Hailing from a rich musical lineage, Sri Vaidyanathan emerged as a renowned Mridanga Vidwan and established himself a unique identity in the field of South Indian Carnatic classical music. As an amateur, he was under the tutelage of his grandfather Tiruvarur Sri Kunju Iyer and his uncle Tiruvarur Sri Nagarajan. Unceasing musical ambience, traditional paadanthram, meticulous training, disciplined practice and the never ending urge to excel perfectly set up the ascent of Sri Vaidyanathan on to the pedestals of glory. As a student with immense potential and great appetite for knowledge, he had the privilege of getting advanced training under legendary Mridangam maestro Guru Kaaraikudi Mani.
Guru Sri Tiruvarur Vaidynathan, one of the most sought after names in the percussion sector of carnatic music, has been an inspiring guru in shaping up budding musicians and transfiguring them into professional performers. Oceanic barriers have not deterred him and he has students from various parts of the world. He served at SIFAS, Singapore as a full time teaching faculty from 2000 to 2003. On his return to India in 2003, he set up the Tiruvarur Talavadya Vidyalaya Trust (TTVV Trust) in Chennai, India.
List of illustrious awards and accolades to the credt of Guru Sri Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan
Words of appreciations from eminent personalities
Watch some scintillating videos of Guru Sri Tiruvarur Vaidynathan’s musical magic