Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar was a Carnatic music singer from Palakkad (state of Kerala, India). Known by his village name Chembai, or simply as Bhagavatar. Chembai was noted for his powerful voice and majestic style of singing. His first public performance was in 1904, when he was nine. He was a recipient of several titles and honours.
Charumathi Ramachandran is a Carnatic music singer. She is the senior most disciple of Dr. M.L. Vasanthakumari. She also had musical training under Sri D.K. Jayaraman and Ramnad Krishnan. She learnt the nuances of Veena from T. Brinda. Endowed with a mellifluous voice which can easily traverse octaves, produce thrilling brighas, and also render authentic carnatic gamakas. Her style is the epitome of classicism combining creative and adventurous artistry.
Geetha Rajashekar – is a prominent Carnatic singer from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She is an All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan artiste. She is on the panel of artistes selected by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi.
GEETHA RAJA has established herself as a well known concert vocalist in South Indian classical music for two decades. She is an accomplished musician with Master’s degrees in Music and English. Her performances include a wide selection from the Krithis of Thyagaraja, Muthuswamy Dikshithar and Shyama Shastri, Tamil Krithis, padams, javalis, abhangs, bhajans and devarnamas.
Chandrika Srinivas is a talented artiste, proficient in both music and dance. She hails from Bangalore and from last one decade is running a school called ‘Nada nritya -school of performing arts’ at Perth, Australia.
Vasundhra Rajagopal, a native of Srirangam, Trichirapalli district, Tamilnadu, commenced her musical training from Gana Ratna Vidwan Sri N Gopala Iyer, a descendant of the illustrious composer, Koteeswara Iyer.
Poongulam Subramaniam, a percussionist much sought after by musicians. Simple and soft-spoken, Subramaniam has pursues his art with diligence. He takes a trip down memory lane. His father Poongulam R. Sabesa Iyer whose gurukula training was under Tiruvarur Kunju Iyer, was an accomplished mridangam player.
B.P.Purshothaman is a most sought after and popular Kanjira artiste. He has accompanied most of the senior as well younger artistes of the present generation. Recently, he was awarded the “Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar” for 2008 by the Sangeet Natak Akademi.
Quoted by a leading critic, Isai Peroli “Smt. Gayathri Venkataraghavan’s music is emotion coupled with musical wisdom-her music is always strive to understand and communicate the importance of melody and bhava, the two important aspects of our classical music.
Gayathri Girish is amongst the leading Carnatic vocalists of today . An exemplary degree of dedication coupled with an intrinsic learning towards Carnatic Music, has propelled vocalist Gayathri to the forefront of the classical music domain.