R. Kumaresh and Jayanthi Kumaresh


Friday 7:30 PM May 11, 2012 Muttart Hall 10050 Macdonald Drive Edmonton

R. Kumaresh (violin) and Jayanthi Kumaresh (veena)
with Neyveli Narayanan (mrudangam) and Trichy Krishnaswami (ghatam)

R. Kumaresh (Violin) and Jayanthi Kumaresh (Veena)
with Neyveli Narayanan (Mrudangam) and Trichy Krishnaswami (Ghatam)

Concert :    7:30 PM Friday May 11, 2012 Muttart Hall, 10050 Macdonald Drive, Edmonton

FREE Workshop: 7 PM Thursday May 10, 2012 Lecture Theatre 1, Humanities Centre

(In collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology, University of Alberta)


Kumaresh teams up with Jayanthi reflecting both their musicality and life as they present “Strings Attached”, conversing (Samvada) through their instruments, creating imagery from the most profound to the most endearing. This is the first time this collaboration is presented in the North America.

Kamaresh, a performer, composer, and teacher of distinction and the younger of the violin duo Ganesh – Kumaresh was trained by his father Shri T. S. Rajagopalan, a veteran violinist. He was hailed as ‘Child Violin Prodigy’, when he gave his first public performance along with his elder brother in the year 1972, when he was just 5 years old. Since then, the brothers have performed in different places in India and in a number of countries across the globe and gained fame for their mastery and violin centric compositions they presented in an album Raga - Pravaham. Zakir Hussain featured this duo in Edmonton with the Masters of Percussion ensemble at the Winspear centre in 2007.

Jayanthi is the disciple of her maternal aunt Smt. Padmavathy Ananthagopalan and Veena Maestro Dr. S. Balachander. Her maternal uncle, the Violin Legend Lalgudi Sri. Jayaraman is a great influence and inspiration for her. Jayanthi was awarded a Doctorate by the University of Mysore for her work on the subject "Analytical study of different banis and playing techniques of the Saraswathi Veena".

Percussion support: Neyveli Narayanan (Mridangam) & Trichy Krishnaswami (Ghatam)