Bharat Sundar (Carnatic Vocal)
Rajeev Mukundan (Violin)
Tanjavoor Murugaboopathi (Mridangam)

Sunday October 07 2018, 5:00 PM

Recital Hall
St. Catherine University, St. Paul


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About the Artists

Bharat Sundar

Bharat Sundar is one of the most sought after young carnatic vocalist. He is a Graduate – CA (Inter), and a Gold Medalist in MA music from Madras University. He had the good fortune of learning music from Padmabhushan Sri. PS Narayanaswamy , Smt. Leelavathy Gopalakrishnan and Sri. G Srikanth. He started learning from the age of 6 under Smt. Gayathri Mahesh. He was also trained by Trichy Sri. J Venkataraman and Srimushnam Sri Raja Rao in pallavi singing. He has performed with eminent artistes all over the world.

Some of his awards and titles include Yuva Kala Bharathi, Isai Chudar, Shanmukha Sangita Shiromani, Balakala Ratna. He is an A-Graded artiste of All India Radio.

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Rajeev Mukundan

Rajeev was initiated into this art form at the tender age of four. He’s currently under the tutelage of the legendary Kalaimamani A.Kanyakumari  for almost a decade. He was awarded scholarship from the Government of India from 2001 to 2009. One of the youngest ‘A’ graded artiste of All India Radio (AIR). He is a receipient of several prestigious awards like  ‘Spirit of Youth Award’ given by ‘The Music Academy, Madras’ in the year 2008, “The Best Violinist Award” from ‘The Music Academy, Madras,’ in December 2011, etc.

Rajeev has given many violin duet concerts with his Guru A.Kanyakumari, and also has toured and accompanied leading artistes like Sangeetha Kalanidhi T.V.Sankaranarayanan , Dr. N.Ramani, Malladi Brothers, Vijay Siva, T.M.Krishna, Oscar nominee Bombay Jayasri, Dr Nithyashri Mahadevan & Ranjani Gayathri.

Rajeev is also a programmer, with Masters in Entertainment Technology at the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), Carnegie Mellon University.

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Tanjavoor Murugaboopathi

Thanjavur Murugaboopathi belongs to a family of artists and musicians. 

He  had  his  initial  training  under  Sri  T.R.Srinivasan,  a  Mridangam  Vidwan  and Lecturer in the Tamilnadu Government Music College.  After receiving the 'Vadhya Visharada' with distinction from the Music College, he came under the guidance of Late Sri Tanjore Upendran.  He learnt from the late maestro in the age old tradition of Gurukulavasam. 

Sri Murugaboopathi has won numerous awards including the Vadya Kalaimani from the  Music  College,  Chennai,  the  Laya  Kala  Ratna  from  the  Tiruppur  Murugan Mandram,  the  Best  Artiste  Award  from  the  South  Indian  Music  Club,  Andhra Pradesh, the Music Academy and the Sivan Mandram, Sydney, Australia.  

Murugaboopathi can adapt his playing to any style of singing or instrumental music and  has  won  the  appreciation  of  the  artists  as  well  as  the  rasikas.    With  his uncompromising  orthodox  style  of  playing  he  gracefully  blends  the  best  of  the Pazhani Subramania Pillai and the Palghat Mani Iyer schools making him one of the most sought after mridangam players today.   Boopathi  as  he  is fondly  known  with  his  contemporaries,  regularly  accompanies leading artists such as Sangeetha Kalnidhis Shri Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan, Dr. N. Ramani,  Shri  T  V  Sankaranarayan,  the  Hyderabad  Brothers,  Mandolin  Srinivas, Sudha Ragunathan, and other contemporary artists such as Sanjay Subramaniam, T M Krishna, Bombay Jayashri and Aruna Sayeeram to name a few.

Within India, he has performed in various venues in most metros including New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram and across Tamil Nadu. Internationally, he is widely travelled on tour with the above reputed artists in North America including USA and Canada, in Europe including Great Britain, Scotland, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Turkey, South Africa, the Middle East at Dubai, Muscat, and Doha, South East Asia in Singapore and Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
About the Venue:
St Catherine University is located at : 2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

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IMSOM's Fall 2018 Concert Series has been is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, the UHG “Dollars for Doers” Grant, matching grants from Honeywell and US Bank, a generous donation from the Dr. Dash Foundation, and the generosity of IMSOM’s members and donors. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3 FM/106.7 FM).


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