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Carnatic Vocal Concert by Mahathi

Saturday, October 26 2024|7:00 pm EDT

- $25 – $35

Alankode Gokulviolin
Delhi Sairammridangam
Anirudh Athreya – Kanjira

Tickets: $35
$25 for Members of the McConnell Arts


Hailing from a family of musicians, S. Mahathi is a child prodigy. Her father Sri. Thiruvaiyaru . P. Sekar, a Vocalist is a disciple of Padmavibhushan Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna. Her mother Smt. Vasanthi Sekar is a Flautist, is the grand disciple of Sri. T. R. Mahalingam, Sri. N. Ramani and Smt. Kesi. She is the great grand daughter of the famous violinist “Sangeetha Kalanidhi” Pazhamaneri Swaminatha Iyer.

Mahathi, started identifying Classical Ragas at the tender age of 1 ½ years. This talent was identified by the parents during her father’s concert at a temple in Palakad. Her parents nurtured her talent by teaching her more and more Ragas. When she was 2 ½ years old she was able to identify about 75 Carnatic Ragas. In those days, just to test her talents, her father used to mix up Carnatic Swaras but Mahathi did not hesitate to identify the exact swaras of the Ragas.When she was 3 yrs years old she came to Chennai with her mother for the December Music Season (1988). At the Concert of Mandolin U. Shrinivas at the Mylapore Fine Arts, on December 25th, Mahathi, sitting on her mother’s lap kept identifying the Ragas played by the musicians on stage. The Secretary of the Sabha, who was sitting next to her mother arranged for a live demonstration of the child’s talents, soon after the main item of the concert got over. Mahathi, without the slightest hesitation identified all the Ragas and enthralled the audience. This incident appeared in all the leading news papers at that time.

Mahathi underwent her initial musical training from her parents and from Deepa, Gayatri of Trivandrum. When Mahathi’s family moved to Trichur, she was put under the guidance of Sri. Mangad. K. Natesan. Mahathi underwent advanced Musical Training under the tutelage of Padma Bhushan “Sangeetha Kalanidhi” Madurai Shri. T. N. Seshagopalan & Padma Vibhushan Chevalier Dr M Balamurali Krishna.

She is one of the most sought after artistes of this generation who has carved a unique style of her own.

Mahathi has been awarded the Central Govt Scholarship for Carnatic Music in 1994. She has sung for various Malayalam Devotional albums and Movies too. Completing her 10th Standard, her family moved to Cochin, where she did her 11th in Sacred Heart Convent,Cochin.

At this juncture, once during her visit to Chennai, she had the greatest opportunity of meeting Isai Gnani IlIayaraja. The Isai Gnani, recognising her musical talents, made her sing a solo song “Enna Maranthalum” in his music direction in the movie “Kaadhal Jaathi”. Completing her 11th Standard, her family moved to Chennai, foreseeing her career in the Playback Singing field too.

The year 2003, was a turning point in Mahathi’s life. On May 1st 2003, came her smash hit “Aiyyaiyyo Pudichirukku”, a duet song with Sri. Hariharan, Music Directed by Sri. Harris Jeyaraj in Vikram’s Super Hit Movie “Saamy”.

She has more than 700 songs in all South Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannda, Malayalam and Punjabi.

She along with Padma Bhushan Awardee Sangeetha Kalanidhi Smt Sudha Ragunathan conceptualised Sarvam – 47 voices as One Voice, Maithreem Bhajatha sung by carnatic musicians from their homes and stitched as one video, as a prayer to the world during the lockdown because of the Covid 19 pandemic. This was released on social media on 21st May,2020.

She and her parents are running a Music Institution by name Mahathi Academy of Music and Dance at No: 5, Syed Khader Avenue, Venkatesa Nagar Main Road, Virugambakkam, Chennai – 600 092 teaching Vocal, Veena, Flute, Mridangam, Keyboard , Guitar and Bharatanatyam and are associated with Annamalai University and The Trinity College, London.

Her new found initiative is Mahathi Online Global Academy for imparting musical training to students living abroad. Many of her senior students are performers.


Saturday, October 26 2024
7:00 pm EDT
$25 – $35
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