Vidwan Jayanth (flute)
Vidwan V V S Murari (violin)
Vidwan N C Bharadwaj (mridangam)
Vidwan Jayant is an extremely talented young Carnatic flautist. After receiving many years of training by senior gurus, including his grandfather, the late Sri T.S.Sankaran (the prime disciple of Flute Mali), he is presently under the tutelage of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sanjay Subrahmanyan. He got his A grade rating from All India Radio and Indian national TV (Doordarshan) at the age of 21. Notable among numerous awards received from various organizations, are Best Instrumentalist Award from Madras Music Academy more than once and Yuva Kala Bharathi. He has performed widely in India and abroad.
VVS Murari, a renowned violinist, comes from the great musical lineage of Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar and Sri Swathi Tirunal. He has received training from his legendary father, Shri VV Subrahmanyam and the doyen Dr. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, among others. With a musical career spanning nearly three decades, he has shared the stage with various legendary musicians. He has performed in many prestigious Indian and international music festivals, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the best violinist award for six consecutive years from the Madras Music Academy.
N C Bharadwaj, who started playing the mirdangam at the age of six, has trained under Padma Vibhushan Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, among others. A recipient of numerous awards and titles, he has accompanied many leading musicians, including Smt Bombay Jayashree, Sri Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Lalgudi Smt Vijaylakshmi, the Priya Sisters and Chithravina Sri N Ravikiran. He has performed in India, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
We are grateful to the Asian Indian Classical Music Society (AICMS) benefactors and members, the University of Notre Dame, the Liu Institute of Asia and Asian Studies, and the Center for Social Concerns, for making these concerts possible.