N. C. Bharadwaj

Gurus

  • Undergoing intensive training under Padma Vibhushan Awardee, Sangeetha Kalanidhi, Kalaimamani, Mridangam Legend DR. UMAYALPURAM K SIVARAMAN
  • Initial coaching under Nanganallur Shri R. Sriram and (Late) Srivancheyam Shri S. Gopalan

Awards & Titles

  • “A Grade” Artiste of All India Radio, Chennai
  • “Best Mridangist – KALAVANTA 2014” Award by KFAC (Karnataka Fine Arts Council) conducted by a team of 10 leading sabhas of Bangalore (in 2014)
  • Bharat Ratna Dr MS Subbulakshmi Fellowship Award by Shri Shanmukananda Fine Arts & Sangeetha Sabha, Mumbai (in 2013)
  • Best Sub-Senior Mridangist Award by Madras Music Academy (in 2013)
  • Arupathy Natesan Iyer Memorial Award by Shri Krishna Gana Sabha
  • Best Junior Mridangist Award by Narada Gana Sabha
  • Best Junior Mridangist Award by Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha
  • Narayani Ammal Award by Raja Annamalaipuram Bhaktha Jana Sabha
  • Yuva Kala Bharathi Title by Bharat Kalachar
  • Best Junior Mridangist Award by Madras Music Academy (in 2008)
  • Best Junior Mridangist Award by Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha
  • Recipient of Nataraja Academy of Laya Vadhyam Award instituted by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha
  • Best Mridangist Award by VDS Arts Academy
  • Conferred with the Title of Laya Bhaskara by Gnanaskandan Trust
  • Youth Excellency Award by Rotary Club of Madras Mount
  • Recipient of CCRT Scholarship, New Delhi
  • Youth Excellence Award instituted by Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer Trust
  • Recipient of Illaya Ragam Carnatic Scholarship of Reliance Communications, Chennai

Achievements

  • Won many Prizes in competitions held by various renowned Sabhas in and around Chennai / Secunderabad in Mridangam both under Junior and Senior categories
  • Chosen for Illaiya Medhaigal Programme by Jaya TV
  • First Prize in Raagam Sangeetham Mridangam competition held by Raj TV
  • Performed in various TV Channels

Accolades

  • Earned accolades from eminent personalities like Pandit Zakir Hussain, Shri T K Govinda Rao, Shri P S Narayanaswamy, Haridwaramangalam Shri A K Palanivel, Shri O S Thiyagarajan, etc.

Performances

  • Performed in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, etc.
  • Has accompanied Dr N Ramani, Shri TV Sankaranarayanan, Lalgudi Shri GJR Krishnan, Lalgudi Smt Vijayalakshmi, Smt Bombay Jayashree, Chitraveena Shri N Ravikiran, Smt Ranjani & Gayathri, Shri N Vijay Siva, Shri Abhishek Raghuram, Shri Sherthalai KN Renganatha Sharma, Smt Prema Rangarajan, Vijayalakshmi Subramanian, etc.