Ghatam artiste Madipakkam Murali has mastered the unique double-hand fingering technique of the instrument and would like to propagate this bani among his young disciples/students.
When most little girls at the age of 7 would be clutching a doll in their hands,little Nagamani was clutching a mandolin, using her tender fingers to learn the intricacies of this stringed instrument. Nagamani, a child prodigy, who is in her early twenties,ranks on par with many carnatic Music Exponents much senior to her in years.
Natesan Ramani commonly known as N. Ramani, born 15 October, 1934 is an Indian Carnatic flautist. N. Ramani was born in Tiruvarur in Tamil Nadu. Aside from the influence of his place of birth, Ramani was born into a musical family. Ramani’s grandfather, Sri Aazhiyur Narayanaswami Iyer, was his first guru and was a well known flute artist and singer himself. Aware of young Ramani’s keen interest in the Carnatic flute, Ramani’s initiation to Carnatic music began at the age of five.
Vannadil Pudiyaveettil Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan, popularly known as the Dhananjayans are regarded as the legendary dancing couple of India. An Economics graduate, Dhananjayan passion for dancing is something exceptional. “Teaching is a great education.
Shri M.V. Narasimhachari and Shrimati M. Vasanthalakshmi, the well-known duo in Kuchipudi dance, have been at the forefront of their chosen field for many years. Shri Narasimhachari was born in Chennai in 1942 and Shrimati Vasanthalakshmi in 1954 at Kanigiri, Andhra Pradesh.
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
Sirkazhi Govindarajan was a leading vocalist in Carnatic Music. ‘Isai Arasu’s’ accomplishment at that young age, and the knowledge of music which he judiciously used, helped him carve a comfortable niche for himself in the hearts of both the Elite and the masses.
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.
Ronu Majumdar India’s Ace Flautist , needs no introduction to music lovers all over the globe. By virtue of his phenomenal talent, he and the Bansuri are literally synonymous. If the flute is likened to a temple, Pt. Ronu Majumdar would be its foremost worshipper.
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.