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|Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh|
Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh performing at Yamini 2016 for the SPICMACAY cultural festival of IIM Bangalore
|Origin||Tamil Nadu, India|
Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh is a Veena artist from Tamil Nadu, India. Jayanthi comes from a lineage of musicians who have been practicing Carnatic music for six generations and started playing the Saraswati Veena at the age of 3. Smt. Lalgudi Rajalakshmi, her mother, was her first teacher and she later moved to her maternal aunt, Smt. Padmavathy Ananthagopalan as part of Gurukula vasam for intense training in Veena. She is the niece of Violin Legend Sri. Lalgudi Jayaraman. She is also blessed with a rare opportunity to learn Veena from the Veena Maestro, Sundaram Balachander. She is married to Vid. Kumaresh Rajagopalan, the younger of the famous Ganesh Kumaresh violinist duo.
Dr. Jayanthi has performed at several prestigious festivals in India such as Sawai Gandharv Mahotsav, Gana Saraswati Samaroh, Gwalior Music Festival. She has also performed in international festivals such as San Francisco Jazz Festival, Darbar festival, Queensland Music Festival, Darwin Music Festival, Adelaide Music Festival and at prestigious venues such as U.N., New York, Palladium, Indiana, Theatre de la Ville, Paris, Northwest folklife festival, Seattle.
A collaborator, she has performed with legends such as Tabla Maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain, Violin Maestro Shri. R. Kumaresh, Hindustani Flautist Ronu Majumdar, Hindustani Violinist Kala Ramnath, Carnatic Musicians Aruna Sairam , Bombay Jayashree, Sudha Ragunathan, and the like.
A researcher, she holds a Doctorate for her work on “styles and playing techniques of the Saraswati veena” and conducts workshops and lecture demonstrations around the world.
She founded the Indian National Orchestra, where a group of artists from Carnatic and Hindustani genres representing the rich musical and cultural heritage of India come together under one banner to showcase Indian classical music.
She composed and released the album "Mysterious Duality"  which is a multi-dimensional reflection of the simple yet complex self - through a single instrument, the Saraswathi Veena. The artist has played 7 different Veena tracks and this album is one of its kind.
1990, 1992, 2000, 2002, 2012, 2015, 2016 : "Award for Veena" - The Music Academy, Chennai - Madras Music Academy
1997: Veena Dhanammal Memorial award- Sriragam fine Arts, Chennai
1999: Kalki Memorial award
2000: Fellowship from Department of culture for ‘Ragam Tanam Pallavi’ rendering on Veena
2003: A-TOP’ grading, from the All India Radio
2004: Maharajapuram Santhanam Memorial Award
2006: Mahaswami Puraskar
2007: Sathyashri – Bangalore
2010: Veena Nada Mani - Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
2011: XL award for the outstanding Instrumentalist of the year
2013: Gana Varidhi - MA Narasimhachar Music Foundation
2013: Sangeetha Choodamani - Sri Krishna Ganan Sabha, Chennai
2014: Asthana Vidwan at Sringeri Sharadha Peetham
2015: Hamsadhwani Award
2016: Kala Ratna from Kala Sangam, Mumbai
2016: Mudhra Vainika Award
- MILAPFEST Faculty Archived December 22, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
- `We hardly discuss music'
- Of memories, melodies and more
- Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh - Website
- "Classic Choral: Indian National Orchestra". The Hindu. 2014-10-25. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
- "Concept of duality". The Hindu. 2010-10-21. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
- SPIC MACAY - Virasat Archived 2014-11-27 at the Wayback Machine.