Swathi performing a Navavarnam – a composition of Sri. Mudduswami Dikshitar in Ragam Ghanta

About Swathi

Swathi Ravichandran is a Carnatic Vocalist from Chennai, India and is currently based in Seattle, USA. Her concerts provide an opportunity to immerse and experience the spirituality that the art form embodies.

Fortunate to be born into a family of musicians and harikatha exponents, she had the blessing of learning from extraordinary Carnatic Musicians & Gurus namely – (Late) Thirupoonthuruthy Sri V Venkatesan, who is also her grandfather & Sangita Kala Acharya (Late) Chengalpettu Ranganathan, who were students of Alathur Brothers. Currently, she learns from Dr. Sumithra Vasudev, a prime disciple of Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. R Vedavalli. All her gurus have instilled in her a deep sense of ‘parampara’ and ‘patanthara’, often a hallmark of Swathi’s performances.

Swathi also learnt from Late Parur Sri. M S Anantharaman & Akkarai Sri. S Swamynathan for a brief period learning the western instrument, Violin.

Swathi’s unwavering approach to achieve artistic integrity is characterized by clarity in ‘sahityam’, bhava in ‘raga’ explorations and a solid ‘laya’ control. Her voice, versatility, creativity, shruti suddham and bhava are much appreciated by the audiences and critics alike. 

A graded artiste from the All India Radio, Master’s in Music, Swathi has traveled across India and to other countries for her performances in collaboration with like minded musicians. She has won many awards and accolades from reputed ‘Sabhas’ including – Narada Gana Sabha, Indian Fine Arts, Music Academy, Mylapore Fine Arts and more. She has also won the prestigious scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, India and Tamizh Iyal Isai Sangam. 

A multi-faceted personality, Swathi plays the role of a performer, teacher, organizer and an aspiring researcher with elan. She is a trustee of Thirupoonthuruthy Sri Narayana Tirtha Swamigal Trust  established by her (Late) grandfather Thirupoonthuruthy Sri V Venkatesan where she actively organizes various events throughout the year. Her enthusiasm in music includes reading literature, finding relevance to it in today’s context and internalizing that to help evolve as a musician.

Driven by her responsibility as a musician, Swathi spends a lot of time teaching and spreading the art form to interested students across the globe. The rich lineage, exposure to stalwarts and a deep family tradition of being with music inevitably reflects in the person and musician she is.

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