SMC Virtual Concert June 2022

Dear Music Rasikas,

We would like to invite you with family and friends to our Monthly Virtual Concert 

5.15 PM - 7.15 PM: Vocal concert by Chi. Balaji Ravi accompanied by Sri. Mohan Ayyar on Synthesiser and Sri. Sivakumar Sethupathi on Mrudangam.

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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

Chi. Balaji Ravi

Balaji initially learnt from Smt Uma Ayyar in Sydney and later on he has been learning from Malladi Sri Ravikumar. He has won many Carnatic music competitions conducted in Sydney and India. In the year 2016, Balaji won the LV memorial award in the competition conducted by Rasika Ranjana Sabha, Trichy. With his guru’s blessings, he was fortunate to sing a few kritis in Thiruvaiyaru during the aradhana festival in 2017. In 2018, Balaji gave a half hour concert in Bhadrachalam, during Sri Bhadrachala Ramadasu 385th Jayanthi utsavam. Balaji is very fortunate to have met and sung before his Paramagurus Sangitha Kalanidhi Dr Sripada Pinakapani and Sangitha Kalanidhi Nedunuri Sri Krishnamurthy and received their blessings in person. Balaji Ravi is currently studying year 10 at Baulkham Hills High School, 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.