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. He has released eight albums and has performed over 550 concerts in India and abroad.
He has won several awards including the “Yuva Kala Vipanchee” awarded by Vipanchee, an organization chaired by Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna and also is an “Asthana Vidwan” of the Sri Kalahasteeswara Temple, Srikalahasti, AP. Sathyanarayanan, a class 8 student of Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, aims to pursue a career as a full-fledged musician and is working hard towards that goal.
Although the keyboard or the electric synthesiser are dubbed western by purists who say the instrument cannot produce gamakas, the young lad K. Satyanarayanan,having explored the use of support chords and the bender brings out the nuances of Carnatic music so perfectly. His newest launch of the instrumental fusion album “The Classic Medley – Vaathapi to Vandematharam” was one of his latest hits.
Sathya’s big achievement has been his debut album titled “Carnatic on Keyboard” produced by Serendipity Music Productions. It was launched on 16th August ’03 at Narada Gana sabha by Mandolin Srinivas and Sri. Krishnaswamy and received by Sri. AVM Saravanan and Sri. Deva.
Leading music directors have invited him to Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films and he has composed the music for jingles and advertisements for Adyar Cancer Institute which was for the promotion campaign titled ‘Irubathu Varai Irubathu’. The Jury’s Award for Carnatic Melody on the Keyboard was awarded by Carnatica.com in a competition organised on World Music day on 21st June 2001.