Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wishing every one a Happy Yugadhi, Onam and Tamizh New Year!

Wishing every one A Very Tamizh, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam New Year.

It has once again been a good year and coming to the first quarter of 2016 we have continued good presentation performed in the months of February with private performances and to 2 major Public Concerts - first on the 25th for Tamil Nadu Music and FIne Arts University for their Founder's Day Celebrations at their OAT with 6 wonderful Medleys and the second on the 29th February, a special concert for the special extra day being a Leap Year with Embar S Kannan in CROSSROADS.

This was followed by back to back 3 wonderful presentations as appreciated by the audience on the 6th March at Thripanithura Sivan Temple for their Sivarathri Music Festival, on the 7th March with Layapriyan Sri. Papanasam Kumar and Team in BVB on the Sivarathri day for the Agandam and on the 8th at the happening place Srikalahasthi especially 8th being a Solar Eclipse day. All these were indeed a divine blessings what with a Great unbelievable Dharshan of Lord Balaji in the morning.

Getting in to the New Tamizh New Year we look forward to the 2 important concert in on the 19th March for Sathguru Sath Sangam, Villiwakkam and on the 23rd March for Rasigapriya, OMR apart from some private concerts.

With all your blessings and wishes we move forward with great memories to get more and more of them in the days to come.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

January 2016 - A Month of Recognition to the Instrument and Artiste.

It has been a grand opening this year as it was last year too! Yes with the first of this year for Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha on the 02nd January, it has been going great with lots of quality concert presentation. The team with Karaikal Venkatasubramanian on violin, London Balachanda on Mrudhangam and Sunil Kumar on Kanjeera enhanced the concert so well. Improvement, for the good, is clearly seen in all dimensions and the turn up of people for our Keyboard presentation are also very encouraging. 

The testing factor was the concert on the 14th January for Bhratiya Vidya Bhavan which was request on the evening of 13th around 530pm and decided to present a Thematic Navagraha Krithis concert. Requested BVB to give this information in Their Hindu advertisement the following day. To our surprise the mini all in the second floor was full and the concert also came up so well teaming uo with Madurai Venkatasubramanian on Mrudhangam, Sunil Kumar on Kanjeera and Hariharasubramanian on the Ghatam. 

Concerts in Team Rajesh Vaidhya are adding new dimensions to the approach to music and its reflected in the good way during solo presentations as well. The reach and the visibility factors are also improving and it as well helps probogate the concept of performing Carnatic on keyboard to a wider audience. 

A recognition to the Guest Judge for a reality singing competition in ETv for the legendary Sri. SPB - SP Balasubramaniam sir which was telecast on the 11th and 18th January improved reach and people all over the world are in touch. The humbleness of SPB sir was evident in both the telecast days with hism showering the greatest compliments. Look for the great moments in teh video links.

The greatest recognition for the instrument and the efforts being taken as an artiste came up with the opportunity to present a Lecture-Demonstration in the National Conference held in Chennai  by The Tamil Nadu Music And Fine Arts University, Chennai and South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur. The title for teh presention was given as "Keybaord - The Trendsetter in Indian Classical Music". 

This was one of our long felt dreams to show case the potential of the instrument perse to a wider audience and this was indeed a golden opportunity. The presentation was enhanced by Adyar D. Balasubramani on Nadaswaram and Kumbakonam Swaminathan on Mrudhangam with Thirunavukarasu and Das Kennedy from Karthick Audio on the Sound. It was a grand success with The Vice Chancellor Tmt. Veenai Gayathri accepted to open a new Department for Keyboard in the University if we could directly involve in taking it on! What a Recognition for the instrument and the Artiste!

Enjoy the 9 part video playlist with the first effort to demonstrate the various aspects of keyboard and its usage in bringing our Indian Classical Music on same. 

The concert for Maha Periyava Padhugai Temple was purely divine and in fact artists and the audience, as said by one all were taken into Transe for many a moments during this concert. Thanks to the organiser who has give a lively Periyava vigragam and to a well wisher who has give another vigraham of Periyava and both Periyava's entry into our house, we are sure will make us prosperous for ever.

Immediately after this lecdom being honoured as a chief guest and children throbbing to take pictures added the value of recognition and reached heights with DD asking to give an intro for the 169th Sath Guru Thyagarajar's Aaradhana. 

While the concert with Rajesh Vaidhya at Chowdaiah Hall was Excellent in many ways including the first time jamming opportunity with Mysore Manjunath ji, the concert at Gayana Samaj was of different experience with first time jamming with Team Mahathi.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year 2016

It has indeed been a Year almost we have been in touch, rather to have updated this blog due to various reasons and most important being the influence of WHATSAPP and FACEBOOK. Yes as we have been in touch with people al over the world with these two and also with Twitter, the habit of posting information or connecting through this Blog has taken a back seat.

It is assured that this blog will surely be updated on a regular Basis from now on.

After the Upgradition of "A Grade" happened, it was another Mile stone Crossed and it was indeed a good Year with lots of good concert presentation and to identify few bests of last year It should be mentioned as follows:

Concert with Sri. Rajesh Vaidhya for Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha in Jan, 2015, having Sri. Umayalpuram Sivaraman in the audience and appreciating the efforts of Sathya on the instrument in particular and series of concerts with this Team in this year including the ones in Dubai and Colombo.

Concert in Chennai  with Sri. Ravi Chary, Ms. Aditi,  Odisi Dance exponent and Sri. Faizen, Music Director on February 14, 2015.

Concert on the same day first the Music compilations followed by concert stage with Smt. ArunaSairam, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt with Manganiyars and with Manganiyars on the June 20, 2015 - World Music Day CelebrationsEve concert.

Concert with Sri. Sivamani  and Smt. Runa Rizvi Sivamani at Bappu Ashram, Mahua followed by the concerts in Beijing and Golden Temple, Vellore.

Jugalbandhi Concert with Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on the 29th October, 2015 along with Pandit Ramkrisna Varma and Sri. Kumbakonam Swaminathan on Mrudhangam for BITS Pilani.

The concert on the 16th December, 2015 for Brahma Gana Sabha with Sri. Embar S. Kannan, Sri. Mannargudi Vasudevan on Special Thavil and Sri. Shreesundarkumar on Mrudhangam and

The Presentation with Sri. Embar S. Kannan on the New Year Eve.

Looking forward to many great concerts in the coming years. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

THE Recognition of a "A" Grade from All India Radio for Keyboard!

We are humbled to have received this letter of Recognition from A.I.R. and we are happy to share this with you all The Well wishers! Without the Grace of The Almighty, wishes and blessings from his Gurus and The Well Wishers we would not have travelled this far and we sincerely hope to be bestowed with these for ever to keep marching towards the Right Direction in the journey ahead!


                                                

A great journey starting from 2004 with a letter to the I & B ministry and today the journey is here with a recognition of a "A" Grade in All India Radio, The Premium forum in our Country. Sincere thanks to Sri. Jagadhrakshagan the then I & B Minister in 2010 and Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna's efforts to have initiated to start the process of Audition for the western instrument and all who have been an integral part with us in this journey! 

The responsibility has increased and we are happy that Sri. Ravishankar Iyer and Sri. Arjun Sambasivam have also been upgraded from 'B' to 'B high' grade effective 20th January, 2015. We hope many will follow and this is indeed our dream!  

Thursday, December 11, 2014

RECOGNITION FOR MUSIC IN THE FORM OF A GIFTED PIANO TO SATHYA!


Yes its Ten years since 2004 November when Sathya was gifted with a KORG PRO keyboard by Dr. Ravi Dattatreya, USA which transformed him to achieve what ever he has in this 10 years and the biggest of all is The Gift of "Goddess of Music" - PIANO by Mr. Sumanth, M/s Sumanth and Co in collaboration with Musee Musicals, Chennai

We Pray The Almighty for him to become a complete musician and also be a Humble Human with a mind set to help the needy in the years to come!

Friday, September 19, 2014

A Musician cannot be replaced is No More - Our Numble Pranams to Sri. Mandolin U Shrinivas

We owe out life to you sir! If Keyboard has been recognised it is because of your presence in the first album Launch of Sathya and because you took him under your fold as sishya and moulded him! 

You are the inspirer for us and many like us to have a liking towards Indian Classical Music! We have been taken away with 30 - 40 years of great Creative Music from you with your departure today!

Honestly we would have never thought of sharing / posting this message in our life time! 

Pranams to you, your human values, Musical values and hope we are blessed & will inherit all these good values from you!

Monday, June 30, 2014

A Concert in a Divine Atmosphere June 20, 2014

It was indeed a great Divine atmosphere, which is indeed an Artist's delight, prevalent at this Sri. Maha Periyava Padhugai Temple located in PS Sivaswamy Salai, Mylapore which attracts performing artists of all caliber and all the performances becomes highly satisfying ones to both the audience and the Artists.

It was another opportunity came in way for Sathya and the team with Sri. Karaikal Venkatasubramanian on violin and Sri. Kumbakonam Swaminathan on Mrudhangam gave a wonderful concert. The link for the live concert recording is given here and would appreciate if you can listen to them and send your valuable feedback.