Published December 29th, 2014 by

Swathi Sangeethotsavam is a week-long festival of music celebrating the compositions of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal. The festival is held from in January every year at the courtyard of Kuthira Malika, Trivandrum. It pays homage to Swati Thirunal by devoting the entire festival to his compositions.[1] The concerts are not ticketed. The festival is conducted by Rama Varma Maharaja of Travancore Trust under the helm of Prince Rama Varma.[2]

Date:  January 4 to 13, 2015

Time:  6pm every evening


January 4 , Sunday

Sri Sanjay Subrahmanyan –  Vocal

Sri S.Varadarajan –  Violin

Neyveli Sri Venkatesh – Mridangam

Alathur Sri Rajaganesh – Kanjira


January 5 , Monday

Prince Rama Varma – Vocal

Sri S.Varadarajan  –  Violin

Sri B.Harikumar –  Mridangam

Dr S.Karthick –  Ghatam

Payyanur Sri Govindaprasad  –  Morsing


January 6 , Tuesday

Ms Amrutha Vekatesh –  Vocal

Sri M.Rajeev –  Violin

Sri S.J.Arjun Ganesh–  Mridangam

Dr S.Karthick –  Ghatam

Payyanur Sri Govindaprasad   –  Morsing


January 7 , Wednesday

Perambavoor Sri Ravindranath –  Vocal

Avaneeswaram Sri S.R.Vinu –  Violin

Adoor Sri Babu –  Mridangam

Adichanaloor Sri Anilkumar  – Ghatam


January 8 , Thursday

Avaneeswaram Sri S.R.Vinu  – Violin Solo

Nanjil Sri Arul  –  Mridangam

Manjoor Sri Unnikrishnan – Ghatam


January 9 , Friday

Carnatica Brothers

Sri K.N.Shashikiran and Sri R.Ganesh- Vocal

Attukal Sri Balasubramaniam  –  Violin

Dr G.Babu –   Mridangam

Udupi Sri Sridhar –  Ghatam


January 10 , Saturday

Sri Ashwath Narayanan –  Vocal

Trivandrum Sri Sampath – Violin

Sri Sumesh Narayanan – Mridangam

Vazhapalli Sri Krishnakumar – Ghatam


January 11 , Sunday

Sri Sandeep Narayan – Vocal

Sri S.R.Mahadev Sarma – Violin

Palakkad Sri Maheshkumar – Mridangam

Perukavu Sri P.L.Sudheer –  Ghatam


January 12 , Monday

Sri Praveen Godkhindi-Hindustani Bansuri

Sri Ravindra Yavagal –  Tabla

January 13 , Tuesday

Sri O.S.Arun – Vocal

Sri M.R.Gopinath –  Violin

Sri J.Vaidyanathan –  Mridangam

Dr S.Karthick –  Ghatam

Sri Ganapathy –  Tabla

Published December 9th, 2014 by

Vidwan Lalgudi GJR Krishnan shares fond memories with the eminent musician Sangeetha Kalanidhi Nedunuri Krishnamurthy


Published in Deccan Chronicle, Chennai edition on 9th December 2014

Published December 9th, 2014 by

Published in Deccan Chronicle, Chennai edition on 9th December 2014

Published December 3rd, 2014 by

At the Inaugural function of the music festival at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, P Obul Reddy and P Gnanambal Memorial awards for Lifetime Achievement were conferred to Veena exponent E Gayathri and vocalist Bombay Jayashri.

Veena exponent E.Gayathri is the first Vice Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University. Hailing from a musical background, she is the disciple of Sangita Kalanidhi T.M.Thyagarajan. Gayathri has received several awards and titles that include Sangeet Natak Akademi and Kalaimamani award.

Disciple of T.R.Balamani and violin maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman, Bombay Jayashri is an established musician who has had the privilege to perform at The Royal Opera House, Durban. She is also a playback singer and has penned and performed the lyrics for “Pi’s Lullaby”, which was nominated for the 2012 Oscars in the Best Original Song category. She was also featured in the first full length Carnatic music film ‘Margazhi Ragam’.