Shri A S Murali
Mentor - Vocal
Hailing from a family of musicians, A.S.Murali has received Vocal training from the tender age of five from his uncle Violin Vidwan Late A.K.Ganesa Iyer. His other gurus include Kalaimamani Smt.S.Rajeswari and Sangeetha Kalachaarya Padma Bhushan Sri P.S.Narayanaswamy.
He has given many vocal performances and vocal support to Guru Sri P.S.Narayanaswamy at various venues worldwide. He is also an accomplished “A Grade” in Vocal and Ghatam, learnt ghatam from Ghatam Maestro Sri T.V.Vaasan and travelled extensively around the world. In addition, he learnt the art of Nattuvangam from Adayar Sri Lakshmanan and accompanied Nattuvangam to many artistes such as Ms.Malavika Sarukkai,Smt.Leela Samson, Trio Sisters.
His achievements include “Asthana Vidwan” of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Best Guru of the Year 2006 from VDS Arts Academy, Best Vocalist in 2005 and 2006 from IFAS Chennai. He is the founder of Sundaram Arts Academy and imparts music to more than 100 students. He is presently working as a Vocal lecturer at Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts.