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Gayathri Venkatraghavan on the experience of performing in Latvia

I was seeing them after almost a fortnight. I would usually meet them during my early morning walk. So I stopped to enquire why they were not to be seen. “I was away at Latvia for a music festival,” said Carnatic vocalist GayathriVenkatraghavan as I looked quizzically at her husband…read[…]

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The road well taken

Chennai-based vocalist Gayathri Venkataraghavan on a career that came about by chance but is maintained by effort Like many children, Gayathri Venkataraghavan too took to music at a young age, rather by force of her parents. Her parents were very serious in imparting Carnatic music to the child and even[…]

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Charm of rare kritis

Lalitha Kala Vedika had organised a concert on Annamacharya kritis. Gayathri Venkataraghavan’s concert for Lalitha Kala Vedika was based on the compositions of 15th century composer Annamacharya, an ardent devotee of the Lord of Seven Hills. His compositions, made popular by musicians, have pallavi with several charanams without anupallavi. …read[…]

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High energy, steady tempo all along

High energy marked the eighth day’s concert at the annual music festival of Sri Sathguru Sangeetha Samajam here on Monday, as Gayathri Venkatraghavan launched into ‘Sadhinchane,’ the gana raga Pancharatna Kriti by Thyagaraja, in Arabhi. She picked another gana raga, Goulai, and dedicated it to the Vinayakar in Muthuswami Dikshitar’s[…]

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Rich with feeling

Where all others strive to make a mark, Gayatri Venkataraghavan comes out in flying colours, and the arena of her expertise is manodharma, swarakalpana to be precise. Throughout the concert as part of the Indiranagar Sangeet Sabha music festival, it was evident that kalpana swara was her forte, not just[…]

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Display of virtuosity

A nonagenarian sang and the audience was left awestruck. That was the power of R.K. Srikantan’s voice and his strong hold on sruti. His ability to remember kritis and the confidence with which he poured out the swaras moved most rasikas at Bharat Sangeet Utsav, held in Coimbatore. Srikantan’s son[…]

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Artistic excellence

MUSIC Gayatri Venkataraghavan’s imagination was exceptional and young artistes proved their commitment to their art at the Sangeetha Parishat’s festival in Mangalore. Gargi N. Shabaraya sang under the patronage of Sangeetha Parishat, Mangalore, accompanied by Sanal Kumar (violin) and Balachandra Bhagavat (mridanga)…read more in the press

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Classical extravaganza

The Visakha Music Academy’s 43rd six-day annual festival of music and dance treated Vizag to a rich fare at Kalabharati. With seasoned artistes dishing out varied delights of classical music and dance, it was truly an extravaganza in classicism. …read more in the press

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Gratifying experience for the rasikas

There is humility about Gayathri Venkataraghavan that takes the focus away from the singer and draws one towards the music. She was one of the artists featured in Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2012, organised in Coimbatore by Carnatica. The rich timbre of her voice and the sincerity with which she sang[…]

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