SMC Monthly Concert October 2019

Dear Music Rasikas,

SMC would like to invite you with family and friends to our Monthly Concert - to be held on 26 October 2019 at the Dundas Community Centre, 21 Sturt Street, Telopea.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM: Vocal concert by Sri. Sudheer Sharma Koride accompanied by Sri. Kranth Kiran Mudigonda on Violin and Chi. Sumukha Jagadeesh on Mridungam 

05:10 PM - 07:10 PM:  Vocal concert by Smt. Devika Krishnamurthy accompanied by Sri. Kranthi Kiran Mudigonda on Violin and Sri. Sivakumar Sethupathi on Mrudangam 


Artiste Profiles:

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.

Sri. Sudheer Sharma koride


Sudheer Sharma had his initial  training in vocal from smt Annapurna kompella . he has learnt violin from smt ammula satyavathi  later from Peri srirama murthy of hyderabad.he has been under the advance tutelage in vocal from Sri D. Raghavachary  and in violin from parur M.A sundaresan.

Sudheer is a Vedic Hindu priest and Astrologer by profession he holds masters degree in sanskrith.

Smt. Devika Krishnamurthy


Devika Krishnamurthy started learning carnatic music from her mother Smt. Chitra Krishnamurthy and continues to be under her advanced training. To expand her repertoire further Devika has been learning krithis and thillanas from Smt. Sankari Krishnan a senior student of the great maestro Padmabhushan Lalgudi Shri. G. Jayaraman. Devika has been performing regularly at various cultural events in Sydney over the last few years and has gained inspiration from a very supportive and appreciative audience of Sydney.

Sri. Sivakumar Sethupathi


Siva had his training in mridangam under Guru Sri T.S. Janakiraman, a disciple of Sri Palani Subramania Pillai. He was a recipient of music scholarship awarded by the Centre For Cultural Resources and Training, Government of India. He is a sought-after mridangam artiste for Carnatic music programs, Bharatanatyam recitals and Sampradaya Bhajans in Australia. He has accompanied several leading artistes from India. Siva is a founding member of Sydney Bhajan Mandali. 

Sri. Kranthi Kiran Mudigonda


Kranthi Kiran Mudigonda had his initial training in music with Sri P.S.S.R Jagannatham and Sri N. C. Ramanujam. He had advanced training under eminent vidwan Sri Dwaram Satyanarayana Rao at Hyderabad. He is currently under advanced tutelage in vocal from Hyderabad Brothers and violin from Parur Sri M A Sundareswaran. He has a vast experience in accompanying local and visiting artistes for various concerts across Australia. He also developed interest in percussion and has undergone training in mridangam and kanjira from Sri Kaliprasad Babu, Melakaveri Sri K Balaji and Sri Nerkunam Sankar. He continues to learn mridangam from Maestro Sri Patri Satish Kumar. He founded Geervani Academy of Performing Arts and teaches Vocal, Violin and Mridangam in Sydney.