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Carnatic Conservatory of Paris


It has been Bhavana and her husband Pradyumna Kandadai's ever focused endeavor to find ways to contribute a drop to the ocean of Carnatic Music. Indian Conservatory of Paris (ICParis) is one such initiative based in Paris, France. ICParis creates new platforms, brings together artists, collaborates with new artists and legends alike, presents highest quality of music and collaborates with artists of high quality, with whom ICParis can take the beauty of Carnatic Music and Indian Arts to a world audience. ICParis offers two major Calendar events to provide a platform for talent and also collaborate with high quality artists, legends.

Indian Conservatory of Paris organizes three regular events





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It celebrates the annual aradhana of saint composer Tyagaraja. Carnatic musicians from all over the world descend and pay homage to the saint. The aradhana is observed on Pushya Bahula Panchami day, when the saint attained samadhi.

According to the tradition, every year, musicians and devotees pay homage to Sri Tyagaraja by rendering his Pancharatna kritis, the five jewels.

Nritya Naada is a brain child of Bhavana to create an international platform to bring together artists and allow for new collaborations.

Bhavana has successfully collaborated with artists in India and Europe to present soulful events.

This event is organised to provide a high quality platform for touring artists with high calibre in Paris. It is completely presented in Sanskrit and French. One of the concepts is to bring the purity of dance and music to provide an ethereal experience to audiences. This gives a very private sense and apt for Parisian audience to understand the nuances of both fields individually whilst performing together.


Indian Conservatory of Paris is part of the Permanent Delegation of India at UNESCO, curating cultural events.

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Carnatic Conservatory of Paris is commited to spread knowledge about Indian Music, supported by Scientific Research. 

This space is intended to share some of those Scientific papers considered relevant in the context.

Study conducted by: Ilkhas Mammadov
University: Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
Year of the study: 2021


Comparative Study between Azerbaijani & Indian Music

Active Listening

Oral Tradition in Music Methodology

Raga and Yoga


A concept  pioneered by Bhavana Pradyumna.  It  was  conceptualised with  a  vision:  to beautifully  confluence  the melody  of Raga  with  the poise of Yoga.  Yogis and  Yoginis  would  perform  yoga, while Raag aalaap, and  Mantra  chantings  would  blend in, to  create positive vibrations, and  a peaceful  experience

Raga and Yoga

Raga and Yoga
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Raga and Yoga || Surya Namaskara || 6th International Yoga Day || CCGlobalParis || Bhavana Pradyumna

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Anthem of Yoga - Yoganiyoga by Bhavana Pradyumna, first singer to perform live in the world.

Anthem of Yoga - Yoganiyoga by Bhavana Pradyumna, first singer to perform live in the world.

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Testimonials for Raga and Yoga, Yoga of Music as part of International Yoga day celebrations 2019

Testimonials for Raga and Yoga, Yoga of Music as part of International Yoga day celebrations 2019

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Bhavana, as a Guru, makes it interesting for students of all ages to learn Carnatic Music.

The nuances are taught in a fun way, yet adhering to the traditions of the great musicians, her gurus Padmamalini Raghunandan and Chitravina Narasimhan.

She understands and develops on their positives and trains them to work harder and smarter to improve on their shortcomings. Bhavana is blessed to be an able Guru, Guide and Mentor in your musical journey from initiation through intermediary to advanced concert level trainings. She is currently giving regular lessons in Paris.

She is also guiding Bhagavad Gita online classes.


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Fridays, 23 April – 14 May 2021 (online via zoom)

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Central European Time (CET)

Friday 16 April : free introduction to the course at 6pm - 7pm

The course gives a sound foundation and a good introduction to Carnatic singing. It gives an opportunity to start a journey in experiencing the complex system of music in a simpler way through Bhakti.

Each class will include 30 minutes of therory and 60 minutes of practice of carnatic singing.

You do not need to know indian music nor have prior knowledge of singing to join the course.

Bhagavad Gita Doodle


'Bhagavad Gita Doodle' is an innovative effort conceptualised by Bhavana Pradyumna.


'Bhagavad Gita' is a series of life lessons imparted to Arjuna in the middle of 'Mahabharata' by Lord Sri Krishna, many centuries ago. With a vision to take the beauty of Gita to a larger audience across the world and make it relevant to the present generation, ICParis has conceptualised this project to present 'Bhagavad Gita' in a simple and interesting way, using doodle videos. 'Time to reflect' offers a scope for contemplation after each episode. 

Under the High patronage of Indian Embassy France, the project is  presented in French and English languages. Videos include presentation of Gita verses with doodle illustrations, with melodious renditions and colourful illustrations. 

Eeshani Lasya, from NADA, project based out of Portugal, is offering her services with colourful illustrations to each episode. Sreekanth Rajagopal, along with Bhavana, create the content. Namvara Studios (Bengaluru), under the leadership of Prasanna Keshava, is assisting with audio mastering. Nadine Ayen is rendering her services in translating to French.


Main illustration from Episode 2

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Main illustration from Episode 5


Aniruddha is a 8 year kid who is passionate about learning different languages. Inspired by his Mother's work on Bhagavadgita Doodles, Aniruddha has started the Amarakosha Doodle videos voluntarily. He wishes to dedicate these videos to his Grand Father Sri K V Srinath who had memorised the entire Dictionary at the age of 8. Aniruddha feels blessed to get guidance from his Guru Sri Rohit Sharma who teaches Amarakosha and Spoken Sanskrit.

Aniruddha Kandadai, son of Bhavana Pradyumna and Pradyumna Kandadai who first identified the ragams at the age of 16 months is trained by his mother Bhavana Pradyumna. He loves to play chess and enjoys coding. Aniruddha can read and write 8 languages - Sanskrit, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English, French and Russian. He learns Carnatic Vocal, Konnakkol and Mridangam along with his School activities. Creating Doodle videos is his new found hobby!

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A concept  pioneered by Bhavana Pradyumna.  It  was  conceptualised with  a  vision:  to beautifully  confluence  the melody  of Raga  with  the poise of Yoga. Yogis and  Yoginis  would  perform yoga, while Raag aalaap, and Mantra  chantings  would  blend in, to  create positive vibrations, and  a peaceful  experience



With her Classical repertoire, Bhavana Pradyumna takes her audience on a journey into melodic high, where music transcends all barriers to experience one self and still feel one with the whole world. By presenting different feel for classical Carnatic music through pure individual style and adherence to every rule of classical Carnatic music, Bhavana enhances the beauty of a song and strikes a chord with her audience to make them a part of a mystic journey.



Bhavana has given a step further by entering this project that fuses Carnatic with Electronic Music.

Working with the musician and producer Dilen Magan (from Portugal | EKA [ unity ] ), with several years of experience in different styles of Electronic Music, Bhavana is experimenting for the first time using her voice in a musical style that is as contemporary and disruptive as it could be. Ancient rhythms and scales from Bhavana's background combined with different beats have a powerful and deep effect.

Dance and I

Bhavana has completed junior and senior grade exams on Bharatanatyam with distinctions. Bhavana has also been a part of many dance ballet and has performed at prestigious stages in India and USA.  Blending her soulful and technically advanced music knowledge with her deep love and understanding of dance, she is able to accompany Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniyattam. Bhavana has accompanied world renowned artists like Mavin khoo, Renjith-Vijna, Seeta Patel, Vidhya Subramanian and many others for musical recitals in India, USA and Europe.


Bhavana has participating in different kinds of collaborations - with musicians from various fields to dancers. Her later experiences pass through Bollywood, Electronic Music and World Music.