Ghatam Karthick | Education



  Karthick did his primary education in Everest hindu_high_schoolChildren School, Triplicane. Subsequently, Karthick became a proud student of the famous “Red Building” Hindu Higher Secondary School, Triplicane – Chennai. During these school years, Karthick has also undergone formal Vedic Training under the Bal Vikas Kendra of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Karthick had switched over from his Science group to Sanskrit education under the instruction of Mahaperiava Paramapujya Kanchi Paramacharya Sri.Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal.

Dr.S.Karthick holds an M. A., M. Phil and a Ph.D majoring in Sanskrit. Karthick successfully completed earned his Ph.D, ably guided by his Guru, Dr. S. Ramaratnam, Principal and Head of the department of Sanskrit, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Mylapore, Chennai-600004.

Dr.S.Karthick had secured University Second Ranks in both B.A. and M.A. Examinations. His M.Phil Dissertation on “Percussion Instruments in Sanskrit Literature’ was certified as highly commended. Dr.S.Karthick’s Ph.D Thesis ‘Musical Instruments in Sanskrit Literature” has been acknowledged and approved by the Syndicate of University o Madras, by granting for it‘s publication as a reference book. Karthick is working on this book, which would be published soon. This book would be immense contribution to the world of Music as well as Sanskrit, as it would serve as a valuable resource material.

 vivekananda_collegeDr.S.Karthick has presented papers on his subject in prestigious seminars and symposiums. Dr. Karthick has also presented talks and lectures on a variety of other aspects in topics like Spiritual Values, Indian Heritage and Culture, Indian Musical thought, Mathematics and Percussion, Concert Format, Role of Musical Instruments, Indian Customs and Beliefs, Humour and Music, Mystical Symbolism, Numbers & Planets, Why we do certain things in our Hindu Culture?, How to enjoy Rhythm in a Carnatic concert?, How to Appreciate Tani Avarthanam?, Tala Gnanam, Role of Language in Carnatic Music etc., etc., etc. Dr.Karthick has also presented papers for many seminars, symposiums & conferences and has contributed articles for various journals/magazines.

Dr.Karthick’s WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS & LEC-DEMS  at the Swathi Thirunal Music College – Thiruvanathapuram, Chembai Music College – Palakkad, Chembur Fine Arts – Mumbai, Shri Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha-Mumbai, The Music Academy – Chennai, Sri Saraswathi Trust – Chennai, Sri Narada Gana Sabha – Chennai, The Music Forum – Chennai, Berkelee College of Music–Boston–USA, University of Providence –USA, Murdoch University – Perth-Australia, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan – London –UK, Auckland Tamil Sangam-Auckland-New Zealand, Royal Academy of Dance-London-UK and at many other venues/organizations stand testimony for his articulate expression and vast skill/knowledge.

Dr.Karthick is inspired by all these Musical/Spiritual experiences  with the combination with the Love for Tamil/Sanskrit languages, to compose in various genres like Kritis, Tillanas, Pada Varnam, a Daru Varnam, Swarakshara Kriti, Ragamalika, Instrumental Orchestrations, Fusion Pieces, Devotional songs, Hymns, Romantic songs, Folk songs etc.

 university_of_madrasDr. Karthick has worked as one of the esteemed Faculty teaching concepts of Indian Percussion at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music, an institution for World Music, at ECR Road, Koovathur. Dr. Karthick also specializes in Verbal Percussion (Konnakol) and plays the Morsing (Jaws harp) too. Dr. Karthick has trained many Indian and Foreign students in Percussion, which includes personal classes and online sessions. Dr.Karthick has given technical guidance to other performing carnatic/jazz musicians in fingering patterns, concepts and conceives new progressions.

 By all his creative efforts, Karthick has been exceptionally acclaimed by many Legends/Maestros/ Scholars/Musicologists/Dancers and both Press and public all over the World.  With creative originality and intelligence, distinct stage-presence, vibrant virtuosity, nimble fingers and a nimbler mind, Dr.Karthick, has become a sensational performer and has earned a special endearing status in the hearts of musical enthusiasts. Karthick continues to learn everyday from his Peers/Colleagues/Seniors to further work harder on his aptitude and attitude.