Date: 12 – 13 December 2020
Time: 9am – 6pm
Sub Junior (SJ) – 6 to 9 yrs
Junior (J) – 10 to 13 yrs
Sub Senior (SS) – 14 to 17 yrs
Senior (S) – 18 yrs and above
*Age is determined by the year of birth
For 1 category:
Participating Fee for Malaysia / India – RM 40
Participating Fee for other than Malaysia / India – USD 20
For 2 categories or more:
Participating Fee for Malaysia / India – RM70
Participating Fee for other than Malaysia / India – USD30
Thank you for your participation.
One of the most sought after musician, scholar, and composer, arts promoter, entrepreneur, voice expert, teacher, author and daily columnist. Most of all, a very enterprising, energetic and innovative thinker with over 40 years of performing experience and 30 years of experience in teaching music globally to over 1000 students. Dedicated and accomplished honorary doctorate with a solid academic background in Carnatic music. Had the privilege of learning from stalwarts Sangeetha Kalanidhi T.Brinda, T.Viswanathan and Calcutta K S Krishnamurthy.
Being successful as a concert musician and a very well-known artist of the present generation, had over 20 years of successful experience in management, administration, co-ordination, public relations, concept-designing and marketing.
Child Prodigy and Performer
Hailing from a family of accomplished musicians, Grandfather Gottuvadyam Narayana Iyengar was a legend in his times, and father 'Chitravina' Narasimhan, a musician with a vision and mission and brother ‘Chitravina' Ravikiran’, an internationally acclaimed genius. Stormed the music world as a child prodigy at the age of 2, identifying melodic scales(ragas), demonstrate complicated rhythms (talas) and answer other technical questions in Carnatic music.
With the first vocal concert at the age of 9, is an established vocalist with a vast experience of over 5000 concerts including lecture-demonstrations, jugalbandi and fusion concerts in prominent organizations in India, USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia and Europe.
Adept in playing the percussion instrument - Mridangam, having trained under the late Palghat Sundaram.
Having made an international mark as a vocalist and scholar, currently performing vocal duet concerts along with cousin 'Chitravina' Ganesh Parthsarathy and popularly known as the “Carnatica Brothers”.
Work in promoting Hindu tradition and music
Has done significant work in promoting and preserving Hindu musical forms, by performing Katha-Kutcheris with U.Ve. Dushyant Sridhar and Sankeertana Kutcheris with Shenkottai Hari Bhagavathar in India and across US. As an organiser, has conceptualised and organised hugely successful events such as Bhakti Sangeet Utsav and Global Heritage Festival featuring devotional music performances, Harikatha, Namasankeertanam, Sankeertana Kutcheri, Katha Kutcheri, Sant Prahavam and more. Is actively looking to propagate these art forms further by organising performances in temples across TamilNadu so that they reach more people.
Composed a period music to recreate the melodic modes of 2nd century music for “Silapathikaram”, an age old Tamil epic for a dance ballet. This was a big hit.
Composed varnam’s & tillana’s and tuned over 100 compositions of modern composers - Kalyani Krishnaswamy and Dr.Brazil Subramaniam. Has also tuned several “Sai Keerthana’s”, “Tiruppugazh” and 14th and 15 century works of Purandaradasa and Annamayya. In all, tuned over 350 songs and scored background music for several thematic albums. Has been featured in over 25 music albums as solo and as “Carnatica Brothers”, including fusion and some collaborations with musician Dr.Sowmya.
Trendsetter - Techno Musical Achievements
Carnatica Archival Center for Music
Entrepreneur and Event Management
Teaching practical music for over 30 years. Expertise in giving over 500 lecture-demonstration’s in several universities across the globe. Visiting faculty, workshops on voice culture and music therapy along with concerts in many venues in the USA
Voice Consultant and Music Therapy
Mathematics and Science in music
Travelled and performed extensively in over 30 states in the USA, 5 states in Canada, extensive traveling in the UK, Europe (France, Germany, Austria, Spain and Luxemburg), entire Australia – Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and New Castle, New Zealand – Auckland and Hamilton, Singapore, Malaysia, Middle East - Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha and covered the length and breadth of India and Sri Lanka
Performed with Celebrities
Performed concerts along with many celebrity musicians from India and in the USA -Dr.Balamuralikrishna, Aruna Sairam, Sudha Raghunathan, Chitravina N Ravikiran and Prof. T. Viswa. Collaborated and performed with Prof.Leo Coach, Prof.Mark Stone – Oakland Univ, Maya Azucena, and George Brooks. Had the rare privilege of being accompanied by senior musicians including Sangita Kalanidhi Umayalapuram Sivaraman, Palghat R. Raghu, Sangita Kalanidhi T.K.Murthy, Sangita Kalanidhi Vellore Ramabhadran, Guruvayur Dorai, Mannargudi Easwaran, Thiruvarur Bakthavathsalam, K.V.Prasad, Trichur Narendran and Kamalakar Rao on the mridangam and M.S.Anantharaman, Nagai Muralidharan, B.C. Manjunath, M.A.Sundareswaran and V.V.Ravi on the violin
Was the only Carnatic musician to perform along with Pt.Hariprasad Chaurasia and Pt.Vishwanath Sharma in IIT Delhi Virasat. This was an all-night program organized by the SPICMACAY
Interviews and TV Shows
Authored popular books including Carnatic Fun Tasktic, Sangita Lipi and is a regular music columnist in leading newspapers like The Hindu, The Times of India, The Deccan Chronicle and The New Indian Express