The South Indian Cultural Association (SICA) is organizing a 5-day golden jubile festival of music concerts from the 15th to the 19th of this month. As part of this, it has roped in renowned vocalists and instrumentalists including A Kanya Kumari (violin), T V Sankaranarayanan (vocal), Bombay Jayasri (vocal), and Neyveli Santhanagopalan (vocal). Rajhesh Vaidhya will be presenting a fusion music concert tonight with his veena, supported by his ensemble, at Ravindra Bharathi.
Rajhesh Vaidhya was brought up in a rich musical environment. His father K M Vaidyanathan was a stalwart both in the mridangam and the ghatam. Vaidhya's tutelage under Jeyalakshmi started at the tender age of 6. He continued learning the finer nuances of music from Rama Nambinarayanan, and had his advanced training under the world-renowned Carnatic veena maestro Chitti Babu.
Vaidhya is a renowned musician not only in India - his fame and popularity have spread in all the musical stages around the world, including Europe, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, Canada and USA. He has also performed with the Switzerland-based contemporary dance troupe Bejart Ballet.
Apart from blistering speed, Vaidhya's performance is distinguished by his use of electric and amplified strings. Within the veena and the South-Indian music tradition, he is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing and technically enticing artists. In 2001, Vaidhya has been honoured with the title Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peeta Aasthana Vidwan. He also devotes his time to enlightening young minds in the area of music.
Please contact Chakrapani at 2323-3672 for further details.