Raghuveer and Narayan are current disciples of Vidvan Sri OSThiagarajan. They started their musical journey from childhood. Raghuveer showed interest in singing at the age of 4. Their mother Smt.Vijayashree, a student of Smt Vijaya Nagarajan (disciple of Smt.DKPattammal), was Raghuveer’s first teacher. When the family moved to Melbourne, Raghuveer started learning from Smt Vasumathi Subramanian (disciple of Sri TR Subramanian and Sri VV Sadakopan). Inspired by his brother, Narayan soon started learning from Smt. Vasumathi.
In 2010 the brothers were introduced to Sri OSThiagarajan who took them as his disciples. Considering themselves very blessed to learn from such a revered Vidvan, their passion and commitment for the art form increased many fold.
Soon they started performing as a duo in Melbourne, Sydney and NZ and feature regularly in the Chennai Music Festival from 2011-12 season and never looked back. In their musical journey Raghuveer has nearly 20 years of Carnatic music experience while Narayan has over 15 years.
Their performances in Chennai includes in Sabhas such as Narada Gana Sabha, Mylapore Fine Arts, Kartik Fine Arts, Hamsadhwani (NRI Festival), Bharat Kalachar, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha (Vani Mahal), Rasika Fine Arts to name a few.
They give high importance to all aspects of manodharmam – raga alapanai, neraval, kalpanaswaram & RTP with emphasis on spontaneity and creativity, while strongly rooted in the traditional form of Carnatic music.
Apart from the traditional concert performances, they have provided Carnatic vocal support to Harikatha by Sri Dushyanth Sridhar as well as for dance performances from time to time.
They have a few awards to their credit. Raghuveer was one of the finalists in the MSS Voice of the year 2017 Award and performed at the Music Acadamy in Oct 17. Narayan won the titles Carnatician of Australia and Global Carnatician 2017 in the Senior Category.
They are keen to dedicate their skill for noble causes and perform an annual Charity concert in Melbourne and have raised about A$16000 in their past 4 fundraising concerts.
The brothers attribute their achievements to the tutelage and blessings of their Guru Sri OST, the blessings of their Acharya Andavan Swami and enormous support of their parents both from the Music side and from taking care of all the concert logistics.
Raghuveer is a Chemical Engineer with a Business Management degree from RMIT,Melbourne and Narayan is a Commerce graduate from Monash University.