SMC Monthly Concert - April 2019

Dear Music Rasikas,

SMC would like to invite you with family and friends to our Monthly Concert - to be held on 27th April 2019 at the Dundas Community Centre, 21 Sturt Street, Telopea.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM: Vocal concert by Kum. Sindhu Narayana accompanied by Chi. Harish Ravindran on Mridangam and Kum. Agalya Pavalan on Violin.

05:10 PM - 07:10 PM:  Flute concert by Smt. Devaki Vignesh accompanied by Sri. Sivakumar Sethupathi on Mridangam and Chi. Sanjay Ramaswamy on Violin.


Artiste Profiles:

Smt. Devaki Vignesh


Devaki has been learning music from a very young age from A K Karunakaran, late G Shanmuganantham and T P Jesudasan. She is an auditioned A grade artist of Srilanka national radio. She has participated in Thyagaraja Aradanais, Purandaradasar Aradanais, accompanied many dance concerts and has completed numerous kutcheris in both Sydney and Sri Lanka. Devaki is currently receiving advanced flute training from Sikkil  Mala Chandrasekhar. Devaki is a Chartered Accountant by profession.

Kum. Sindhu Narayana


Sindhu Narayana is a young and upcoming singer. Studying in year 11 Sindhu has been learning Carnatic classical vocal for last 8 years, with her first guru Abhirami Kannan and currently learning vocal from  Smt. Prema Ananthakrishnan.Sindhu also has started learning violin from her guru Krantikiran Mudigonda since 2017.She has participated in solo and group singing in Purandara,Thyagaraja aradhanas, also given performances in Karpagavalli, Swathi thirunal, Sydney Music circle,Kanaka Namana, Shankara Jayanthi, Sydney Kannada school & Namadwar temple programs. Sindhu has given couple of short concerts in Sydney and Bangalore

Kum. Agalya Pavalan


Agalya Pavalan is a Year 9 student at Baulkham Hills High School. Her first and main musical discipline is the Carnatic style Violin, which she has been learning for over six years under the guidance of Sri Kranthi Kiran Mudigonda. Agalya also learns Carnatic Vocals under the tutelage of Smt. Lakshmi Kumaraguruparan. She is also being trained in Western piano (Grade 4) by Mr Joseph Blackman. Outside of the musical field, Agalya has learnt Bharatanatyam for over 5 years under Smt Pathmaranjini Umashankar. She has a keen interest and pursues martial arts with a passion and has a red belt in Taekwondo

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

Sri. Sivakumar Sethupathi


Siva started training in mridangam from the age of 8 under Sri T.S. Janakiraman, a disciple of Sri Palani Subramania Pillai. He is also a recipient of a music scholarship awarded by the Centre For Cultural Resources and Training, Government of India. He has been regularly playing mridangam and kanjira for Carnatic music programs and Bharatanatyam recitals in Australia. He is also interested in collaborative ventures that involve fusion of Carnatic music with other genre and has performed in many folk festivals across the country. He is also an active member of Sydney Bhajana Mandali.

Chi. Harish Gopikan Ravindran


Harish, a disciple of Sri. Thanjavur K. Murugaboopathi is an emerging young Mridangist in Sydney. He had his Mridangam Arangetram at the age of 16 in Sydney in 2017, alongside his sister Vishni on Veena, and was accompanied by eminent vidwans from Chennai. Harish is a regular performer in Sydney and has notably accompanied concerts overseas at prestigious Sabhas and venues in Chennai, London, San Francisco and Auckland, including Narada Gana Sabha, London Sri Murugan Temple and Tamils of Northern California (TNC). Harish is a first year Commerce/Professional Accounting student at Macquarie University.