K Gayathri carnatic Music Vocalist and disciple of Kalaimamani Smt. Suguna Purushothaman for the last twelve years. Presented concert programmes in all the major Sabhas in Chennai and elsewhere in the last seven years CCRT Scholarship awarded for the last eight years, until 2005.
Thereafter awarded scholarship by the Dept. of Culture, GOI, for learning Kritis of composers in major and rare ragas, and manodharma in the 1st year and a detailed study of manodharma Sangeeth & Pallavi singing in the 2nd year Recipient of prizes (during school days) in the annual competitions held by music sabhas including the Music Academy, Indian Fine Arts Society, Mylapore Fine Arts Club Narada Gana Sabha in Chennai & elsewhere.
In particular to mention – 4 Tambura prizes in the two competitions held by Kala Sagaram, Hyderabad Raja Annamalaipuram Baktha Jana Sabha, Chennai, and the Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Chennai. Recipient of Sri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 90th Birthday celebrations award initiated by K.R. Sundaram Iyer Music Trust. K. Gayathri, the young vocalist has “Vaak spashtam.
Educational Qualification & Sports
Master of Philosophy in Music, Madras University, Chennai (Class of 2008)
Master of Arts in Music, Madras University, Chennai (2006)
Bachelor of Commerce, Ethiraj College, Chennai (2004)
Awards & Titles
• All India Radio, Chennai, “B High” graded Artist 2006
• The Music Academy, Chennai, Recipient of the T.V. Subbarao Award for a Junior Vocalist (ladies) 2006
• Raja Annamalaipuram Bhaktha Jana Sabha, Chennai, Recipient of the “Dharmatma” Award for a Junior Artist 2007
• Karthik Fine Arts, Chennai, Conferred the title “ISAI CHUDAR” 2006
• Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, Chennai, Awarded Best Junior Vocalist 2006
• Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai, Recipient of the Talent Promotion Award 2005
• Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Tiruchirapalli, Awarded the title “SANGEETHA SRI” 2003
• The Music Academy, Chennai, Winner in the Spirit of Youth Music festival 2002
• The Music Forum, Mumbai, Recipient of the ITC Sangeeth Research Academy Award to recognize young artists 2002
• Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai, Recipient of the Talent Promotion Award (Gokulashtami Series) 2002
• Vidya Mandir Higher Secondary School, Chennai, Awarded “Most Musically Gifted Student” for the graduating high school 2001