Music instructors & artists
Born into a family closely linked to music, Rajesh Marday has been gifted with incredible musical talent. His encounter with the Veena was during the 1990's when he moved to Chennai for higher studies. The divine instrument, as if by a twist of destiny, came to him naturally during his stay in a musician's home. Since then he has been hooked to the Veena and underwent rigorous training under Sri K.P Sivanandam and Smt. Kaliani Ganessen. Rajesh was also a brilliant student of the Tamil Nadu Govt Music college, the University of Madras and the Madras Music Academy. Since his return to Mauritius, Rajesh has been teaching actively and has trained, through more than a decade, 100s of students; some of them are now professional musicians. He is also a passionate performer and is seen in major performances on the island. Rajesh has also collaborated with musicians across genres, giving Carnatic music new flavours and bringing the Veena to public limelight. Rajesh has recently participated in the prestigious "Veena Utsavam" in Chennai, where his performance was acclaimed.
A rythm prodigy, Mayeven Murden is by far one of the most talented Mridangam artists of Mauritius. Mayeven has learnt the Mridangam from 1995 to 1998 at the prestigious Tamil Nadu Government Music College in Chennai under Sri A. Nataraj and was recognised as an extremely brilliant student. He has also received advanced training under Sri Mannargudi A. Easwaran, a very famous musician of high calibre. With his acute musical ear and passion for music, Mayeven has also learnt Carnatic Vocal music from Smt. S. Rajeswari and Hindustani music from Smt Premilla Gurumurthy. After his formal training in India, Mayeven has reshaped the musical landscape of Mauritius by making the Mridangam visible and popular around the island and international. He has relentlessly worked to train students in the traditional forms of playing the Mridangam and has produced a pool of brilliant performers. Mayeven also actively performs in fusion music ensembles where he creatively blends the complex rythmic patterns of Carnatic music with other genres.
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