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Meet The Artists
Blessed with a sublime, melodious, shruti aligned voice that can traverse different octaves, Gayathri Venkataraghavan has created a niche for herself in the world of Carnatic Music. Her uncanny ability to deliver complex ideas and dwell in creativity, with total ease is an asset.
She belongs to the Sishya Parampara of Vidwan Sri A. Sundharesan and Padma Bhushan Awardee Sri P.S. Narayanaswamy.
Gayathri believe that music can calm the mind and remove stress giving happiness to the listener. As a much travelled artist, she recognizes the universality of music and its amazing ability to unite people around the world. She has enthralled audiences, in festivals like the AdLucem festival in Latvia, Riga, the Jaffa festival in Israel, Sydney Music Festival, festivals in USA, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and UAE.
She is a recipient of many awards including the Isai Peroli, Shanmuga Sangeetha Sironmani, Life Time Achievement award from Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan and the Bharath Ratna, M.S. Subhulakshmi award from renowned Indian Organisations. She collaborates with artists from other genres and conducts workshops and seminars to meet young students and serious listeners of music.
Listen to her singing in Shyama Shastri's house. Brings tears to your eyes!
Srikanth Venkataraman disciple of Vidwan H.K. Narasimha Murthy of Mysore, started learning Violin at the age of 9 and started accompanying eminent artists at the age of 14.
Srikanth is a sibling of flautist Raman Kalyan.
Srikanth has gained rich experience by accompanying great stalwarts such as Sangeetha Kalanidhis Dr M. Balamuralikrishna, T.V. Shankaranayanan, R.K Srikantan, T.N. Seshagopalan, Dr K.J Jesudas, Hyderabad Brothers, Mandolin U.Srinivas, Flute K.S. Gopalakrishnan, Malladi Brothers, Chitravina Ravi Kiran, Trichur V. Ramachandran, Sudha Raghunathan, and received their appreciation.
Srikanth is a recipient of the cultural talent search scholarship of Government of India; he has achieved distinction in the Senior Grade Music Examination; and he has won Gold Medals in the Thyagaraja memorial competitions of Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt.
Srikanth has won the "Best Violinist award " from
- Music Academy Madras (2002)
- Sri Krishna Gana Sabha (Parur Sundaram Iyer Award)
- The Indian Fine Arts Society for the Best Sub Senior Violinist at the season concert (2000)
- Karnataka Gana Kala Parishat (Young Musicians' Conference)
- Ananya Yuva Puraskar (2004)
Srikanth has been conferred with the title "Kala Praveena" by the Praveen's Academy of Percussion, Bangalore.
Sivaraman Balasubramanian is the son of
musician Sethalapathi Balasubramaniam. He is a disciple of legendary mridangam vidwans Kumbakonam Rajappa Iyer and Sangeetha Kalanidhi T K Murthy. An A graded artist of All India Radio, he is one of the leading mridangam vidwans in the field of Carnatic music. His brother Ganapathiraman also plays the mridangam.
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