Here's a man who has the best of both pedigrees - acquired and derived. But perhaps
the former makes the latter just that much simpler. Dr R Ganesh belongs to the
lineage of great composers like Kavikunjara Bharathi and Koteshwara Iyer, so you
could say that he had the right genes to start with.
He had his advanced training through the traditional gurukulavasa system
from Maharajapuram Santhanam, and is under the tutelage of O S Thiagarajan. He
is also learning the veena from Ranganayaki Rajagopalan currently. See what we
said about your being able to get the best of teachers if you have the right genes?
He also extended vocal support to his Guru Maharajapuram Santhanam in many concerts
until the last one of the latter in June 1992.
One of the few composers to have composed krithis in all the 72 melakartha
ragas, he was awarded the 'Maharajapuram Memorial Prize' in 1993 and the 'G R
Chari Memorial Prize' for the best rendering of raagam, thaanam and pallavi. He
has to his credit many audiocassettes, too.
Today, in the second of the two SICA concerts this month, he will be accompanied by M A Krishnaswamy on the violin, Neyveli Skanda Subramanyam on the mridangam and G Satyasai on the morsing.
Please contact Chakrapani at 351-6265/323-5149 for further details.