Featured Artists

Dr.R. Ganesh

In July 2002, for the International Conference of Siva Bhakthas held at Seerani Arangam, Chennai he gave a novel programme titled “SIVA HAARAM” wherein he rendered “OM NAMASIVAYA” in 108 ragas. He has number of audio cassettes to his credit. He has visited South Africa, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore & Dubai and has presented concerts.

Family Background

Dr.R.Ganesh born in the year 1968 and belongs to the lineage of Great Composers – Sri Kavikunjara Bharathi and Shri Koteeswara Iyer.

Musical Training

Ganesh started his training in vocal carnatic music at the age of 10 from Shri.P.Mahalinga Iyer at Thanjavur and later, from Vidwan. Thirukkarugavoor Shri.G.Srinivasaraghavan. 

He had advanced training through the traditional “Gurukulavasa” system from the Great Maestro Padmashri Sangita Kalanidhi Maharajapuram Shri.Santhanam for six years. Presently, he is continuing his training under Vidwan Shri.O.S.Thiagarajan. He also learnt Veena from Vainika Vidwamsini Smt.Ranganayaki Rajagopalan of the Great Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer School for few years. Ganesh accompanied his Guru Shri.Maharajapuram Santhanam as Vocal Support in almost all his concerts in India from August 1987 till June 1992.

Awards & Titles

He is a recipient of numerous awards and titles “The Maharajapuram Memorial Prize” in 1993, “G.R.Chari Memorial Prize”, “Sangitha Chinthamani”, “Yuva Kala Bharathi”, “Shri Nataraja Iyer Memorial Award”, Young Male Vocalist” by The Music Academy, “The Best Vocalist Award in Sub-Senior Category” by The Indian Fine Arts Society “Gnana Sangeetha Mani” title by Guhashri Swamigal Satsangam, “Isai Arasar” and the Youth Excellence award for Vocalist by Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Trust.

Dr Subhashini Parthasarathy

Trained and tutored by eminent scholars like Sangita Kalanidhi Sri T.M. Thiagarajan, the great Padam exponent Smt. T. Mukta and Sri. P.N. Raghava Rao and nurtured by her mother Dr. Nirmala Sundararajan, Dr. Subhashini Parthasarathy exhibits amazing erudition in Karnatic music. Her singing has received wide appreciation and acclaim from connoisseurs, critics and lay men.
A recipient of an M.A. in Indian music from the University of Madras (1986) and a PhD for her doctoral thesis on Padams and Javalis, Subhashini has travelled widely in India and abroad giving concerts, lecture-demonstrations and conducting workshops. She also presently trains a number of advanced-level students both in India and abroad.
Needless to say, all her concerts echo traditional and mature musical values, winning for her, in the process, several awards and accolades worldwide.


  • Yuva Kala Bharati award from Bharath Kalachar, Chennai – 2000.
  • Recipient of Scholarship and Fellowship from the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India, 1984-1987, 1989—1991 and 2000-2002
  • Adjudged Best Vocalist in the Afternoon concert – The Indian Fine Arts Society, Chennai – 1991.
  • Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. S. Pinakapani Award for the Best Raga Alapana – The Music Academy, Chennai – 1994.
  • “A” grade artiste of the All India Radio and Doordarshan
  • Vidushi T. Muktha Centenary Award by Trinity Arts Festival of India, 2014.
  • Recipient of a production grant from the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India. (2015)

Sikkil Gurucharan

Sikkil Gurucharan’s first concert was held at the Music Academy, under the aegis of the Gnanaskandan Trust in the year 1994. From the time he decided to devote himself to Carnatic music as a full-time professional, there has been no looking back. In a span of close to 13 years, Gurucharan has performed extensively in India and abroad, spanning prestigious venues such as the Music Academy (Chennai), Sri Shanmukhananda Sabha (Mumbai), Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (Singapore), Riverside Theatres (Sydney), Korean Arts Management Centre (Seoul), the Sangeet Natak Akademi (New Delhi), Chowdiah Memorial Hall (Bangalore) and also at popular festivals like the Tyagaraja Aradhana (Tiruvaiyaru), Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival (USA), Rabindra Utsav (Kolkata), to name a few.

Apart from performing the traditional Carnatic music concerts conforming to the Paddathi style, Sikkil Gurucharan and pianist Anil Srinivasan, have brought together the classical piano and Carnatic vocal music to create a format which has been termed as “devastatingly beautiful” by the legendary guitarist, John McLaughlin. Their music which has gathered followers in India, Singapore, Australia, USA and Europe in a short span of time, presents and preserves classical music in a way that reaches out to the younger listeners of music but at the same time, satisfies the puritans who look out for the aesthetic value. They have several albums to their credit. The duo has performed with renowned artists like the Dhananjayans, Anita Ratnam, Anandavalli, Ramli Ibrahim and Muraad Ali among others.