SICA is pleased to present a Carnatic Vocal concert by Chinmaya sisters on
Sunday, November 27th at 3 PM at the Amphitheater of St.Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa.
Chinmaya Sisters- Uma and Radhika are popular names in the field of Carnatic Music. With Sweet and mellifluous voices that blend as one, melodious and spirited singing and strict adherence to Classicism, they have captured the hearts of Rasikas worldwide.
Uma and Radhika’s talent in music was identified at a very early age by their parents Sri R. Natesan & Smt. Bhavani Natesan, who took it upon themselves the task of showing them the right direction.
They were initiated into music by their mother Smt Bhavani Natesan, rigorous musical training began right from their childhood, initially from Isai Peroli Neyveli Sri R. Santhanagopalan and later on from Padma Bhushan Madurai T N Seshagoplan and they continue to remain under their able guidance even now.
The duo come from a family of ardent devotees of Swami Chinmayananda. Having received his blessings they have been named Chinmaya Sisters by their Guru. They recall with pride, meeting Swami Chinmayananda and seeking his blessings to begin their musical journey as “Chinmaya Sisters”.
Mauran has been playing the Miruthangam for the past fifteen years under the tutelage of Sri Gowrishanker Balachandran and has accomplished himself in the art at the senior level. He has also received training from Neyveli Skandasubramaniam and his Guru’s Guru, Thiruvarur Bakthavathsalam. Mauran completed his Miruthanga Arangetram in March 2001, and has passed Teacher’s Grade examination conducted by the Thamil Isai Kalaa Manram, Ontario in 2005.
They are accompanied on the mridangam by Mauran Manogaran.
Mauran has accompanied artists such as Smt. Raji Gopalakrishnan, Thiruvarur Girish, Vittal Ramamurthy, Smt. Geetha Rajasekhar, and many others in various performances over the years. He is also a founding member of the Carnatic Youth Society of Canada, an organization that was created by the local youth of Toronto to encourage and develop the South Indian classical arts in Canada amongst youth who learn and practice it.
On the violin by Mithuran Manogaran. Mithuran is an upcoming violinist in the Carnatic music field today in Canada. In 2002, Mithuran started learning violin at the tender age of 8 from Kandadevi Vijayaraghavan in Chennai. Upon returning to Toronto in 2003, he continued to learn from Sangeetha Vidwan Thanathevy Mithradeva (disciple of Sangita Kalanidhi Prof.T.N. Krishnan and Parur M.S. Anantharaman). Currently, Mithuran is receiving advanced training under the tutelage of Shri Kumbakonam M.R. Gopinath. Mithuran is also currently learning vocal under the tutelage of Dr.Varalakshmi Anandkumar, whom is a senior disciple of Sangita Kalanidhi D.K. Jayaraman