A couple of weeks from now will mark the one year anniversary of a very special concert that I performed at – Maitri ’19 ‘The Journey of Life’ organised by Frontenders Foundation.
In 2012 we made a concert album called Trialogue which beautifully blends my South Indian Carnatic music, Dominique Vellard’s medieval liturgical and Noureddine Tahiri’s Moroccan devotional music. It is one of my most cherished experiences.
Today as I was fondly remembering the time I spent mentoring Hari Sivanesan, a brilliant veena player from London, I thought of writing about my experience. In 2011 when the BBC approached me for their mentorship program by ‘Radio 3’s World Routes Academy’, I was very excited to be a part of this unique experience. […]
In one of our earlier blog posts, I shared the history of Sabhas and Sabha Culture in our beloved city of Chennai. Today I wanted to tell you about a different kind of Sabha experience that is unique to Chennai concerts. The people running the Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru, (the ever-energetic brothers Raman and Lakshmanan of Lakshman […]
I performed at a very interesting concert a couple of months ago – Aikya Sanyoga 2019. Aikya is an annual concert hosted by GA Foundation under the leadership of the bright young entrepreneur Ms Rohini Manian, CEO Global Adjustments and ably produced by Ms Kalpana Murthy, President GA. Incidentally, I had also performed the very […]
A little while ago, I performed at a concert with the Thayir Sadam Project. They are a group of four brilliant young musicians: Ambi Subramaniam, Bindu Subramaniam (children of the legendary violinist Dr L. Subramaniam), Mahesh Raghvan and Akshay Anantapadmanabhan. We were joined by a group of energetic and talented kids who are students of […]
Today I would like to share with you an unforgettable experience that has deeply impacted me. I was recently invited to sing at Sivananda Rajaram Senior Secondary School which is a part of Sivananda Saraswathi Sevashram, located in Maraimalainagar. The huge campus houses other institutions like Sivananda Orphanage, Sivananda Old Age Home, Vocational Training Center, […]
The third edition of India Music Summit was held in Jaipur in October. It was a pleasure to be a part of this unique music festival that was a melting pot of performing arts of every genre. Organised by Musiconcepts, India Music Summit aims to exhibit India’s diverse and rich musical heritage under one roof […]