Music Instructor and KIFA Program Coordinator
Born and raised in a family of musicians, Vijayashri Vittal started her musical training from her grandmother, Krishnaveni and her father, Vidwan Vittal Ramamurthy, an internationally acclaimed violinist and under the tutelage of Vidwan SP Ramh. Currently she is undergoing advanced training from world renowned vocalist, Vidushi Bombay Jayashri. Her journey in Bharatanatyam also began at the same time under the able tutelage of Vidwan Vijay Madhavan, disciple of Padmashri Chitra Visweswaran. Vijayashri was truly blessed to perform her Bharatanatyam arangetram in 2008 in the gracious presence of legendary Padmabhushan Lalgudi Jayaraman Sir.
Her rigorous training under great gurus like Bombay Jayashri and Vijay Madhavan has opened avenues for her to groom herself not only as a performing artiste, but also as a teacher and creative collaborator, thus making her a multifaceted artist.
Vijayashri visited Bentonville in Fall, 2019 and it was a mutual love relationship that ensued. RVCF was looking for someone young and talented to take our music programs to the next level and she was looking for something more challenging to work on. Fast forward to Fall 2020 and she is working hard to make a difference in the Indian music scene here in Bentonville. We are excited to have her on board to coordinate more music programs with local artists, organizations and schools. She will also head and teach the music program at Kalaloka Institute of Fine Arts.