The India Music and Dance Society


Smt. Bombay Jayashri 


Saturday, November 10 2001


 Sruti Presents a Carnatic Vocal Concert By

Smt. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath

Accompanied by

Sri. R. K. Sriramkumar(Violin)
Sri. K. Arun Prakash (Mridangam)


Time & Date
Saturday November 10, 2001

6 PM

Venue (Directions)

Julia Ball Auditorium

Gwynedd-Mercy College
1325, Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd, PA


Artist Profiles

Smt Bombay Jayashri Ramnath: Born to Shri N N Subramaniam and Smt. Seetha, both steeped in pedigree of Carnatic Music, Jayashri was groomed in her initial years in Carnatic Music by her parents. While she would naturally wake up every morning to the strains of her father's practice sessions, growing up in the hustle and bustle of Bombay exposed her to various forms of music. As a child, she also learnt Bharatanatyam, and was actively involved in Theatre and Arts in school and college. She received the Best Entertainer Award for three consecutive years in her college. Jayashri graduated in Commerce, but with her intuitive feel and flare for the Art form, she seemed ordained to be a performing musician. Her regimented initiation into music was under her father's guidance at the age of four. Her first krithi was Dikshithar's Santhana Gopalakrishnam in Khamas. Under the tutelage of Smt.TR Balamani , Jayashri took to the path of pursuing her music seriously and added substantively to her repertoire . She was quickly into concert performances in her teens and in 1989, she had the rare privelege of enrolling herself as a disciple of the legend Lalgudi Shri G Jayaraman. Harnessing a facile and mellifluous voice with great restraint and dignity she presents her music with a rare charisma which invariably draws a large listening audience to her concerts. Today, Jayashri occupies an important place in Carnatic Music's hierarchy and makes bold to becoming, along with an exclusive band of colleagues in the profession, a name to be reckoned with, and remembered well into the next millenium. She is also a student of Veena, under Shri G N Dhandapani Iyer. [source: CarnaticMusic.com]

Sri Shriramkumar (Violin) is the grandson of the veteran violinist Sangita Kalaratna Sri. R.K. Venkatarama Sastri. Shrikumar had his initial training from Smt. Savitri Satyamurthy and advanced training from his grandfather and Prof. V.V. Subrahmanyam. He also had training in vocal music from Sangita Kalanidhi Sri. D. K. Jayaraman. Shriram began his concert career in 1982 and has since been performing regularly. He is a much sought after accompanist and has accompanied almost all the leading lights of carnatic music. His career highlights include providing accompaniment for doyens like Semmangudi Sreenivasa Iyer, M.S. Subbulakshmi, K.V. Narayanaswamy, T. Brinda, Dr. N. Ramani, Dr Balamurali Krishna along with the entire list of the current generation stars. He is one of the founders of YAM (Youth Association for Classical Music) a premier organization for the promotion of Carnatic Music. Shriram Kumar is a Math graduate from the university of Madras.

K. Arun Prakash (Mridangam) is a dynamic young mridangist who hails from a musical family. He is the son of Sri. L. Krishnan, music composer. Having started training in mridangam from the age of nine under the late kalaimamani Sr. Ramanathapuram N.N. Kandaswamy, arun prakash started playing concerts from the age of eleven A left hander, Arun has performed in all the leading music sabhas including the prestigious Music Academy and Narada Gana Sabha in Chennai. Over the years he has accompanied leading artists like Sri. Calcutta K.S. Krishnamurthy, Smt. D.K.Pattammal, Sri. K.V. Narayanaswamy, Sri. U. Srinivas and many more. Arun has won several prizes and prestigious awards. He has also participated in Jugalbandhis and special musical encounter programs with western and Hindustani musicians. A Chemistry graduate, Arun has accompanied artists like Sri. Balamurali Krishna , late Sri. Maharajapuram Santhanam, Unni Krishan, Sanjay Subrahmanyam. Arun is an “A” grade artist of the All India Radio and TV and an active member of Youth Association for Classical Music (YAM).

For Concert Information, Check this page and  the  Usenet group rec.music.indian.classical

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