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Satish Krishnamurthy

Carnatic classical vocalist, Ghatam artist, Mridangam artiste, Thavil artist, Kanjira artist

Satish Krishnamurthy
   Biography
Satish has a multifaceted personality. He started learning the art of Playing Mridangam and other percussion instruments like Thavil , Kanjira , Ghatam from Guru.Vidwan T.S.Nandkumar.He has Learnt Classical Carnatic Vocal from Guru. Shrimati Rukmini Shankar And Guru. Kalyani Sharma.Persuining Bachelor in Music and Mridangam from Annamalia university ,Chennai. He has assisted Shivamani by playing south percussion for the movie 'Before the rains' by Santosh Sivan.

He is working as lecturer in Bharata college Doing Talvadya – percussion ensemble shows with students.He also conducts web-classes Gave Music for few channel - V promos.Satish Krishnamurthy is the director of Swaralaya Sangeet Vidyalaya, charkop, Kandivli(w), Mumbai.Swaralaya has Karnatik music,Bharatnatyam and Mridangam classes. Karnatik music tutor is smt.Vijaya Krishnamurthy (mother of Satish Krishnamurthy) and Bharatnatyam is taught by smt Nisha Satish (wife of  Satish Krishnamurthy),    and  Satish Krishnamurthy himseil teaches Mridangam. 

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   Career
Satish has more than 1000 performances to his credit. He is the most sort after Mridangist in the field of bharatnayam and else in Mumbai. He has accompanied the Padamshri Hema Malini and late Padma-Bhushan Kelu chara Mohapatra for a jugalbandi. He has not only performed all over India but also in abroad namely. Middle-East, France, Brazil, Norway, Belgium ,U.k. and other European countries since last 18 years. He Composed Background music for the Play Karna[Hindi] under the banner of  'Prithvi theater'. Apart from Classical music, Satish is also active into Western classical and Fusion music. He is regular at Air Fm - radio. He is a proprietor of Swaralaya. 'Swaralaya' is a 'Studio'. Several classical music Cd’s were released under the banner of Swaralaya.
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Satish Krishnamurthy presents Thavil and Kanjira solo recital

Apart from mastering the art of playing the Mridangam he also learnt to play and excel in other percussion instruments like the Thavil , Kanjira , Ghatam and Moorsing from his renowned Guru. Satish has imbibed in his style, the fine tradition as passed on by his Guru. He enjoys a rich traditional paathanthara by virtue of his training. His distinct style which stands for undiluted classicism, reveals itself in his renditions. Endowed with a rich bass voice, Satish uses it to explore the profound melodies of Carnatic music. He has learnt the Classical Carnatic Vocal music from Guru Shrimati Rukmini Shankar and Guru.Kalyani Sharma.

Satish Krishnamurthy presents Mridangam solo recital

Satish Krishnamurthy, a multi-hued personality started learning the art of Playing Mridangam from Guru Vidwan T S Nandakumar. Coming from a family with a musical background, Satish has always been deeply inclined towards the arts. He was initiated into this art at a very young age by his parents. Sincere approach with diligent learning for years under the keen tutelage and blessings of his reputed Guru groomed him to be an artiste of high calibre. Satish started his career of professional accompaniment by playing Mridangam in ‘Katcheries’ or musical concerts, all over Mumbai and gradually expanded his horizon by accompanying senior and well known artistes across the country

Satish Krishnamurthy presents Ghatam solo recital

Satish has more than 1000 performances to his credit. He is the most sort after Mridangist in the field of bharatnayam and else in Mumbai. He has accompanied the Padamshri Hema Malini and late Padma-Bhushan Kelu chara Mohapatra for a jugalbandi. He has not only performed all over India but also in abroad namely. Middle-East, France, Brazil, Norway, Belgium ,U.k. and other European countries since last 18 years.
   Awards & Achievements

Satish Krishnamurthy, a multi-hued personality  started learning the art of Playing Mridangam from Guru Vidwan T S Nandakumar. Coming from a family with a musical background, Satish has always been deeply inclined towards the arts. He was initiated into this art at a very young age by his parents. Sincere approach with diligent learning for years under the keen tutelage and blessings of his reputed Guru groomed him to be an artiste of high calibre.

Apart from mastering the art of playing the Mridangam he also learnt to play and excel in other percussion instruments like the Thavil , Kanjira , Ghatam and Moorsing from his renowned Guru.

Satish has imbibed in his style, the fine tradition as passed on by his Guru. He enjoys a rich traditional paathanthara by virtue of his training. His distinct style which stands for undiluted classicism, reveals itself in his renditions.

 Endowed with a rich bass voice, Satish uses it to explore the profound melodies of Carnatic music. He has learnt the Classical Carnatic Vocal music from Guru Shrimati Rukmini Shankar and  Guru.Kalyani Sharma.

Currently Satish is pursuing a Bachelors’ Degree in Music and Mridangam from the Annamalai University ,Chennai

Satish is also a graded artiste in mridangam, ghatam and kanjira at the All India Radio, one of India’s strongest upholders of classical music.

 

Works  :

Satish started his career of professional accompaniment by playing Mridangam in ‘Katcheries’ or musical concerts, all over Mumbai and gradually expanded his horizon by accompanying senior and well known artistes across the country

Later, he went on to accompany Bharatanatyam dancers in live concerts and today he is the most sought after percussionist in this field. His forte being a high perfection in Kalapramanam, Jathi, Korvai renditions, understanding and following the intricate footwork of the dancers to the minutest detail. He has accompanied Padamshri Hema Malini in her live concerts and the Late Padma-Bhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra for a jugalbandi. .

Satish has had the privilege of accompanying highly accclaimed artistes like Shri O.S Thyagarajan, Shri Sharakaran Namboodri, Padma Bhushan Dr. L Subramaniam, Padma Bhushan Sri T. N. Krishnan, Padma Bhushan Dr N Rajam, Padmashri Dr N Ramani and several others.

He had the privilege of accompanying well known artistes at the Pashaan Festival Pune, 2012.

Satish has broadened his creative skills by experimenting on the fusion playing of the percussion instruments by forming a Percussion Ensemble. He has formed his own group of professional instrumental and percussion Artistes and leads them in Talavadya Katcheris. Today his percussion ensemble has not only given several performances but also won great applauds and acclaim for its uniqueness.

More than 1000 live performances to his credit, Satish is also busy as a recording artist.

Satish has been performing widely within and outside the country for several years and has toured extensively in the Middle-East, France, Brazil, U.S.A, Norway, Belgium ,United Kingdom and other European countries.

Apart from his concerts his skill in presenting lecture – demonstrations has been well appreciated.

His regular performances is many prestigious festivals like the ‘Celebrate Bandra Festival, Kalaghoda Festival, Surya festival, Khajuraho Festival, Haridas Sammelan and Mysore Dassera Festival to name a few, have earned him rave reviews by critics and connoisseurs alike. Sabhas like the Powai Fine Arts, Bhakti Kala Kshetra, Ayyappa Seva Sangam, The Whistling Woods etc have often invited Satish to perform his Talavadyam. He had the rare opportunity of holding a seminar and interactive session to introduce Carnatic percussion to the college students of Dr. Ambedkar College.

Performed the Talavadya at the prestigious Parikrama Festival Pune, on the inaugural day.

Satish  has also had the opportunity to assist the famous Drummer Shri.Shivamani by playing south percussion for the movie “Before the rains” directed by Shri. Santosh Sivan. He has also diversified his creativity by composing music for a few Channel V promos. He has also composed background score for several programmes one of them being the Hindi play ‘KARNA’, under the banner of Prithvi Theatre.

Actively connected with the musical activities of the Prithvi Theatre and the National Centre for Performing Arts – NCPA, his versatility is laudable with his ease at handling Western and Fusion music too.

Satish regularly accompanies many senior musicians on the mridangam at the All India Radio.

 

Rewards and Recognition :

Satish has been honoured with several awards and recognition. To name a few

Title – ‘Taal Mani’ awarded by Sur Singar Samsad,Mumbai.

Title – ‘Mridanga Vidwan’ awarded by the press and media ‘Aap ki Awaz’ channel.

Vellore Rambhadran Award for Best Mridangam Artist.

Priyadarshani award

Certificate of Merit from Shri Shanmukhananda,sabha of Fine arts.

Certificate of Merit from Gana Kala Vidhya Nilayam

‘Mridanga Vidwan’ by the Press and Media awrds.

Kalaratna by Noopur Academy Pune.

Teachings

Satish is associated with the Bharata College of Fine Art and Culture, Mumbai as a visiting Lecturer.

He conducts regular workshops on Taalam and also imparts training to several young aspirants in the field of Mridangam. The Prithvi Theatre organises summer workshops on percussion conducted by Satish.

Quite a few outstation and foreign students also avail of his teaching through web-classes. Every year in the month of July, Satish is invited by organisations in France and Vienna to conduct workshops from basic to advanced level.

His registered institute Swaralaya Sangeet Vidyalaya, initiates, promotes and propagates budding talents in the Art to professional standards of excellence thus passing down the cultural and traditional richness of the  Art.

Swaralaya has a Sound Recording Studio and has released several classical music Cd’s under its banner.

‘Ayyapa ke sharan mein’ featuring Shri Shivamani, Om namo narayana, Nasha to mention a few.

As an artiste, Satish derives joy as a accompanying for both music and dance. His intense involvement in both these streams gives him an added advantage and helps him present his art with more feeling, awareness and aesthetic appeal. 

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