Sruti presents a Carnatic Vocal Concert by

Ashwath Narayanan

Accompanied by Rajeev Mukundan on Violin and Sumesh Narayanan on Mridangam

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 4:30 PM
Community Music School Auditorium, 775 W. Main Street, Trappe, PA 19426


Event is free for all Sruti sponsors, Patron Sponsors and Concert Patrons

Ashwath Narayanan Ashwaths first Guru was Smt Jayalakshmi Sundararajan, from whom he had training for 2 years on the basics. Soon after that in 1998, Ashwath started learning directly from his guru Sangeetha Kalanidhi Palghat Sri K V Narayanaswamy. Since the demise of Sri KVN, Ashwath has been learning under his aunt and guru Smt. Padma Narayanaswamy (W/O Sri K V Narayanaswamy) for over a decade now. He bears on him the lineage of Sri Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar, whose style of music is considered one of the best Banis in classical music.
Rajeev Mukundan is currently under the tutelage of the legendary Kalaimamani A.Kanyakumari for almost a decade. Rajeev is one of the youngest A graded Artistes of All India Radio (AIR). He is a receipient of several prestigious awards like Spirit of Youth Award given by The Music Academy, Madras in the year 2008, The Best Violinist Award from The Music Academy, Madras, in December 2011, etc. Rajeev has given many violin duet concerts with his Guru A.Kanyakumari, and also has toured and accompanied leading artistes like Sangeetha Kalanidhi T.V.Sankaranarayanan , Dr. N.Ramani, Malladi Brothers, Vijay Siva, T.M.Krishna, Osccar nominee Bombay Jayasri, Dr Nithyashri Mahadevan & Ranjani Gayathri
Sumesh Narayanan hails from a traditional music family of Thiruvilwamala, Thrissur District, which has its own Legacy and produced many connoisseurs like Ghatam Vilwadri Iyer, Chenda Konthai and Venkichan Swamy (Popularly known as Maddalam Venkichan). Sumesh has been under the tutelage of Mridangam Maestro Kalaiamamani Sri Tiruvarur Bakthavathsalam for the past 16 years and has acquired the nuances of the traditional Gurukulam approach of learning.