Accompanists: Embar Kannan – Violin | Poongulam Subramanian – Mridangam
Vidushi S. Sowmya
Vidushi S. Sowmya is one of the world’s leading exponents of the Carnatic (South Indian classical) tradition of vocal music. She is reputed for her deeply classical style and for her large repertoire spanning a wide spectrum of composers, including some of the rarest works of the Carnatic Trinity. She is also a passionate promoter and practitioner of Tamizh Isai – the ancient classical and folk music traditions of Tamil Nadu. Dr. Sowmya is also a fine exponent of the Saraswati Vina, one of the world’s oldest musical instruments. She is also known for her path-breaking research work in enhancing the tonal stability of the mridangam, the pre-eminent percussion instrument in South Indian music.
Kannan hails from a family of musicians. Although he holds a post graduate degree in commerce, from the Madras University, music has been his raison’d’etre. Living up to his father, Sangeetha Bhooshanam, Sri Embar Sadagopan’s dream to see his son as a concert artist, Kannan took to the violin at the tender age of 6. He had his initial training in Carnatic music under Sri Subbanna Bhagavatar and Vittal Ramamurthy and in western classical music under music director, Diwakar master. He then continued his formal training in the violin under
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.