About Smt. Ranjini Ayyar

Smt.Ranjini Ayyar was initiated into Carnatic Music at the age of eight by Sri Halasyam of New Delhi. She continued her musical education with Sri A.K.Ravindranath, who is a direct disciple of Sri Semmangudi Srivanasa Iyer.  She has given several performances in AIR, New Delhi, along with her sister, late Smt Revathi Iyer. She has furthered her knowledge of Carnatic music with Smt Rajalakshmi Venkatachari and Smt Hemalata Ganeshan during their visits to Sydney. She (along with Smt Raji Ramachandran) had the privilege of giving the inaugural performance when Sydney Music Circle was founded in 1983. Ranjini has given a number of performances under the auspices of SMC, solo, as well as with her daughter Aarthi. She has also performed in Swathi Thirunaal Day functions and SMC’s Thyagaraja Utsavam and Navarathri celebrations. Apart from Carnatic music, Ranjini is interested in Hindustani music and has performed in the monthly Hindustani music forum. 

She is currently training several dedicated students in vocal Carnatic music; and specialises in working with young children from the age of 5 (both boys and girls).

Ranjini is part of the organizing committee for 'Ragapriya', a Sydney based Chamber Music Organization, which provides opportunities to perform for visiting overseas and interstate artists, as well as local performers.


Suburb: Baulkham Hills

Last SMC Concert: May 2014




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