Ravi Ravichandhira Received OAM

The Academy Of Indian Music & Cultural Studies, Australia
Sruthi Laya Kendra (Aust) School Of Indian Classical Music

Congratulations to  Ravi Ravichandhira on receiving the Medal of the
Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to the Arts.
Click here for
Ravi M Ravichandhira’s  Profile….




To mark several years of impressive new music developed by the AAO and Sruthi Laya ensemble, 20th anniversary celebration of the formation of ‘Australia India Council’ has included a segment by members of AAO namely Adrian Sherriff who is a student of both Ravi and Narmatha Ravichandhira along with Sandy Evans of Sydney. They have been invited to perform in Delhi at the joint the Australian high commission and Govt of India with mridangam maestro karaikudi and members of his Sruthi  laya ensemble.
Ravi’s sons Sai Nivaeithan and Sai Sarangan and himself have returned after taking part in about 27 concerts at the Chennai music festival. The focus has been on Sai nivaeithan who played over 15 concerts for senior artists and sai sarangan in  6 concerts.  They boys won critical acclaim from senior vidwans who were present at their concerts on several occasions. They have been receiving advanced coaching from mridangam maestro Guru  karaikudi mani during such visits for the past 4 years.


Some of Mathiaparanam  (Ravi)  Ravichandhira highlights:

Founder  and  Artistic  Director,  The Academy of Indian Music and Cultural Studies Australia, since 1984.

Co-ordinator: Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani’s Sruthi-laya Kendra (Aust) since 1992

Artistic  Director,  Tyagaraja Trinity Festival of Indian Music, Melbourne, held annually for nearly 25 years.

Visiting Lecturer, University of Madras, India.

Sessional Lecturer, Monash University.

Musical   collaborator  with  the  Australian  Art  Orchestra  in  creating cross-cultural   musical   opportunities   between  Indian  and  Australian musicians,  composers  and  audiences;  mentor,  adviser,  facilitator  and performer.

Peer  Adviser,  Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts, 1999 and 2005.

Former  Member,  Performing  Arts  and  Arts Management Advisory Committee, AsiaLink, University of Melbourne.

Instigator  and  Producer,  Radio Station 3MBS FM; former Presenter, Indian music program Ragas and Rhythms.

Australia’s  first Carnatic instrumental CD, “Rhythms & Ragas” of Ravi with some  of India’s most highest awardees and the most leading artists Lalgudi G Jayaraman, N Ramani, U Shrinivas and E Gayathri, was released in May 1996 and received wide critical acclaim.

Approved ‘A’ Grade Artist of All India Radio and TV, India; Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from the City University, London. Obtained Corporate membership of the IE Aust in 1983.


Ravi M Ravichandhira OAM, Narmatha Ravichandhira & The TYME Committee
are honoured to invite you for the opening of the 2012 concert season
and to join us for light refreshments afterwards.
Saturday 11 of February 2012 6pm  @ Kel Watson Theatre 
Part 1:Violin Solo Recital
Sangeetha Vidwan Smt Thanathevy Mithradeva of Canada 
[Senior disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Prof T N Krishnan &  
Sangeetha Kalanibuna Prof M S Anadaraman]

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