Mr Gopi - World Percussion
Gopi was born in a family of musicians, his father being a Mrudangam (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 on went to formally study and play the Tabla. This gave him
a firm foundation and confidence to experiment with 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, he has been fortunate to learn under the eminent guidance of Gurus like Pandit
Suresh Talwalkar & the percussion maestro Trilok Guru. Today he is considered to be one of the most accomplished
percussionists in the World Music category.
Vidushi Sangeetha Srikishen - Carnatic Vocals
Vidushi Sangeetha Srikishen a Carnatic vocalist and an 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 she 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.
Vidushi Sridevi - Carnatic Vocals
Vidwan 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.
Vidwan 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.
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 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 wind instruments.
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 and
also completed 8th Grade from Trinity college of London. He has pursued his music training from Communication
Training Institute - Bangalore. He has worked in Air Force for 20 yrs as a musician, and also with renowned
conductorcise composers and performed in countries like Finland, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, Srilanka and many
He has trained more than 2000+ students and has created stage performers at many schools and is associated with
Delhi Symphony Society. He composes and arranges music for the Symphony Orchestra. He is happy working in WMC as a
faculty from 3 years.
Dr.Shyam Sundar – Indo Western Keyboard
Dr. 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 worked in orchestra's like Zemkar Melodies, Jai Melodies and Sangeeth Saurabha. Presently working as
Zone music activity trainer in Sri Chaitanya Techno School. He is now running an orchestra called Cini Star Music
Group. Several instrumental programs is given by him. We are very glad to have him in World Music Conservatory from
past 7+ years as an Indo Western Keyboard Faculty.
Mr Amar Gulecha – Guitar
Mr. Amar Gulecha was born and brought up in Bangalore. He has been playing guitar for more than eight years
and teaching from past four years. He has learnt from various music schools in Bangalore. He has completed his
Trinity grade 8 from the TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON. He has tutored 700+ students and has guided them for various
performances and guitar exams from initial grade to 8th grade. He teaches various genres like rock, hard rock, pop,
western, blues, heavy metal, classical, etc. He plays for bands and does regular shows in and around Bangalore.
He is also a session guitarist and has worked on different music projects. He has been composing and recording his
own music for three years. He has been playing keyboard also from three years. He has been tutoring at
World Music Conservatory for more than two years.
Mr Shiva Tej Manohar – Guitar
Shiva Tej Manohar has been playing guitar from the past 10 years and teaching from more than 4 years.
He learnt the basics from Mr.Ramnath Sharma who is an Intermediate and advanced by himself and learnt from workshops with
one of the world's most famous teachers Andy James. He has learnt both western and Indian classical. He teaches from
initial to 8th grade in Trinity. He composes songs and plays guitar in his own rock band Arha. He also plays guitar as
session artist for some music directors in sandalwood.
Vidushi Sindhu Putturaya - Carnatic Violin
Vidushi Sindhu Puthuraya, a Carnatic Violinist, has been trained under the world renowned Musician
Vid. T.S. Krishnamurthy from 13 years. She is the recipient of the Kousthuba scholarship, awarded by
D. Subbaramaiah Fine Arts Trust, Bangalore. She has won various awards from reputed Sabhas like Gayana Samaja,
Swararnava Sangeetha Shaale, etc. She performed in many concerts, both as an accompanist and a solo artist. She has
been teaching from the past 4 years. She is also learning Western Violin and Piano in World Music Conservatory.
Vidwan Pranav Rao - Sitar
Vidwan Pranav Rao has been learning sitar under the tutelage Shri Vijay Gonahalu. He is also fortunate to be
learning under Pt. Vyasmurti Katti. He has secured distinction in the examinations conducted by the Government of
Karnataka. He also received a scholarship at the competition conducted by the Kannada and Culture Department.
Pranav has also recorded for a few films and devotional albums. He has performed in many classical - solos and
jugalbandis - as well as fusion live concerts, and kathak concerts, but his passion lies with pure classical music.
Vidushi Vidhya Natarajan - Veena
Dr. Vidya Natarajan, Dr. Vidya Natarajan, a Veena artist and a Vocal teacher learnt to play Veena under the eminent Veena
Exponent, Dr. Suma Sudhindra. She finished her Phd from Bangalore University with the thesis titled
“Veena and its scientific aspects.” She has performed in a lot of pancha veena concerts in the Madras
December season festival, Ramanavami festivals and Gokulastami Festivals. She has also performed in
the 25 Veena Concert under the tutelage of Dr. Suma Sudhindra. Also conducted, Workshops, Seminars
and run the the music school for Vidushi. S. Sowmya and Shashikiran, under the banner Carnatica. She
has also won the competition at the academy of music, Chennai and Bangalore. She is presently getting
trained under the able guidance of Smt. Bhagyalakshmi Chandrashekaran, a top grade artist at AIR.
Dr. Priya - Drums
Dr. Priya Andrews found her passion for music at the early age of 8 and was inspired by her father Mr.Andrews who was
a musician, She not only Started to accompany him but also play percussion for the live stage shows. At the age of 10,
she had already assimilated a stern grip over the sticks and performing well with the composer and the rhythm pad.
By the time she was 18, she had already played for 600 live shows and had been asked to be a session drummer for
well-known country artists. Having finished her Indian classical Grade in Mridangam from Vidwan.Sri.Jayachandra and also
having Procured grades from Trinity School of London under the guidance of Vidwan.Sri.Babusukumar from Babu School of
Passion for music and dedication towards her trait resulted in Priya Andrews performing with Legendary singers like
S P Balasubrahmanyam, S Janaki, L.R Eswari, Rajesh Krishanan, Anuradha Bhat, Shamitha malnad, Archana Udupa,Hemanth and
Usha Kokila, to name a few. Having won the Nadopasana Award, She regularly performs for major TV stations.
Vidwan Srimanth – Tabla
Vidwan Shri Srimanth lives in Rajajinagar. He started learning Tabla at the age of 12 years. He started his
basic lessons under the guidance of Guru Shri Vidwan Puttaraj Gawai till 14 years. He has completed his SSLC. He is
also awarded as Tabla Chatura in Raichur and Tabla Vidwan in Kopal. Shri Srimanth has traveled to almost all the
States in India for performances. Interestingly he has accompanied renowned artists of different genres like
Smt Gayathri Mohan – Film and Light Music
Mr Satish G Dattatri – Art & Design
Satish G Dattatri has 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 is 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 Balakrishna Kumar Velu – Art & Design
Balakrishna Kumar Velu