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Profiles of Carnatic & Hindustani Musicians
Girija Ramaswamy is a versatile musician who has made a mark in Carnatic music as a Harikatha artiste, vocalist for Bharatanatyam, cutcheri singer and dedicated teacher.
Soaring creativity , a robust style and an intensely potent voice are among the characteristics that make Ramani one of the most established performing vocalists of our times .Steeped in the best of the classical , semi classical and devotional music rendition , he has held his own place in the field of music for well over three decades .He is a musician who has achieved an envious balance between two seemingly paradoxical elements – a musical style that is classical in content and an unconventional mode of execution.
T. V. Sankaranarayanan (Tiruvalangadu Vembu Iyer Sankaranarayanan), was born on March 7 1945 in Mayiladuturai of Thanjavur district in the state of Tamil Nadu in south India. At the age of nine, he started learning music from his uncle, Madurai Mani Iyer is an eminent and popular Carnatic vocalist
Uma-Radhika popularly known as ‘Chinmaya Sisters’ are Carnatic Vocalists and have been performing concerts all over India and abroad for over a decade. They come from a family of ardent followers of Swami Chinmayananda and are life members of the Chinmaya Mission. One of the Sisters Radhika is an Ex-student of Chinmaya Vidyalaya Virugumbakkam and also a school topper of Class XII -1994.
Alarmel Valli is a foremost exponent of the Pandanallur tradition in BharataNatyam. She is hailed as a creative artist who brings depth, intensity and naturalness to her work. She has won laurels several times in the major festivals in India and in almost all the cultural capitals of the world.
Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, the legendary Bharatnatyam dancer is a rare combination of a dancer, research scholar, choreographer, music composer & musician, teacher, author and indologist. She is now the director of ‘Nrithyodaya’- the dance school founded in 1942 by her father, in Chennai.
Smt Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala an acclaimed Bharathanatyam dancer for 3 decades, choreographer, teacher, and organizer, hails from a family of conniesseurs of fine arts. Parvathi is one of the senior most disciples of eminent guru Kalaimamani Smt.Krishnakumari Narendran and veteran Padmabhushan Kalanidhi Narayanan.
Shashank Subramanyam is a Carnatic classical flautist of India. Shashank, born on October 14, 1978, was barely nine months old when he was initiated to south Indian classical music, even before he started speaking his mother tongue.
Sundaram Balachander (January 18, 1927 – April 13, 1990), born in Madras was an Indian self-taught veena player.His ancestors were from the Tanjore area, which is acclaimed as the seat of culture and fine arts in South India. His grandfather is Rao Saheb Vaidyanatha Iyer. He was born to V. Sundaram Iyer and Parvathi alias Chellamma. His elder brother S. Rajam is a well-known singer and teacher, and a gifted artist as well. His elder sister is Jayalakshmi (who later acted as M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar’s pair in Sivakavi), Saraswathi was his younger sister, followed by the twins Kalpagam and Gopalaswami.
Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam (born on 23 July 1947) is an acclaimed Indian violinist, composer and conductor, trained in the classical Carnatic music tradition and Western classical music, and renowned for his virtuoso playing techniques and compositions in orchestral fusion.
News & Events
‘கிருஷ்ண லீலா’ என்ற தலைப்பில், திருச்சி, என்.ஆர்.ஐ.ஏ.எஸ்., அகாடமி வழங்கும், பார்வையற்ற மாற்றுத்திறனாளியான கர்நாடக வாய்ப்பாட்டு கலைஞர் காரைக்கால் ஜெய்சங்கரின், இசை நிகழ்ச்சி நடக்கிறது.
Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru Music Festival inaugurated Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami conferred ‘Isaiyazhwar’ title on thavil maestro Padmashri A K Palanivel on Tuesday. The award carries a gold medal and it has been instituted by Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru organising committee.