW for 2011, the winner will also receive TWO concerts under the banner of India's most prestigious sabhas during the 2011 December Music Season:

Dance Competition

For the 2011 Bharathanatyam Competition, one grand prize winner will be chosen across all finalists. In addition to the prize in their category, the winner will also receive, for the 2011 Music and Dance season in Chennai:

These exclusive performances for the winners are not sponsored by the Aradhana Committee or the Cleveland Festival. The winners will be featured as part of the 2011 December concert season at these prestigious sabhas, under their auspices. The Aradhana Committee is honored to be able to award these prizes on their behalf to our competition winners. This is a testament to the growing talent of the youth outside of India and the level of competition that we are proud to witness every year at the annual Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival.

Due to the exciting news, the dance competition application deadline has been extended to February 15, 2011.

For questions regarding the music competition, please contact Gopi Sundaram (gopi@aradhana.org), and for questions regarding the dance competition please contact Radhika Balasubramaniam (radhika@aradhana.org).