Ashwath Narayanan - Indian Classical Carnatic Vocal Concert
Sruti is pleased to present a Carnatic Vocal concert by Ashwath Narayanan, accompanied by Rajeev Mukundan (Violin) and
Sumesh Narayanan (Mridangam). Their short bios follow:
Ashwath Narayanan (Vocal)
Ashwath hails from a family of musically oriented people who have a vast knowledge about carnatic music and he grew up in an atmosphere of musical critics who guided him to improve upon his music constantly. Ashwaths first Guru was Smt Jayalakshmi Sundararajan, from whom he had training for 2 years on the basics. Soon after that in 1998, Ashwath started learning directly from his guru Sangeetha Kalanidhi Palghat Sri K V Narayanaswamy, who is one of the greatest maestros of all times in carnatic music. His guru saw the raw talent hiding in him and polished it to bring out the true colurs of it. He had 3 years of rigorous training under Sri K V Narayanaswamy till his demise in April 2002.
Since then, Ashwath has been learning under his aunt and guru Smt. Padma Narayanaswamy (W/O Sri K V Narayanaswamy) for over a decade now. Intensive training under his current guru has made him what he is today. He bears on him the lineage of Sri Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar, whose style of music is considered one of the best Banis in classical music. The paddhathi for a successful concert which he set forth is one of the most followed style by todays musicians.
Rajeev Mukundan (Violin)
Rajeev was initiated into this art form at the tender age of four. Hes currently under the tutelage of the legendary Kalaimamani A.Kanyakumari for almost a decade.
Received scholarship from the Government of India from 2001 to 2009. One of the youngest A graded Artiste of All India Radio (AIR).
Rajeev is a receipient of several prestigious awards like Spirit of Youth Award given by The Music Academy, Madras in the year 2008, The Best Violinist Award from The Music Academy, Madras, in December 2011, etc.
Rajeev has given many violin duet concerts with his Guru A.Kanyakumari, and also has toured and accompanied leading artistes like Sangeetha Kalanidhi T.V.Sankaranarayanan , Dr. N.Ramani, Malladi Brothers, Vijay Siva, T.M.Krishna, Osccar nominee Bombay Jayasri, Dr Nithyashri Mahadevan & Ranjani Gayathri
Sumesh Seshadri Narayanan (Sumesh Narayanan) (Percussionist)
Sumesh hails from a traditional music family of Thiruvilwamala, Thrissur District, which has its own Legacy and produced many connoisseurs like Ghatam Vilwadri Iyer, Chenda Konthai and Venkichan Swamy (Popularly known as Maddalam Venkichan).
Sumesh has been under the tutelage of Mridangam Maestro Kalaiamamani Sri THIRUVAARUR BAKTHAVATHSALAM for the past 16 years and has acquired the nuances of the traditional Gurukulam approach of learning.
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