SMC Monthly Concert - June 2018

Dear Music Rasikas,

SMC would like to invite you with family and friends to Monthly Concert - June 2018 to be held on June 30th 2018 at the Dundas Community Centre, 21 Sturt Street, Telopea.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM: Veena concert by Kum. Akshata Sandesh accompanied by Chi. Sumukha Jagadeesh on Mridangam 

05:10 PM - 07:10 PM: Vocal recital by Smt. Gayathri Bharat accompanied on Voilin by Sri. Sanjay Ramaswamy,  on Mridangam by Sri. Charan Vedumuri

Artiste Profiles:

Smt. Nadhamuni Gayatri Bharat

Nadhamuni Gayatri Bharat was born in Chennai, Southern state of India. She was fortunate to be adopted and raised by a great Sidha-Purusha Pujyasri Nadhamuni Narayana Ayyangar.

Gayatri started learning music when she was 3 years old from her father Sri. Lakshminarasimhan, later received advanced training from great musical stalwarts. She was Professionally trained in the traditional Guru-Sishya style of learning for more than 25 years in both the Hindustani musical form (Panchakshara Garwa Gharana) as well as Carnatic and in Carnatic, she was trained by great musical stalwarts namely Sangita Kalanidhi Prof S. Ramanathan and Kalaimamani Vairamangalam Lakshminarayanan. She recieved advanced training for several years from Kalaimamani Vairamangalam LakshmiNarayanan and also from Late Jayalakshmi Santhanam and Smt Meena Subramaniam. She has performed across the globe. She has released several singles, EPs and albums, which can be found on social media.Recently Gayatri was selected as a delegate for the prestigious AWMA awards night as well as for the workshops. 

Gayatri has toured nationally and abroad, including United States of America, Dubai, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore and performed Indian classical music for a huge audience. She has also provided music therapy sessions for many Michigan based hospital’s neuro patients. She has also given a very special concert for Ann Arbor University Hospital patients & staff members, and a special lec-dem on Indian Classical music for the Michigan’s Department of Musicology.

Official Artist Channel - bharat/1478876210 

Chi. Sanjay Ramaswamy

Sanjay Ramaswamy learns vocal music from Dr. M.S Ramanathan and from Sri Alepey Venkatesan. He was initiated into vocal music by Smt Radha Kalyan. He also plays the violin, having learnt it initially from Sri Nagaraj Iyer and then Sri Balaji Jagannadhan for over a decade. He is currently learning from Sri B U Ganesh Prasad. Sanjay has won many prizes in various musical competitions held in Sydney. He regularly accompanies musicians on the violin in the various music forums across Australia. Sanjay holds a dual Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of New South Wales

Chi. Sumukha Jagadeesh

Sumukha's early rhythmic childhood at the age of 4 and half had an inspiring upshot on Sri Arun of Bangalore and he initiated Sumukha into the world of Carnatic percussion. Then, Sumukha continued his training under the tutelage of Sri Suthanthiraraj for the next 10 years. He had the opportunity to play Mridangam and Kanjira in the Thyagaraja and Swathi Tirunal festivals and he won prizes in the mridangam competitions conducted by SwaraLaya. He is keen in learning all percussion instruments. He is currently mentored by Sri Melakkaveri Balaji. Sumukha is in 2nd year Uni doing Chemical Engg and Bachelor of Science at UNSW and his main interests are music, table tennis and cricket.