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Varna Rameswaran

Vocalist

“Sangeetha, Miruthanga Kalaavithakar” “Isai kalaimani”

Varna Rameswaran is an immensely talented, creative composer and teacher. He is regarded as one of the finest music composer, instrumentalist and respected vocalist for dance performances. He is the founder and director of the Varnam School of Music in toronto and Varnam Virtual Academy Online teaching all over the world.

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Varna Rameswaran is a native of Siruvilan, Alaveddy in Sri Lanka. He hails from a family of renowned Carnatic Musicians. His father,"Kalabhushanam" “Sangeetharatnam” Varnakulasingam was a leading student of the late music Maestro Maharajapuram Santhanam his first guru.Varna Rameswaran from his young age commenced his music studies under the tutorship of his own father who taught him vocal, veena and violin. He learnt miruthangam from Miruthanga Vidvan S.Varatharajah Sharma and piano from Marynayaki. In his student days he participated in island wide music competitions and won first place and gold medals. This way he made proud his alma mater Thellippalai Mahajana College.

He graduated in vocal and miruthangam conducted by the North Ceylon Music Academy. He was awarded the title of Kalaviththakar. He studied for four years and graduated with a Diploma in Music at the Ramanathan Academy of Fine Arts, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. where he subsequently served as a lecturer in the Faculty of Music. He was awarded the prestigious title of "Isaikalaimani". VarnaRameswaran conducted workshops and training organized by the Ministry of Hindu Culture for music and dance teachers. He was a much valued artist in vocal, Pann isai and miruthangam during his stint with Ceylon Broadcasting Corporation and Rupavahini Television. He also served as the music composer for special events.

In order to improve his music talent he went to Thamil Nadu and enrolled himself with Madras (now Chennai) University for higher studies. He learnt miruthangam under Vidvan Thiruvaroor Bhakthavathsalam, vocal under eminent masters T.M.Thiayagarajan, calcutta Krishnamurthy and T.V.Gopalakrishnan. He received accolades and appreciation for his live vocal performances all over Thamil Nadu.

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A.Jayadevan

Violin

“Kala Prathibha”

The Indian born Canadian Violinist Jayadevan hails from a family of artists, his grand father being Abhayadev, a well known name both in Malayalam film and literary worlds. Jayadevan started learning violin at his young age under Kalaksethram Mathew and Nedumangadu Sivanandan. By the time he had become a post graduate in his academic pursuits. Jayadevan had accompanied numerous world renowned artists for music concerts including the legendary singer Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna and Dr.K.J Yesudas.

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Jayadevan arranged and conducted fusion music programmes with western artists in the prestigious Toronto Jazz Music Festival called Harbor Front Festival in 2002, 2006 and in Toronto Music Garden 2003 and 2004. In 2005 he conducted music programmes to help the tsunami victims of India and Srilanka for in Calgary and Toronto.Jayadevan had the rare privilege of being adjudged as a top artist among talented youngsters and got the “Kala Prathibha” award from Mahatma Gandhi University in 1991. Jayadevan has been relentlessly striving for popularizing Indian Culture, Art and Music in Canada. He was one of the Directors to the Indian Panorama since 2004. He is the founder and Director of SAACO (South Asian Arts and Cultural Organization).

Multimedia released Jayadevan’s four CD’s of Carnatic music and fusion accompanied by Mrudangam Maestro Thiruvaroor Bakthavalsalam. Jayadevan has been characterized by purity of style, restraint and delicate inflections. No concert of his, even if it is an Indian Classic or a pure Fusion is complete without his inspiring and heart warming rendering.

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Sergio Faluotico

Drums

"Drums Player"

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Danil Biba

Piano & Vocal

"Pianist & Vocalist"

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