SMC Virtual Concert June 2021

Dear Music Rasikas,

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

5.15 PM - 6.15 PM: Vocal concert by Smt. Arya Kumar accompanied Kum. Aghalya Pavalan on violin and  Chi. Harish Ravindran on Mrudangam  

Below are links to the live broadcast channels:

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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 please note that due to current uncertainty with COVID-19, Sydney Music Circle may require to cancel the live broadcast without notice.

Artiste Profiles:

Smt. Arya Kumar

I started learning music at the age of 6 from my gurus Shri Ajith Namboothiri and Smt Shobhana Krishnamurthy and continued learning for over 10 years. I have participated in many Carnatic and light music competions at various inter school and state level festivals when I was at school in Kerala. Currently I am training under Dr Maraiyur Ramanthan .Coming back to carnatic music after taking a long break of 10 plus years has been difficult, but my Guru, Dr Ramanthan has been extremely supportive and helped build my confidence in attempting Carnatic again. Here in Sydney, I have participated in the last two Thyagaraja Aradhanas.

Kum. Agalya Pavalan

Agalya Pavalan is a Year 12 student at Baulkham Hills High School. Her first and main musical discipline is the Carnatic style Violin, which she has been learning for over ten years under the tutelage of Sri Kranthi Kiran Mudigonda. Agalya also learns Carnatic Vocals from Smt. Lakshmi Kumaraguruparan. She trains Western Piano under the guidance of Mr Joseph Blackman. Outside of the musical field, Agalya has learnt Bharatanatyam for over 5 years with Smt Pathmaranjini Umashankar. She has a keen interest and pursues martial arts with a passion and has a Black belt in Taekwondo

Chi. Harish Gopikan Ravindran

Harish initiated his Mridangam training under Dr. Suresh Ramachandra in Auckland, New Zealand. Harish is fortunate in pursuing extensive training for the past 10 years and has become a proud disciple of vidwan Sri. Thanjavur K. Murugaboopathi of Chennai. He had his Mridangam Arangetram at the age of 16 in Sydney in 2017, alongside his sister Vishni on Veena, and was accompanied by eminent vidwans from Chennai. Harish is a regular performer in Sydney and has notably accompanied concerts overseas at prestigious Sabhas and venues in Chennai, London, San Francisco and Auckland, including Narada Gana Sabha, Subham Fine Arts Chennai, London Sri Murugan Temple and Tamils of Northern California. Harish is also blessed to have accompanied many visiting artistes from Chennai.