SMC Facebook Live Concert July 2020

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: Synthesiser concert by Sri. Mohan Ayyar  accompanied by Sri. Kranthi Kiran Mudigonda on Violin and Sri. Raman Easwaran on Mridangam

6.15 PM - 7.15 PM: Vocal concert by Smt. Sangeetha Ayyar  accompanied by Sri. Kranthi Kiran Mudigonda on Violin and Sri. Raman Easwaran on Mridangam
Below are links to the live broadcast channels:

YouTube Channel link:

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:

Sri. Mohan Ayyar

For over 25 years, Mohan has been giving concerts on the synthesizer, an instrument he has adapted to suit Carnatic music. While self-taught on the synthesizer, he had vocal training under Smt Uma Ayyar, Smt Prema Anandakrishnan and Smt Hemalatha Ganesan. Mohan has given many solo concerts and has also accompanied many local and international artistes in performances all over Australia and in Chennai. Mohan has composed music for several bharatanatyam programs and has partially completed a PhD in Indian music from Macquarie University - analysing the composition process for bharatanatyam music. He has presented papers on music at conferences in Amsterdam, Mumbai and Kolkata. Mohan teaches keyboard to a number of students and continues to maintain the popular music web page

Smt. Sangeetha Ayyar

Sangeetha is the daughter and disciple of the late Sri Karaikudi S. Kannan, an All India Radio artist from Andhra Pradesh. She also had advanced lessons in Chennai from Smt Suguna Purushothaman and Smt Meera Nathan in India and from Smt Hemalatha Ganesan, Smt Chitra Krishnamurthy and Smt Uma Ayyar in Sydney. She has won prizes for music during her college days in India. Smt Sangeetha has performed extensively over the last fifteen years and had the opportunity to sing at the Asian Festival of Music and Dance at the Sydney Opera House and at the National Multicultural Festival in Canberra. Sangeetha has given concerts across Australia, in USA and during the Chennai music season. She has sung for many dance performances and has set the music for several dance items. She teaches music to a number of students in Western Sydney.

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.

Sri. Raman Easwaran

Initiated and trained early into carnatic music by his mother Smt Vasanta Easwaran, he pursued vocal music training from her teacher Smt Muthulakshmy Vedanarayanan in Mumbai. He simultaneously got the certificate training courses in Mridangam from Fine Arts society, Mumbai under the guidance of Shri K V Maniappan. Further interest in the art of playing mridangam led him to receive advanced training from Shri K Narayanaswamy which subsequently culminated in receiving training on advanced techniques in mridangam under the guidance of Shri Mannargudi Easwaran during his visits to New Zealand. He continues to further his interest in vocal music by receiving training from Mrs Yamini Ramesh in Chennai (Disciple of Padma Bhushan Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman). 


He has been very fortunate to accompany legendary artists over the last few years, some of which include 'Sangeetha Kalanidhi' Shri A K C Natarajan (Clarinet), 'Sangeetha Kala Acharya' Shri T Venkataraman (Veena) & Kalaimamani Prof Smt S Rajeshwari (Vocal) during their musical visits to New Zealand.