Performances & Activities

Major Performance Venues

  • The Music Academy Madras, Annual Conference & Concerts – Since 1986
  • Chennai December Season – All major venues including Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Narada Gana Sabha, Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha, The Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Indian Fine Arts Society, Margazhi Maha Utsavam, Chennaiyil Tiruvayyar – Since 1984
  • Theatre’ de la Ville, Paris, France
  • Radio Sangeet Sammelan,┬áNational Programme & South Zone Hook-up, All India Radio
  • National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai
  • Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival
  • Various performance venues worldwide including USA, UK, Canada, Singapore, Europe, Australia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia & Japan


  • Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr J Jayalalithaa Music & Fine Arts University
  • Visiting Professor at the Advanced School of Carnatic Music, The Music Academy, Madras
  • Visiting Faculty at the Dept. of Indian Music, Univ. of Madras


  • Member of the Experts Committee, The Music Academy, Madras
  • Academic Council Member, Tamil Nadu Dr J Jayalalithaa Music & Fine Arts University (2018 – 2022)
  • Member of the Governing Board, Kalakshetra Foundation (2015 – 2017)

Music Promotion & Charity

  • Founder Trustee, Sukrtam Foundation
  • Chief Mentor at The ARTery
  • ‘A-Top’ Artiste, All India Radio and Doordarshan
  • Judge & Talent Spotter for various television & radio shows on prominent channels including Doordarshan, Star Vijay, Asianet, Kairali, Raj TV, Times Thyagaraja Fest
  • Co-author of Nadanubhava, the world’s first encyclopedic CD-ROM on Carnatic Music
  • Co-creator of “Nadopasana – My Own Carnatic Tutor”, the world’s first self-help Carnatic music guru based on Video CD & Karaoke format
  • First Carnatic musician to make a Video CD album (Live concert of Mahakavi Bharatiyar songs)
  • Lecture-demonstrations and workshops for SPIC-MACAY, The ARTery, YACM, IIT-M and various universities worldwide
  • World Tamil Conference, Tanjore, 1995
  • Conference Chair, Millennium Conference of the Indian Fine Arts Society, Singapore (Paper: “Triumph of Technology in Traditional Arts”)
  • Artiste of Choice – Tamil Isai Nataka Mandram, Chennai, for concerts at selected centres in Tamil Nadu, 1988
  • Associated since childhood, with Ramalingar Pani Mandram, Chennai to propagate Ramalingar’s “Arutpa”
  • Gandhi Smriti Concert on Martyr’s Day, Dept. of Culture, New Delhi


  • Jugalbandis with Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarthy, Vidushi Ashwini Bhide Deshpande
  • Concept & Lead in thematic performances such as Rama Natakam, Thyagaraja Ramayanam, Nandanar Charitram featuring young artistes

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