G.Ramanathan hailing from a legendary family of musicians attached to the Royalty of former Cochin State, he is the 5th generation musician. Ramanathan had his early training in Vocal, Violin, Mridangam and ganjira from his father the living legend of Indian music Prof.T.V.Gopalakrishnan, popularly known as TVG .An artists with a natural flair for all instruments Ramanathan learnt the techniques from the Saxophone Samrat Kadri Gopalnath, who is also a senior disciple of Prof.TVG.
Kalaimamani Thiruvalaputhur T.A. Kaliyamurthy was born on 22-10-1948 in Thiruvalaputhur to V.Arunachalam Pillai and Smt.Rajamani Ammal. He belongs to a talented musical artist family hereditarily. His paternal grandfather Thiru.Vaithilingam Pillai was a famous Mridanga Vidwan of his time. His grandfather’s elder brother Pasupathia Pillai was running a residential musical school and had produced several famous artists.
Thirumeignanam Brothers T.K.R Ayyappan and T.K.R. Meenakshisundaram born in a musician family and started their musical journey at a tender age in Nadaswaram. They are“A-Grade artists” in All India Radio (AIR). Received various awards and prizes like‘Kalaingar Award’ from Isai Natiya Sangam, ‘Rani Seethai Aachi Memorial Prize’ from Tamizh Isai Sangam and from Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram.
K. Sekar is a thavil artist who not only plays for nagaswaram wedding concerts but also accompanies Carnatic instrumental concerts and performs in fusion. He is a great player. He is located in Triplicane area of Chennai.
Haridwaramangalam A. K. Palanivel born on 10 April, 1948, Tamil Nadu, India. He is an artist of the Indian drum thavil. A. K. Palanivel first learnt thavil drumming under the tutelage of his father S. Kumaravel. From 1959 onwards, he was given extensive training from T.G. Muthukumara Swamy Pillai. He has performed widely in India and abroad accompanying senior artists and participating in ensembles of instrumental music and also dance.
T. V. Vasan was trained in mridangam, pakhawaj, maddalam, thavil, kanjira, and ghatam and also taught vocalists. He learned from his brother and has been an All India Radio A grade artist for 33 years. As a ghatam artist he was part of the legendary group Sruthi Laya.
TN Krishnan, a child prodigy, made his debut concert at the age of eight. At a young age he accompanied legends like
Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Musiri Subrmania Iyer, Alathur Brothers, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar and Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer.
Creator of the MOHAN VEENA and the winner of the GRAMMY AWARD, Vishwa Mohan has mesmerized the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery music. It is due to Vishwa’s maiden mega effort that he rechristened guitar as MOHAN VEENA, his genius creation and has established it at the top most level in the mainstream of Indian Classical Music scenario, thereby proving the essence of his name VISHWA (meaning the world) and MOHAN (meaning charmer) and indeed , a world charmer he is.
Vishaka Hari is an Indian musician from Chennai. She is a practitioner of the age-old art form of Kathakalakshepam, the art of storytelling, weaving together music in a concert-discourse format. The stories are usually of a devotional nature depicting scenes from great Hindu epics like Ramayana, the accompanying songs often are set to music by great music composers and spiritual teachers who are often the authors of the stories being narrated.
A student of his mother Charubala Mohan, Chandrasekharan is one of the senior violinists in the field today. He has accompanied the likes of Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer, G N Balasubramanyam and Madurai Mani Iyer. Chandrasekharan has established a style of his own and gives solo and duet concerts on the violin, besides the occasional vocal concert.