The following artistes have graced and performed for Shruthi over the years. Here are some of the musicians who have mesmerised the Adelaide audience thirsting for more from these and many more artistes with their mellifluous music.
They are : O. S. Arun, Aruna Sairam, Bombay Jayashri, Ghatam Karthik, Malladi Brothers- Sriram Prasad & Ravi Kumar, Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Nirmala Rajasekar, Dr. M. Narmada, M.S. Gopalakrishnan, Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan, Nityashree Mahadevan, Sanjay Subrahmanayan, sudha Raghunathan, Sikkil Gurucharan, S. Sowmya, Sangeetha Sivakumar, T. M. Krishna and Unni Krishnan are some of the most renowned carnatic musicians to visit and entertain under the banner of Shruthi.
Smt. Indrakanti, Bharathy Subrahmanyam, a professional Carnatic vocalist, hails from a family of musicians and was initiated into classical music at the age of 9 by her grandmother, Smt. Seshagiramma. She received further training from Late Sri Ampolu Murali Krishna who was a well-known violinist and vocalist and worked for All India Radio.
Smt. Bharathy received advanced training from Mahamahopadhyaya (Late) Dr. Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana and also completed her Master of Arts (M.A.) in Carnatic music under his tutelage from Telugu University, Hyderabad. She was a topper in M.A. music.
She has been giving performances since 1985 in India at various venues all over Andhra Pradesh as well as on All India Radio. She has received acclaim from stalwarts and rasikas alike, for being exceptionally talented with Ragam Tanam Pallavi renditions. She is also well noted for her capability to sing compositions in all South Indian languages (Telugu, Tamil, Kannada) with equal ease in the native diction. She has also performed in USA and Australia in the last decade.
Smt. Bharathy has authored a book on Thyagaraja’s rare compositions titled, “Thyagaraja Swami Shatharaga Ratnamalika”. She has several compositions to her credit, including Satya Sai Baba’s Sahasranamavali in 33 ragas, a dance ballet called Srinivasa Kalyanam, a few kritis in praise of Lord Hanuman, a Thodi Varnam, etc. She worked for Thyagaraja Gana Sabha and Andhra Mahila Sabha as a music lecturer from 1995 to 2006.
Smt. Bharathy has been in the profession of teaching Carnatic music to students of all levels and ages since 1990. She is lauded for her exemplary teaching style that has turned musically ignorant amateurs to regularly performing talented artistes in the last two decades. Innumerable students of hers have passed Diploma in Music, B.A. Music, M.A Music and All India Radio auditions. Currently a resident of Adelaide, Australia, she has been conducting classes online for students from around the globe (India, USA, Europe and Australia) since 2004.
Murali Ramakrishnan – Flautist
Murali Ramakrishnan had his training in Hindustani (North Indian classical) music from Pandit Krishnanand of Kirana Gharara. Murali learnt Karnatic (South Indian classical) music under the guidance of Sikkil Sisters Neela and Kunjumani. Murali draws inspiration from both music styles and creates soulful music that touches the heart.
Murali has been living in Australia since 1999 and has been regularly performing at various venues and for different occasions. He teaches music in both styles and has released an Audio CD “Inner Peace” that has been very well received by the music community.
Please click the link to listen to a sample:
Please contact Murali for further details and lessons.
Raji Krishnamoorthy – Vocal Artiste
I am Raji krishnamoorthy. I have learnt Carnatic music from 1964 to 1974 in India. I had lessons from Mrs.Rajam who came from a musical family. From my young age I had a passion for classical/devotional music. After the marriage there was a brief separation in Carnatic music. During which I channeled my interest in devotional songs. After migration to Australia the passion for Carnatic music was renewed by Dr. Ramanadhan who taught all the pancharathna krithi’s. I started to teach music after coming to Adelaide, especially after the birth of Shruthi Adelaide. I am continuing my Carnatic lessons from Smt. Bharathy Subrahmanyam. Music lovers can contact me on 8336 9224.
Somi Somehsa – Bharatanatyam Artiste
Suma Rudrapatna – Vocal artiste
My sister Smt. Shyamala introduced me to learn music from my early schooling. I started learning music from Late Sri. Belakavadi Srinivasa Iyengar who was a disciple of Sri.Harikesha Nelluru Muttaya Bhagavathar. I continued my music lessons from Smt. B.V. Vijayalakshmi , a student of Belakavadi. I completed Senior music exams from Karnataka Board.
I am teaching music in Adelaide and participating in music activities through Shruthi Adelaide. I am passionate to teach and continue our culture of art form. I thank Shruthi Adelaide for giving me this opportunity.
Vinaya Rai – Bharatanatyam Dancer
Mrs Vinaya Rai has been performing and teaching Bharatanatyam for the past 15 years in Adelaide. She started learning Bharatanatyam at the age of 7 in Bangalore from Natyachar Sri Uma Kanth and then continued the rest of her tutelage for over 10 years from Guru late Sri H R Keshavamurthy. She also studied under the tutelage of Smt Usha Datar for a short period. Vinaya teaches in the Kalakshetra style.
Please contact Vinaya Rai on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about her dance classes.