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Monday, June 30, 2014

A Pleasant June 2014!

I wish to inform that we have shifted our residence, moving into a little more spacious apartment on Lake view Road near Public Health Centre and it was indeed a good experience of shifting house ater almost 8 years! Every Change is for Good and thats the principal we keep & move in our life and this change is also seeming to be good! 

This June has given me a great opportunity, thanks to Mr. Paul Jacob for having thought of including me in the orchestra for the Live Music presentation of one of the High Profile Theatre project of Kalki's "Ponniyin Selvan". This play was produced by Magic Lantern and Sponsored by SS International Live!It was indeed a Magical Experience to do this live Music with Drummer Sridhar ji, Flautist Natarajana and Tabla Balu ji. I also had my day in at madurai on the last day of the presentation on the 29th Jun, 2014. 

The concert at MahaPeriyava Padhugai temple was indeed a divine one and we as team always love to perform there at least once in a year. 

Had some friends visiting home and it was fun all through out that day! Magic rains in this month is also a welcome break for all of us in Madras!

Looking forward to my first Solo Concert in Singapore on the 4th and 5th July and a few interesting concerts as well1 Also awaiting my results for the 2nd Semester and hope it will be good!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Greatest time with Legendary Yanni, thanks to Vennai Kannan uncle!

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This is probably one of the never possible to Dream and still coming True! Yes having the Honour of Have The Legendary Yanni listening to your concert live! Added are your Gurus in Mandolin Sri. Shrinivas ji and Kum. A. Kanyamuari mam, with legends Dr. Padma Subramanyam, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Sri. Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Sri. Vikku Vinayagaram and many more!

Not just that! Being greeted and blessed by The Great Yanni himself as seen in this video!

Just unable to still believe that all these happened!

In fact the month March and April were one of the Best in this year as i had a cocnert with Abhishek Raghuram anna at Shanmugananda, Mumbai on the March 9th and in front of The Legendary Yanni and Muisc Legends of India on the 12th April, 2014.

In the mean time i also had a great concert to perform for Sridhar anna who made aRecord of playing non-stop 44 hrs of Blind folded Drumming as well on the 6th March and a concert with Rajesh Viadhya anna and party at Trichy for NIT!

It was also a great Home Ground concert for Sathguru Sath Sangam Villivakkam on teh 15th April and a concert with my Mamoos as well for a private concert on the 24th April, 2014.

Also another interesting assignment was for a new Concept on General Music Learning and the process by Balachandar Uncle, Mrudhangam Professor in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London on the 21st and 22nd April, 2014.

Have been involved in arranging Music for the Mega Production 'Yegyaseni" of Sri. Madurai Muralidharan and looking forward to the show on the 17th May.

Most importantly we are also looking forward to the Award Presentation initiated by our KBS Inculcation in the name of my Mentor, first Guru and maternal Grand Father Sangeetha Bhushanam Sri. Embar S. Sadagopan, on the 18th May, 2014 and wish people turn out in large numbers and also can see the same on

http://www.arkayconventioncenter.in/welcome.aspx


Friday, February 28, 2014

Blessed to perform for Shivarathiri 2014 at Bandikavanoor Temple

It was a indeed a good late evening drive to this wonderful Village where i had an opportunity to perform in this 300 year old Shiva Vishnu Temple with my Mamoos Embar Kannan ji, Sumesh Narayanan ji and Hariharasubramanian ji!

As there was no feedback monitor and we had initially little problem to play in coordination as we had to listen to the sound which was coming from the speakers meant for outside which means we had latency problem! We did get settled after the first song and then it was a nice journey into the concert.

If possible please listen to the tracks in the downloadable link in

http://www.4shared.com/folder/_YAihqYY/2014-Bandikavanoor-ShivaVishnu.html

and forward your opinion /comments

Monday, February 10, 2014

A Great beginning for February!

Great Joy and a Sense of Greater Responsibility was what came in when i received the prestigious IOB Youth Achievement Award today from the hands of Mr. Narendra, CMD IOB today, 10th February, 2014 - being their 78th Foundation Day!



Great Honour and blessing to receive same and be in the corner of the stage with Doyens (in the photo from left to right) namely Sri. Murari IAS rtd., Sangeetha Kalanidhi Smt. Sudha Raghunathan, Sri. Sankar - CMD Sanmar Group, Sri. Veeramani - CMD, Gem Granites, Sri. Narayanaswamy - Senior Auditor, Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti and Sri. Munirathnam - Chairman RKM Engineering College. Sri. Narendra, CMD IOB and Executive Directors IOB are also in the photograph above. 

I thank The Almighty for the Grace, my gurus for their blessings and you all, for the well wishes! I understand the responsibility and continue to work harder to achieve a percentage or two of what these Great personalities have achieved, in my life time!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Wonderful Start to 2014 with Activity filled January!

It has been a great New Year 2014 for what with an opportunity  had to perform with this year's Sangeetha Kalanidhi Smt. Sudha Raghunathan ji's Cofee Table Book release function along with Sri. Rajhesh Vaidhya, (had played few pieces in the album given along with the book) Concert with mammos Embar Kannan ji in CrossRoads at the Army Southern Head Quarters, Chennai, opportunity to perform in Thiruvaiyaru, Good article in Dinakaran and Dinamalar in the early part of a New Year, my concert on webcast on www.paalam.in/tv opportunity to perform in one of the oldest forums of Kakinada and an experience of going by electric train and PTC now Chennai Transpot Corporation!

A great beginning on my completion of 19 years of age, Thanks to my friend Sangeetha to have come home today evening to celebrate my Birthday in advance as i am traveling to Salem for a concert with Rajesh Vaidhya anna!

With all your wishes and blessings look forward to a fascinating Year ahead! 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wishing every one A Very Happy New Year!

I take this opportunity to Thank every one, The Almighty for having given us all an excellent 2013 and look forward to The Almighty showering the bet and more in the years to come from 2014!

Very Happy New Year and my humble gift to all of you is the links for the public concerts i performed in December 2013, thanks to my dear appa for these wonderful uploads!




December 22, 2013 - Perambur Iyayappa Bkatha Samajam - http://www.4shared.com/folder/6-PHoLff/2013_PeramburIyyappaBakthaSama.html 

December 25, 2013 - Sri Ramka Bahaktha Sajama, K. K. Nagar - http://www.4shared.com/folder/RSHtJjsk/2013_KKnagar-Ramasamajam-2512_.html

I sincerely hope you all will enjoy this music and pray The Almighty to shower me the knowledge and strength to continue pursuing my learning process and live up to the expectation of all my well wishers!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Great December, 2013

It has been wonderful December with great enhancement by Teams for all the concerts and it was so nice of Mr. Shriananth & family to have brought a new keyboard 'KORG MICROSTATION'. This makes December 2013 indeed Special! 

Each concert had good things happenings with the concert 0n 2nd December was a dear for us as it was SATHYABODHI and we had a review for the concert in Dinamalar for the first time! 

3rd December concert was another first being the inauguration concert for Brahma Gana Sabha and for the first time teamed up with Smt. Padma Shankar, Sri. J. Vaidhyanathan and Sri. KV Gopalakrishnan. 
4th December was another first with Sumesh Narayanan anna joing us in CROSSROADS for the first time. 5th December concert had Smt. Sumana Rao from Boston as it was for a wedding reception concert for her family. 8th December at Coimbatore was one of the first performed with a grand team of 8 musicians. 10th December at MFAC was the first time with Trivandrum Balaji anna in the morning slot! 11th December concert was the first time teaming up with Sai Raghavan anna on Mrudhangam for a private wedding concert for a National party! 

December 14, 2013 was special as i got the Bhavan's Cultural Award from teh hands of Chief Justice of India Sri. Sadhasivam!
While December 16th concert was one in IIT premises, December 17th once again was the first time i was performing for RR Sabha, a renowned forum who this year condeucted this year at Dakshinamurthy Auditorium, PS Higher Secondary School, Mylapore and more happy was that it was in the evening 7pm slot! 

December 17, 2013 is also a Memorable day as this was the day i received my new KORG MICROSTATION! While i wanted to perform with this the same day The Almighty had reserved this to be performed first for a Iyyappa Pooja, just like the first concert i performed with my KORG PRO when i got it from Dr. Ravi Dattatreya way back in November 2004! What a coincidence! Swamiye Saranam Iyyappa! We as family have seen a great cycle of events from that Performance on the 30th Nov'04 and we seek The Almighty's Grace and well wisher's wishes to take on another Bigger Circle from December 22nd, 2013 concert performed being another first concert for Perumbur Iyyappa Baktha Samajam held in the premises of Perumbur Annadhana Samajam!

December 21, 2013 we had our KBS Inculcation members presenting thier talents First Time having Sarvag from USA performing with us!

December 25, 2013 continued with the list of many first and here it was for the first time i was performing at Meenakshi College of Engineeering for Sri Rama Baktha Samajam, K. K. Nagar and again for the first time had London BVB Prof. M. Balachandar performing with us in Chennai!

Indeed many interesting happenings during the whole of 2013 and in particular December month!