Monday, 20 June 2011

SUMMER SCHOOL @ SOAS

Summer School @ SOAS for South Indian Vocal & Violin from 20th - 3oth June 2011. For more details click here.

Friday, 7 May 2010

CHIEF GUEST @ RAGAS CULTURAL FEST

I was invited as a Chief – Guest to inaugurate the Cultural Festival of Ragas Dental College on 29.4.2010. I enjoyed every minute of this festival and was awed by the immaculate organizational capabilities of the students besides their exceptional talent in the arts. It is heartening to see them devote time to pursue arts besides their academics.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

CONCERT IN BANGALORE

I presented a Trans - Global Fusion Concert in Bangalore for the Vamshi Arts Centre at the Bhoomika Theatre, Bangalore on 24.4. 2010. This concert featured compositions that showcased the various world music genres. My accompanists for this concert were

Mr. Cressy David – Keyboard
Mr. Anantaram – Flute
Mr. Bangalore Ramnath – Mridangam
Mr. Ramesh – Ghatam
Mr. Maynard Grant - Drums



Saturday, 1 May 2010

VIOLIN CONCERT @ TIRUVĀRŪR

Śri Kāñci Kāmakōṭi Karnāṭaka Saṅgīta Sēvā Trust has been organising the Saṇgīta Mūmūrtigaḷ Jayanti Isai Vizha for the past 26 years. I felt honoured to perform in this festival on April 18th 2010 not only because it was organised by the KKKSS Trust but also because this festival was conducted in the very house in which Śri Syāmā Śāstri was born. Besides my concert, my visit to Tiruvārūr was a musical pilgrimage, since I had the good fortune of having a darśan of the houses of the Trinity – Saint Tyāgarāja, Śri Muṭṭusvāmi Dīkśitar and Śri Śyāmā Śāstri.



House of Saint Tyāgarāja



House of Śri Muṭṭusvāmi Dīkśitar



House of Śri Śyāmā Śāstri



Śri Śyāmā Śāstri's handwriting


My accompanists for the concert were
Śri. Krishnamachari - Mridaṅgam
Śri. Ravikrishnan – Ghaṭam
Śri. Vadapathimangalam M. Venkataramani - Ganjīra



Songlist

Mūlādhāramūrti – Hamsadhvani – Ādi – Pāpanāsam Śivan
Kañcadaḷāyadākśi – Kamalāmanōhari – Ādi – Muṭṭusvāmi Dīkśitar
Īntakannānandamēmi – Bilahari – Rūpakam – Tyāgarāja Svāmi
Māyamma – Āhiri – Ādi – Śyāmā Śāstri
Ninnuvina – Navarasakannada – Rūpakam – Tyāgarāja Svāmi
Śri Kāntimatim – Dēśi Simhāravam – Ādi – Muṭṭusvāmi Dīkśitar
Annapūrnē – Śāma – Ādi – Muṭṭusvāmi Dīkśitar
Kurai Ondrum Illai – Ragamālika – Ādi – C. Rājagōpālachari
Madhubanu – Madhuvanti – Eka – Sūrdās

Saturday, 10 April 2010

INTERVIEW FOR CHENNAI LIVE NEWS.COM - PART 2

This is a video link to my interview (Part II) for Chennai Live News.com. I was interviewed by Mr. R. Rangaraj, Editor - Newsreel Media Services just before my Jugalbandi Concert with Ustad Shahid Pervez Khan (Sitar) for Chennaiyil Tiruvaiyaru.

http://tinyurl.com/y8pd9gf

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

INTERVIEW FOR CHENNAI LIVE NEWS.COM - PART 1

Here is a video link to my interview for Chennai Live News.com. I was interviewed by Mr. R. Rangaraj, Editor - Newsreel Media Services just before my Jugalbandi Concert with Ustad Shahid Pervez Khan (Sitar) for Chennaiyil Tiruvaiyaru.

http://www.chennailivenews.com/music-season/videos/25-chennayil-thiruvaiyaru05.asp

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Documentary on the Bṛhadīśvara Temple, Tāñjore

Here is an interesting documentary on the Bṛhadīśvara Temple, Tāñjore.