Mahesh Vinayakram is today one of the leading artists in the field of Carnatic and world music. He started his career as a solo vocalist at the age of 12. He had an opportunity to take vocal lessons from Gurus such as Shri H.Y. Narayanan, Shri O.S. Thiagarajan, Mrs. Savithiri Sathyamurthy, Shri Bhagavathulu Seetharama Sarma (Kalapeetham, Chennai). He is also taking advanced lessons from Smt. Radhaviswanathan, daughter of Bharth Rathna M.S. Subbulakshmi.
He performed in several metro cities as solo performer in concerts. He also performs as a fusion singer for various foreign bands and artists, among these:
- the band Good People in times of Evil with Mr. Jonas Hellborg (bass), Shawn Lane (guitar) and Mahesh’s two brothers;
- the percussion group Sapthaakshara, conducted by his father Padmashri Shri. T.H. Vikku Vinayakram.
The South Indian Classical music is based around vocal performance. Carnatic music is devotional in nature and considered to be divine. The music has a highly evolved structure, with intricate compositions, while also providing space for improvisation.
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