Musicians Profiles

Alathur Brothers

Alathur Brothers

Alathur Brothers Srinivasa Iyer (1911-1980) & Sivasubramania Iyer (1916-1965) were Carnatic vocalists. The world of Carnatic music knows them as the star duo of the twentieth century. They learnt under Alathur Venkatesa Iyer, the father of Sivasubramania Iyer. They were not brothers by birth.

L Subramaniam

L Subramaniam

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.

Chhannulal Mishra

Chhannulal Mishra

Chhannulal Mishra is an Indian classical singer who excels in Hindustani classical music especially Khayal and Purab Ang Thumri. He was born on 3rd August 1936 in Hariharpur at Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. His grandfather Gudai Maharaj was a tabla player. He has two brothers, Viswanath Mishra, the tabla player and Shivji Mishra, Kathak dancer.

Vinaya

Vinaya

Vinaya having been gifted with a divine voice and the art of singing. She excels in Carnatic classical as well as Film Music. Performed bharatanatyam at SAF-games. Her very first program on stage was with Shri Haridasgiri Swamigal (at the age of 13) after which she performed in various temples and sabhas.

K Sathyanarayanan

K Sathyanarayanan

K. Sathyanarayanan is a musician who performs Carnatic music concerts on the keyboard. Sathyanarayanan, at the age of 10, was among the youngest to have passed the Grade 8 keyboard examinations conducted by Trinity College, London.

Birju Maharaj

Birju Maharaj

Brijmohan Mishra popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj is currently the leading exponent of the Lucknow Kalka-Bindadin gharana of Kathak dance in India. He is a descendant of the legendary Maharaj family of Kathak dancers, including his two uncles, Shambhu Maharaj and Lachhu Maharaj, and his father and guru, Acchan Maharaj.

Lalgudi Jayaraman

Lalgudi Jayaraman

Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman is a popular Indian violinist, who is known throughout the world for his heartrending performances in Carnatic music. His mesmerizing techniques and complete control over the instrument has made him one of the maestros in his chosen field.

Emani Sankara Sastry

Emani Sankara Sastry

Emani Sankara Sastry was born on September 23, 1922 and died on 1987, was a renowned Veena player of Carnatic music. Sankara Sastry was born on September 23, 1922 in Draksharama, Andhra Pradesh.

Alarmel Valli

Alarmel Valli

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.

T N Krishnan

T N Krishnan

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.