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Background
 
  • It was in 1979, as a six year old, when Gayathri got initiated into music.
  • She could identify several ragas during concerts when she was barely three years old.
  • Her first concert was at Srinivasa Sastry Hall, Mylapore, Chennai, in 1986 for the "Children Academy". Concert Experience
  • Gayathri has won numerous prizes and awards in music competitions representing her school, Kendriya Vidhyalaya, IIT Madras as well as Meenakshi College for Women, Madras, where she did her B.Sc (Maths) and a Post-Graduate Degree in Computer Science.
  • Gayathri has also learnt to play the violin under the tutelage of Smt. T. Rukmini.
  • Almost all critics have unanimously agreed that her strengths lie in a rich, mellifluous, well-modulated voice; meticulous awareness of sahithya (diction & pronunciation); the purity and precision that characterise the rendering of ragas and a strict adherence to tradition.