SMC Monthly Concert - April 2018

Dear Music Rasikas,

SMC would like to invite you with family and friends to Monthly Concert - April 2018 to be held on April 28th 2018 at the Dundas Community Centre, 21 Sturt Street, Telopea.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM: Vocal concert by Kum.Sri Rajan accompanied by Smt. Mahathi Balajee on Violin , Sri. Nirmal Ayyar on Mridangam 

05:10 PM - 07:10 PM: Vocal recital by Smt. Bhavani Govindan accompanied on Voilin by Sri. Sanjay Ramaswamy,  on Mridangam by Sri. Sivakumar Sethupathi 

Artiste Profiles:

Smt. Bhavani Govindan

Bhavani Govindan, vocalist and music teacher has learnt music from Sri. S.V.Ramakrishnan,Sri.Needamangalam, V.V.Subramanyam and advance training from Professor T. R. Subramanyam. She has performed extensively in India, specially during December music season. She has performed in all major cities in Australia and also performed in New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. She has released CDs and cassettes. Her late husband Dr. Govindan had hosted several major Indian music concerts with artists from overseas under the banner Rasikapriya. Bhavani currently teaches music to many students within Australia.

Chi. Sanjay Ramaswamy

Sanjay Ramaswamy learns vocal music from Dr. M.S Ramanathan and from Sri Alepey Venkatesan. He was initiated into vocal music by Smt Radha Kalyan. He also plays the violin, having learnt it initially from Sri Nagaraj Iyer and then Sri Balaji Jagannadhan for over a decade. He is currently learning from Sri B U Ganesh Prasad. Sanjay has won many prizes in various musical competitions held in Sydney. He regularly accompanies musicians on the violin in the various music forums across Australia. Sanjay holds a dual Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of New South Wales

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.

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.