Maestros

Sri. Veena Balachandar
Sri. T.N. Seshagopalan
 
Sri. Veena Balachandar
Sri. T.N. Seshagopalan
   
Sri. TN. Krishnan
Sri. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer
Sri. TN. Krishnan
Sri. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer
   
Sri. TM Krishna
Sri. Patnam Subramanya Iyer
Sri. TM Krishna
Sri. Patnam Subramanya Iyer
   
Sri. Papnasan Sivan
Sri. Nedanuri Krishnamorthy
Sri. Papnasan Sivan
Sri. Nedanuri Krishnamorthy
   
Sri. Maharajapuram Santhanam
Smt. M.S. Subbalakshmi
Sri. Maharajapuram Santhanam
Smt. M.S. Subbalakshmi
   
Sri. Lalgudi Jayaraman
Sri. L.Subramaniam
Sri. Lalgudi Jayaraman
Sri. L.Subramaniam
   
Sri. G.N.B
Sri. Kadri Gopalnath
Sri. G.N.B
Sri. Kadri Gopalnath
   
Sri. Mahrajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer
Smt. M.L.Vasanthakumari
Sri. Mahrajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer
Smt. M.L.Vasanthakumari
   
Sri. Madurai Mani Iyer
Sri. M.S.Gopalakrishnan
Sri. Madurai Mani Iyer
Sri. M.S.Gopalakrishnan
   
Sri. Jon higgins.... american carnatic singer
Sri. Gopala Krishna Bharathi
Sri. Jon higgins ( American carnatic singer)
Sri. Rajkumar Bharathi
   
Dr. Balamuralikrishna
Sri. Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagawatar
Dr. Balamuralikrishna
Sri. Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagawatar
   
Garbhasriman. Sri. Swati Thirunal Maharaja
Sri. Muttaiyyah Bhagawatar
Garbhasriman. Sri. Swati Thirunal Maharaja
Sri. Muttaiyyah Bhagawatar
   
Smt. Veena dhannamal
Sri. Irayimman Thampi
Smt. Veena dhannamal
Sri. Irayimman Thampi
   
Sri. Koteeswara Iyer
Sri. Mysore Vasudevachar
Sri. Koteeswara Iyer
Sri. Mysore Vasudevachar
   
S Ramanathan
Sri. Vikku Vinayakram
S. Ramanathan
Sri. Vikku Vinayakram
   
Dr. KJ Yesudas
Dr. KJ Yesudas
Sri. Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan

Dr. M Balamurali Krishna
Dr. Mangalampally Balamurali Krishna is one among the very few Carnatic music singers / vocalists to reach great heights in the field of classical music with little formal iniciation. Born in 1930, Balamurali Krishna is said to have had only a brief training under Pasupathi Ramakrishnaiah Pantulu.
He was not only a master of vocal music but was proficient in the viola, violin, mridangam and kanjira. In 1939, he did a concert programme for the All India Radio. It is a tribute to his exceptional skills as a violinist that he has accompanied stalwarts such as Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer, Ariyakudi Ramanuja Ayyangar, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar and G. N. Balasubramaniam.
He made a great contribution to the classical and semi-classical music programmes of All India Radio and Doordarshan as carnatic music singer and producer. He has also distinguished himself as a playback singer and composer in Telugu and Tamil films. He is said to be exceptional and is known to try out improvisations, having evolved a style of his own. He has to his credit about 300 compositions including several tillanas,. He is also the author of 72 melakartha-raga based songs in Telugu and Sanskrit bearing Murali as his mudra. The list of honours that was poured upon him are immence which includes Sangeetha Kalanidhi (awarded by the Madras Music Academy), the Padma Vibushan and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award.

Lalgudi Jayaraman
In contemporary Carnatic music, Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman is a name that is instantly associated with perfection, melody and rhythm in violin and musical brilliance. Born in an illustrious disciple of the great saint musician Thyagaraja and meticulously trained and brought up in an atmosphere of music by his versatile father late V R Gopala Iyer, Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman inherited the essence of Carnatic music.

Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman started his musical career as a carnatic music artist at the early age of 12 as an accompanying violinist. Being endowed with rich thoughts, quick reflex, and an uncommon ability for adapting to the individual styles of the leading maestros in Carnatic music while accompanying them in their concerts, he reached the forefront. This rich concert experience he thus gained, coupled with the strong urge to give original expression to the musical ideas surging in him, culminated in his emergence as a solo violinist of rare brilliance. He has made his mark also as a unique and extraordinary composer having to his credit several thillanas and varnams which are a scintillating blend of raga, bhava, rhythm and lyrical beauty.

T.N.KrishnanT.N.Krishnan
Trippunitura Narayanan Krishnan was born on October 6, 1928 into a family of musicians celebrated in the Carnatic and Hindustani traditions of Indian classical music. Both his parents, A. Narayana Iyer and Ammini Ammal, are from families having year old carnatic musical tradition. Music was an integral part of his childhood in Trippunitura in the southern Indian state of Kerala where his father and guru A. Narayana Iyer was an eminent music educator. Narayana Iyer was an extraordinary teacher and strict disciplinarian who spared no effort in developing Krishnan's innate talent. All these helped him to become an aclaimed carnatic music expert.

Karaikudi R.ManiKaraikudi R.Mani

Karaikudi R.Mani is India's one of the top ranking player on the "Miridangam", the most popular South Indian drum. He has established a unique style of his own in playing Mridangam. He is a Mridangist who has beautifully blended sound Scholarship, Sense, Silence. He has set several intricate and Scholarly rhythmic combinations which have had great impact on both musicians and music lovers, creating a vast audience for his music.

His popular style is adopted even by pupils from other Schools. His playing style became so popular that students flocked all the way from USA, Canada, UK, France, Swiss, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan to learn from him.

L. Subrahmaniam
Dr. L. Subramaniam
Sree L. Subramaniam is an Indian violin maestro well versed in south Indian Carnatic music tradition. He is also well aquainted in various other branches and styles of world music. He has collaborated with Stéphane Grappelli, Yehudi Menuhin and others and has to his credit, works for orchestra and film music aswell, and has also written numerous books on Carnatic music. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1988 and Padma Bhushan in 2001.
He has accompanied all-time maestros of Carnatic Music such as Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, M.D.Ramanathan and many others. He has also performed in many concerts with the mridangam exponent Palghat Mani Iyer.

 

Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao

Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao
Sandhyavandanam Srinivasa Rao's exposition of Classical music is steeped in the purest tradition. His command over techniques of Raga Vistara, Svaraprastara, Neraval and Pallavi singing is highly impressive and indeed excellent. Doyen of Music was well known for his purity of Style, Raga Bhava, Patanthara Suddham and wide repertoire. His expansive raga delineations in Kalyani, Yadukulakambodi, Bhairavi, Kedargowla, Sahana and Dwijavanti were not only rich and scholarly, it won the hearts of Titans in Karnatak Music. Rao had mellifluous voice and his shruti suddham was the connoisers delight.

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M.S.Gopalakrishnan
M.S. Gopalakrishnan

Shree M.S. Gopalakrishnan was born on 10th June 1931. MSG learnt violin from his father, late Professor Parur Sundaram Iyer, He performed for the first time along with his father at age of 8. Being a top ranking violinist perfect accompanist, MSG has been in the music arena for over fifty years playing both Hindustani and Carnatic Music. Shree M.S. Gopalakrishnan has done vast research on violin playing techniques. He has developed a new unique style called the " Parur style ". Shree M.S. Gopalakrishnan has won numerous awards including the Padma Sri, Kalaimamani, Sangeetha Kalanidhi and the Sangeet Natak Akademi award.

M.S.Gopalakrishnan has toured all over the world including countries like USA, UK, Holland, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hongkong.

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