T. R. Dhandapany

Percussion Maestro


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November 12, 2007: Shri. Dhandapany's students bag five "Gold" medals and two "Silver" medals at the Nehru Bal Mela competitions, at the competitions held on 12th of November, 2007.

November 4, 2007: Shri. Dhandapany was awarded the title "Mridanga Kovida", for his lifelong achievements in the field of music (Mridangam), by the Asthika Samaj, New Delhi on the 4th of November, 2007.

November 3, 2007: A talavadya performance featuring a group of students of Shri. T. R. Dhandapany took place on the 3rd of November, 2007, at the Regional Cultural Centre, Janak Puri, organized by the Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.



The World of Rhythm...

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If Melody is the heart of music, then rhythm is its soul. Welcome to the wonderful world of rhythm. This website will give you details about Shri. T.R.Dhandapany, one of the most renowned exponents of the art of south-indian percussion instruments.:

Shri. T.R.Dhandapany is well known for his innovative approach and his talavadya performances. He has trained numerous students in the various south indian percussion instruments, like Mridangam, Ghatam, Kanjira, Morsing, Phakawaj, Dholak. With over five decades of experience in the percussion field and over three decades of teaching experience, he is an highly renowned and eminent artist. He has toured all over the world featuring in numerous performances.

Laya Gana Nritya Madhura Lahiri

A new and innovative Talavadya performance, conceived by Sh.T.R.Dhandapany, which includes dance and melodic instruments. Giving the percussion instruments a central space in the performance but still balanced out with dance and melody, providing the creative completeness to talavadya performances. Navigate the menu to read more.

Latest News

  • The talavadhya performance with Music and Dance, led by Sh.T.R.Dhandapany featured at the sixth Malhaaar festival, organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. The performance took place at the Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi on the 8th of August. Press reports and photographs have been uploaded.
  • The talavadhya performance by Sh.T.R.Dhandapany featured at an event @ the Rashtrapati Bhawan on the 19th of June, 2007, in the presence of the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the President of India. This event was organised in commemoration of "World Music Day", that falls in the month of June.




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