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Rukshan Srirangarajah

Teacher and founder of DurgaThalaLayalayam

Rukshan Srirangarajah is a graduate of the „North Ceylon Oriental Music Society“ in Miruthangam and holds the degree as „Kalavithagar“. He is one of the few certified Miruthangam teachers in Switzerland and runs a music school called „DurgaThalaLayalayam“ with more than 50 students.

Rukshan was born in Sri Lanka but grew up in Switzerland. At the young age of 6 he started to play the Miruthangam under the tutelage of Shri Vijayarajah Mayilvaganam (France) and Shri Vivegananthan Karthigesu (Switzerland). Rukshan is also one of the first disciples of the great Shri Neyveli B. Venkatesh, who is one of the most sought-after Miruthangam artists in India as well as in Europe and America. He also learned carnatic vocal from late Shri Kutralam Nagarajan (India) and Vasanthan Pathmalingam (France).
Rukshan has been playing for many national and international stages so far. Top league carnatic artists such as Pon. Suntharalingam (Vocal), Kadri Gopalnath (Saxophone), Rajesh Vaidhya (Veena), P. Unnikrishnan (Vocal) and U.P. Raju (Mandolin) have been accompanied by Rukshan on various places and events. In addition to being a performing artist, he is very keen on sharing his knowledge and experiences with others. Various carnatic events organized by Rukshan have been a platform for the next generation to showcase their talent and gain experiences. More and more of his students are actively involving themselves in valuable Carnatic concerts. Moreover he has been a mentor for many students of which three  are now running their own Miruthangam schools.

Beside to carnatic music Rukshan performed in various stages for light music with one of the first music groups in Switzerland called "Angayarkanni MusicGroup", in which he played Electric pads, Drums, Tabla, and other percussions. With the most talented carnatic artists of Switzerland he founded the fusion band "SapthaFusion". "SaptheFusion" won many hearts of music lovers with a line-up of concerts, in which they played fusion pieces and other innovative music concepts.

Bravin Kalirajan

Teacher of DurgaThalaLayalayam Aarau

Rukshan Srirangarajah is a graduate of the „North Ceylon Oriental Music Society“ in Miruthangam and holds the degree as „Kalavithagar“. He is one of the few certified Miruthangam teachers in Switzerland and runs a music school called „DurgaThalaLayalayam“ with more than 50 students.

Rukshan was born in Sri Lanka but grew up in Switzerland. At the young age of 6 he started to play the Miruthangam under the tutelage of Shri Vijayarajah Mayilvaganam (France) and Shri Vivegananthan Karthigesu (Switzerland). Rukshan is also one of the first disciples of the great Shri Neyveli B. Venkatesh, who is one of the most sought-after Miruthangam artists in India as well as in Europe and America.
Rukshan has been playing for many national and international stages so far. Top league carnatic artists such as Pon. Suntharalingam (Vocal), Kadri Gopalnath (Saxophone), Rajesh Vaidhya (Veena), P. Unnikrishnan (Vocal) and U.P. Raju (Mandolin) have been accompanied by Rukshan on various places and events. In addition to being a performing artist, he is very keen on sharing his knowledge and experiences with others. Various carnatic events organized by Rukshan have been a platform for the next generation to showcase their talent and gain experiences. More and more of his students are actively involving themselves in valuable Carnatic concerts. Moreover he has been a mentor for many students of which three  are now running their own Miruthangam schools.

Beside to carnatic music Rukshan performed in various stages for light music with one of the first music groups in Switzerland called "Angayarkanni MusicGroup", in which he played Electric pads, Drums, Tabla, and other percussions. With the most talented carnatic artists of Switzerland he founded the fusion band "SapthaFusion". "SaptheFusion" won many hearts of music lovers with a line-up of concerts, in which they played fusion pieces and other innovative concepts.

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