Facebook Live Concert

Dear Music Rasikas,

We would like to invite you with family and friends to our Monthly Facebook Live concert 

5.15 PM - 6.15 PM: Vocal concert by Smt. Prema Ananthakrishnan accompanied by Sri. Balaji Jagannadhan on Violin and Sri. Nirmal Ayyar on Mridungam

Below are links to the live broadcast channels:

YouTube Channel link:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCManTfGGypoB0nX9k8dmoQw

Facebook Channel link: 

Please note that due to current uncertainty with COVID-19, Sydney Music Circle may require to cancel the live broadcast without notice. Current NSW Government’s social distancing policies allow Sydney Music Circle to conduct this programme in a remote setting and be able to broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube channels. However, social distancing policies could be tightened again by NSW Government. If this occurs, in the interest of artistes safety and well-being the live broadcast will be cancelled.

Artiste Profiles:

Smt. Prema Anandakrishnan

Smt. Prema Anandakrishnan began her musical training at the age of 5 under the late Smt. Savitri Menon, and continued her vocal training under a string of musical luminaries like the late Smt. Venkatalakshmi, Smt. Ananthalakshmi Venkatraman and the late Sri Vechoor Harihara Subramania Iyer of the Sri Thyagaraja parambara. Apart from completing a Master's in Carnatic Music from Kerala University, Prema was an AIR artiste and has given several full length concerts in India and in Australia. She extended her repertoire and knowledge of Carnatic Music in Sydney under the guidance of Smt. Rajalakshmi Venkatachari. She has sung for various dance arangetrams and productions such as Krishnaleelamrutham, Dasavatharam and Namami Narayanam. She is the teacher of various students in Sydney.

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.