Sangeetha Sivakumar – Vocal | HN Bhaskar – Violin | Poongulam Subramaniam – Mridangam
Sangeetha Sivakumar is among the most respected musicians in the field of Carnatic music, performing for over thirty years. While residing in Kochi, she started learning music at the age of 9, from Sri K.P. Vasu of Calicut. In 1987, she moved from Kochi to Chennai and became the disciple of the senior musician, Smt Charumathi Ramachandran.
Sangeetha has a mellifluous, resonant voice and her command over the technical aspects of carnatic music is highly appreciated by musicians, critics and rasikas alike. She is an upholder of the G. N. Balasubramaniam bani. Her music is known for its crispness, clarity of thought and presentation. She has the great capacity of being extremely creative within the bounds of tradition and classicism. She has been regularly performing in various Sabhas in Chennai and all over India, and in the prestigious Margazhi music festival conducted in Chennai every year.
Vidwan Mysore HN Bhaskar is the son and disciple of Vidwan Sri HK Narasimha Murthy and Vidushi Smt HN Rajalakshmi of Mysore. He is a grade A violinist of All India Radio and Doordarshan. Widely noted for his emotive and adroit playing, he is one of the most sought after violinists of this era. Bhaskar has been under the able guidance of the great Violin Maestro Sangeetha Kalanidhi Padmasri Parur MS Gopalakrishan for the past 10 years. He is accompanying all the top-notch artistes of the day and has been extensively recommended by all. He is also a reputed and a graded composer of All India Radio. He travels all over the globe for accompaniment and solo performances.
Bhaskar is also well-versed in music direction and has directed and performed in numerous fusion shows across the globe with internationally reputed artistes.
Born in 1966, Poongulam Subramanian is the illustrious Son and disciple of Maha Vidwan Poongulam Sri. R. Sabesa Iyer. He inherited the legacy of rhythm from a tender age and started performing from a young age, accompanying leading artistes, in and around his hometown of Kumbakonam.
In Chennai, he had advanced training from the reputed Mridangam Vidwan Srimushnam Sri. V.Raja Rao and has been performing actively in Chennai Music circuit from 1990 onwards. Poongulam Subramanian is one of the sought after artiste both by legendary seniors and young stars. An “ A” graded artiste of AIR, CHENNAI – Poongulam has traveled widely all around the globe.