Sri T H Subash Chandran is highly recognized percussionist
from Chennai, South India. He is a multi percussionist, performing
all kinds of South Indian Classical Carnatic Percussion instruments
viz Mridangam (Barrel Shaped Drum), Ghatam (Claypot), Kanjira
(South Indian Frame Drum), Morsingh (Jaws Harp) and Konnakkol
(Vocal Percussion). Besides the above, he can handle all
types of Indian percussion instruments from classical and folk.
Sri T H Subash Chandran has developed international repute through
his spellbinding performances at the United Nations, the Festivals
of India in USA, Russia (formerly USSR), Switzerland, Japan and
with the various philharmonics such as, NY Philharmonic with
conductor Mr Zubin Mehta, Norwegian Philharmonic, USSR Philharmonic,
Oslo Philharmonic with renowned violinist Dr L Subramaniam. He
has toured all over the world including Japan, Canada, USA, South
America, UK, Germany and other European Countries.
a faculty of the CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, CA during
1976-1977, where he taught South India Percussion. Some of his
renowned students working now as faculties in universities including,
Mr John Bergamo of Cal Arts, Mr Dan Kenney of CSU, Sacremento,
Mr Tomm Roland, UNO, Nebraska etc… He is the
professor emeritus at the Sankara Institute of Percussive Arts and Music, New
Jersey wherein he conducts advances workshops on the South Indian Percussions
for the last nine years and training more than hundreds of students. He
also taught percussion at Sri Venkateshwara Temple, Pittsburgh, USA for a period
of 4 years (1989-1992). He is the Vice-Principal of Sri Jaya Ganesh Tala
Vadya Vidyalaya in Chennai. He trained many students in the field of south Indian
percussions within India and aborad.
Subash Chandran made music choreography
for the contemporary dance productions by renowned Indian dancer
Ms Chandralekha in her works titled ‘Yantra’, ‘Mahakal’, ‘Raaga’. He
performed in the ‘Global Echoes’ with renowned chitra veena artist
Sri Ravikiran presented by Kala Sangam in collaboration with the members of BBC
Philharmonic Education and Community. This work was selected among the best five
in the millennium festival in the UK from nearly 2000 works from different countries.
Subash Chandran also performed with all time greats Yehudhi Menuhin,
Stephen Grapheli, renowned drummers Tony Williams, Max Roach
and Indian great artists Smt M S Subbulakshmi, Dr Bala Murali
Krishna, Dr L Subramaniam, U Srinivas and others.. He has performed
in many albums and CDs and is the recipient of many awards and
titles including Asthana Vidwan of Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt.