Mr Gopi - World Percussion
Gopi was born in a family of musicians, his father being a Mridangam (Indian percussion instrument) player. Even as
an infant, Gopi showed keen interest in music and used to accompany his father to temples concerts where he played
the cymbals. He later went on to formally study and play the Tabla. This gave him a firm foundation and confidence
to experiment with the other percussion instruments from different parts of the world. He has a wide collection of
percussion instruments that he has acquired while traveling for performances all over the world. In his musical
journey Gopi, has been fortunate to learn under the eminent guidance of teachers like Pandit Suresh Talwalkar &
the percussion maestro Trilok Gurtu. Today is considered one of the most accomplished percussionists in the
World Music category.
Mrs Sangeetha Srikishen - Carnatic Vocals
Sangeetha Srikishen a Carnatic vocalist and entrepreneur, began her musical journey at the tender age of 5 when she
used to lead SAI BHAJANS at various religious gatherings along with her mother, a violinist. Inspired at a very
young age, she went on to learn music and during her musical journey had the great opportunity to be tutored under
some of India’s finest musicians. She is a post graduate in Music from the Mysore University.
Mrs Geetha Gopal– Carnatic Flute
Born in a family of musicians, Geetha Gopal was acquainted with music at the age of eight through her father, the
late. Gamaka Kalarathna Sri. H. Sheshagiri Rao, a renowned Gamaka and Harikatha Vidwan of Karnataka. After learning
devotional songs, light music and gamaka, she was fascinated by the melody and magic of flute. She is the disciple of Flute Maestro
of Karnataka, Late. Vidwan Sri B. N. Suresh. She had her initial training from Late. Vidwan Sri. B. Shivaramaiah, a close associate
of the Great Flute Maestro Padmashree T R. Mahalingam.
She is a recipient of Government of Karnataka Scholarship from Sangeetha Nrithya Academy. She has been performing concerts
all over the country and Akashavani & Doordarshan. She visits ‘Prabhodini Gurukula at Haiharapura near Shringeri (Karnataka) for
conducting free coaching classes in flute to the students of the Gurukula as part of her social responsibility. She is a nominated
member of the Expert Committee of Carnatic Music (Instrumental) Department of Culture, Government
of India. She has been felicitated by various organizations and also honored with the titles of ‘Venugaana Visharade’,
‘Nada Kokila’ & ‘Sangeetha Shri’. She is also a recipient of the prestigious ‘Arya Bhata’ award.
Mr H L Gopalakrishna – Mrudangam
Born in K R Nagar Vidwan Shri Gopalakrishna started learning Mrudangam when he was barely six years old. He started
his basic lessons under the guidance of Guru Shri Shivakolande. Goplakakrishna performed for the first time when he
was just ten years old by accompanying the legendary R R Keshavamurthy & P Keshavamurthy at Rudrapatnam. There was
no looking back after that. He had his advanced Mrudangam training under Vidwan P G Lakshminarayana of Mysore and
continued his lessons with Vidwan T A S Mani. Shri Goplakrishna has traveled to almost all the countries for
performances. Interestingly he has accompanied renowned artists of different genres like musicians, dramatists of repute like
Master Hiranaiah and Harikatha Vidwans in both Tabla & Mrudangam.
Mr Mahesh Kumar Heroor – Hindustani Vocals and Harmonium
Hailing from a place called Heroor from Gulbarga Shri Mahesh Kumar Heroor is one of the most promising young
Hindustani vocalists of Karnataka. He is an exponent of Hindustani Classical music and Light Classical music. He is blessed with a
great voice. He was trained in the Guru – Shishya Parampara system of music under none other than the Sangeet Shivayogi Ubhaya
Ganaacharya Dr. Pandit Puttaraja Gavai. He has been performing in all leading organizations and music festivals.
Shri Mahesh Kumar Heroor is a faculty at the World Music Conservatory for the past two years and trains students
in Classical and light forms of music.
Dattatreya Mutalik – Bansuri
Dattatreya is a young musician trained under Pndit Venkatesh Godkindi and Surmani Pandit Praveen Godkindi.
He's one of the most sought after flute player for classical and other alternategenres. He was approved as a child artist
by the prestigious All India Radio Dharwad & Bangalore. He has been performing in various platforms in different genres apart
from classical music.
Mr Anthony Raj – Saxophone / Western Flute
Mr. Anthony Raj did his diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1973 and worked in Bangalore Baptist
Hospital for 37 years. During the course of this period his desire was to learn the wind instruments. He was
formally trained to play the Saxophone under the able guidance of the renowned music conductor Mr. Narayana Swamy.
He later on diversified into other wind instruments. He plays Saxophone in Church and has been giving public performances.
He has been training students at the World Music Conservatory and teaches the Saxophone, Western Flute, Recorder and Harmonica.
Suneesh Thomas – Piano / Western Keyboard / Western Violin
Suneesh Thomas He is basically from Kerala-Kannur. He is a Pianist and Violinist par excellence and have over 20+ years of
experience in music as a performer. He has completed his post graduation in Sociology. Also completed 8th Grade from Trinity college
of London. He have purused his music training from Communication Training Institute - Bangalore. He have worked in Air Force for 20 yrs as
a musician. He have worked with renowned conductorcise composers and performed in countries like Finland, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand,
Srilanka and in many more countries.
He has trained more than 500+ students and have created stage performers at many schools and have associated with Delhi Symphony Society. He composes and arrange
music for the Symphony Orchestra.
I’m happy working in WMC as a faculty from 3 years.
Mr Shyam Sundar – Indo Western Keyboard
Mr Shyamsundar Dage is from Bangalore. He is specialized in Indo Western Keyboard and has been teaching for almost
more than 2 decade that enables students to play the popular Indian music like the Film songs, Patriotic songs and Light music.
Shyam Sundar has trained more than 2000+ students. He has worked in Taal music for 4 years and working in orchestra's like Zemkar
Melodies, Jai Melodies and Sangeeth Saurabha. Presently working as Zoner music activity trainer in Sri Chaitanya Techno School.
He is now running an orchestra called Cini Star Music Group. Several instrumental program is given by him. We are very glad to have him
in World Music Conservatory from past 7+ years as a Indo Western Keyboard Faculty.
Mr Satish G Dattatri – Art & Design
Satish G Dattatri He have completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath - Bangalore and
has completed his diploma in Graphic designing and Animation in Animaster. For his further studies he went to University of Hull - UK
for his post graduation in Fine Arts. He's passionate about teaching and one of the most sought after mentors and he is a person
engaged in an activity related to creating art, practicing or demonstrating an art and has trained more than 800+ students and
now working as an Art faculty in Ovya Art Academy from past 5 year.
Mr Narasimha Murthy – Art & Design
Narasimha Murthy R He is basically from Chitradurga(D). He is always had interest in Arts.
Beginning with his career with street art wall painting & Flex design. Gradually then learnt Mural arts and completed his
diploma in Fine Arts from Vani Chitrakala college - Tumkur. This created an opportunity to come down to Bangalore in search of
building his career and now working as an Art faculty in Ovya Art Academy from past a year.
Mr Shiva Tej Manohar – Guitar
Shiva Tej Manohar has been playing guitar from the past 10 years and teaching from more than 4 years.
I learnt the basics from Mr.Ramnath sharma. Intermediate and advanced by myself and from workshops with one of the world's most
famous teachers Andy James. I have learnt both western and Indian classical. I teach from initial to 8th grade in Trinity. I compose
songs and play guitar in my own rock band Arha. I also play guitar as session artist for some music directors in sandalwood.
Ms Samteina – Western Vocal
Ms Kusuma K M – Light Music
Smt.K.M.Kusuma, Born in the capital city New Delhi. She is trained in Carnatic classical music for over 13 years under various eminent
gurus like Smt. Lalita Pantulu, Smt. Gyanam Subramaniam, and Sri.V S K Chakrapani. Smt. KM Kusuma has embraced music as her full time profession.
She is a veteran Playback Singer and has sung in more than 100 Kannada Films in the past 30 years for famous music directors like Illayaraja,
Vijaya Bhaskar, Hamsalekha, Upendra Kumar, Rajan-Nagendra, Deva, Keeravani, Sadhukokila etc alongside legendary singers Dr. SP Balasubramanyam,
Dr.S Janaki, Vani Jayaram etc. She has performed in more than 2000 “Live concerts” in 7 different Indian languages all over India and Abroad in
Sugama Sangeeta, Dasavani & Bhajans. She has sung in more than 700 Cassettes / CDs in Sugama Sangeeta. She has released many solo albums on Dasavani,
Devotional music & Sai Bhajans. Music Direction, Composing and Singing by herself a Bhavageethe Album - "Antaranga".
She is a “B high” Grade Sugama Sangeeta Artist with All India Radio and Doordarshan. She has been awarded with Aryabhata award in the year 1994 and
Have been conferred "Karnataka Kalashree" 2017, by Government of Karnataka.