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AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Legendary Musician Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna conferred Athira with the title of ‘VIOLIN QUEEN’ and the Honorary Post of ‘ASTHANA VIDWAN’ in association with Kalaranjani Trust, 2008.
  • Athira’s Concert Inaugurated the two new artistically created Platforms ‘Melathara’ and ‘Kalithara’ of Internationally Renowned Sculptor Sri .Kanai- Kunjiraman ,at Quilon Sopanam Complex, Kerala on May14th,2008.
  • Athira was honored by Honorable President of India Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam in association with ‘Indian Music Academy’ to recoginse young maestros of the country with ‘AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC’ Athira was the youngest recipient of this prestigious recognition and Athira was the Only Indian Classical Violinist to be a recipient of this rare honor.2007
  • Athira won the prestigious INFOSYS – EDUCATION WORLD YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD -2007 .Athira became the First Indian Musician to be the Winner of this acclaimed ‘National Level Competition’.2007
  • Honored with the “PRINCESS OF STRINGS AWARD” from ROTASIA, during ‘SOUTH EAST ASIAN ROTARACT CONFERENCE’ 2007.
  • Athira had the rare honor to be featured in the IMA’s JALSA 2007 - 12 city concert series featuring a LEGEND & LEGEND IN THE MAKING. Athira was featured along with Pandit .Jasraj in this prestigious Concert. Athira is the Youngest South Indian Classical Musician featured in this event.
  • National Scholarship for Performing Arts from HR Ministry,Govt of India.
  • Athira was featured in “BEST OF CHENNAI” among the Chennai’s Top Ten Best Performers list in the INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL –2006 edition of `INDIA TODAY’. ATHIRA is the Youngest Performer & the Only Carnatic Violinist listed in this Top Ten Rating of Best Performers incorporating distinguished dancers, Instrumentalists, Musicians of Chennai Music Scenario.
  • ATHIRA was featured in the Column ‘LIVING LEGENDS & YOUNG MAESTROS’of ‘INDIA TODAY MAGAZINE’ along with Dr.K.J.Yesudas , P.T.Usha etc. Athira is the Only Carnatic Violinist featured in this Column.
  • Honored with the “YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD – 2005”, Rotary Club, Chennai Samudra 2006.
  • In the Exclusive Column feature titled “THE PREZ & I” , Athira is the Youngest Individual to be featured as well as the only Indian Classical Musician to be invited to share her impressions about her experience with His Excellency Honorable President of India Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam in the forerunning Magazine of India “THE WEEK” in its prestigious “ Exclusive All India Survey on President Dr. .A.P.J.Abdul Kalam.
  • Honored with the “YOUNG ACHIEVER FOR THE YEAR 2006” from SAMYUKTHAM 2006-07, ROTARACT ANNUAL YOUTH SERVICE.
  • ‘YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD’ for INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION IN MUSIC WORLD’ from SMC ,2006.
  • Honored with the “YOUNG OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER’S AWARD – 2006”,Rotary Club, Madras Industrial City for Athira’s incredible achievements and commitment to music, the mission of her life.
  • Represented India at International Music Festival, Singapore, 2005.
  • ATHIRA WAS INVITED FOR GIVING THE INAUGURAL CONCERT FOR THE WEEK-LONG 74th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS OF THE HONORABLE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, H.E. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who praised Athira saying it as “the best birthday present he had ever received”.2005
  • Represented India at International JAZZ MEETS CLASSICS MUSIC FESTIVAL , GERMANY.
  • ATHIRA WAS FEATURED IN "THE NEWSMAKERS 2005" COLUMN OF "THE WEEK" WHERE THE 25 VIBRANT PERSONALITIES WHO WILL EXCEL AND EXCITE, WERE FEATURED.
  • BEST INSTRUMENATALIST AWARD, from SMC, 2005.
  • “KALARATNA AWARD” for outstanding contributions as a child prodigy to Indian Culture from the Kaladarpana Cultural Organization, 2005.
  • BEST MUSICIAN AWARD, SMC, 2005.
  • Athira was featured in “ON TOP OF THE WORLD” among YOUNG
    ACHIEVER -YOUTH ICONS OF INDIA list in the INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL –2005 edition of ` THE WEEK’ along with Sachin Tendulkar,Aiswarya Rai Viswanathan Anand etc .
  • Honored with the title of “KALAVANI” by Kalaranjani Cultural Society, Chennai, 2005.Athira was bestowed with the title by renowned Mandolin maestro Padmashri.U.Srinivas.
  • "KERALA SAHRUDAYA VEDI AWARD" from Kerala Sahridaya Vedi 2004.
  • OUTSTANDING PRODIGY AWARD-Bakrid Fest 2004
  • LIMCA NATIONAL RECORD for her stunning 32 hr long non-stop violin concert.
  • The prestigious International Historic Recognition to enter the acclaimed ‘GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS ’, for her Unique First of its kind 32 hour long Non-Stop South Indian Classical Violin Concert dedicated to Global Peace and Harmony.
  • "OUTSTANDING PRODIGY OF KERALA AWARD" SOORYA KIRAN CULTURAL SOCIETY, 2003.
  • Honored with the title of "THE MUSICAL GEM OF INDIA” by the former First Lady of India – Her Excelency. Smt. USHA NARAYANAN after Athira's scintillating concert at Rashtrapati Bhavan, 2002.
  • Athira had the honour of presenting a unique World Music Night incorporating music genres of more than 20 nations including African, Japanese , Chinese , Irish , Spanish ,Egyptian , Arabian , Celtic etc for the year long ‘Millenium Celebrations in Kazakhzthan’ 2002 .L.ATHIRA composed and orchestrated the East –West Orchestral music for this unique thematic musical endeavour aiming at ‘INTEGRATION THROUGH CULTURE IN THE NEW MILLENIUM’ .
  • Athira’s Orchestra won FIRST PRIZE in ALL KERALA STATE YOUTH FESTIVAL, 2002.
  • REV.THOMAS VEMPALA GOLD MEDAL FOR MUSIC from CNHSS, 2002.
  • Athira won FIRST PRIZE in ‘Karnatic Violin’ in ALL KERALA STATE YOUTH FESTIVAL , 2002.
  • Athira was featured in the Tommorrow’s Maestros on Today’s Stage series of the famous Soorya Dance and Music Festival, Muscat ,2002.
  • FIRST PRIZE winner of ‘Western Classical Violin’ in the DISTRICT ALL KERALA STATE YOUTH FESTIVALS , 2002.
  • Athira was featured in MANORAMA YEARBOOK 2002 .Represented India at International Music Festivals in RUSSIA, DOHA, BEHRAIN, MUSCAT, KAZAKIZTHAN, KIRGIZTHAN, 2002.
  • NATIONAL BAL SHREE HONOUR - 2001 for being the “BEST OUTSTANDING CREATIVE CHILD MUSICIAN OF INDIA”, ranking FIRST in ALL INDIA LEVEL.
  • “BEST VIOLINIST OF 2001 AWARD” by “SREE CHITIRA THIRURAL SANGEETHA NATYA KALAKENDRA in 2001.
  • Athira performed a stunning record performance of 13hour long Non-Stop Violin Solo Concert as a tribute to ‘VIOLIN’ at the Observatory Hills, Trivandrum on January 28,2001.
  • She was awarded the “KAMUKARA FOUNDATION BEST CREATIVE CHILD PRODIGY AWARD” in 2001.
  • Represented India in the ‘International Children’s Assembly’ held at New Delhi,2001.
  • REV.THOMAS VEMPALA GOLD MEDAL FOR MUSIC from CNHSS, 2001.
  • Athira presented a Paper Presentation on ‘Violin in South Indian Classical Music’ for the prestigious ‘International Children’s Assembly’ held at New Delhi, 2001.
  • FIRST PRIZE-Violin- CBSE STATE YOUTH FESTIVAL, 1999.
  • CCERT National Scholarship for Performing Arts -1999
 
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