SMC Monthly Concert September 2019

Dear Music Rasikas,

SMC would like to invite you with family and friends to our Monthly Concert - to be held on 28 September 2019 at the Dundas Community Centre, 21 Sturt Street, Telopea.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM: Vocal concert by Smt. Athira Narendran accompaniments TBC

05:10 PM - 07:10 PM:  Vocal concert by Smt. Lakshmi Kumaraguruparan accompanied by Sri. Mohan Ayyar on Synthesiser and Sri. Pallavarajan Nagendran on Mrudangam.

Artiste Profiles:


Smt. Athira Narendran

Started carnatic vocal training under Sri Kottarakkara Shivakumar Krishnapillai , a senior disciple of Sri O.S Tyagarajan.Currently learning from Smt Uma Ayyar . 

Sri. Balaji Jagannadhan

Balaji Jagannadhan learnt vocal and instrumental Carnatic music from Bangalore Smt R. Thangammal, herself a disciple of Vidwan Sri R R Keshavamurthy. Balaji hails from the steel city of Jamshedpur, India, and is a frequent performer at Carnatic forums in Sydney and Brisbane. He is a enthusiast of both schools of music Carnatic and Hindustani. He has also contributed to the musical choreography for a few classical dance recitals.

Sri. Nirmal Ayyar

Nirmal Ayyar has been learning the mrudangam since the age of twelve under the initial tutelage of Sri Suthanthiraraj, before progressing his skills under the guidance of Sri Bala Sankar. He is currently learning under the guidance of Sri Melakkaveri Balaji. Nirmal learnt vocal music from Smt Prema Anandakrishnan and Smt Uma Ayyar. He continues his advanced training from Dr Ramanathan. Nirmal has had the privilege of providing accompaniment in a number of student concerts in Sydney over the past few years and continues to be actively involved in the Carnatic community.