Maestro Suresh Vaidyanathan


Ghatam Maestro Suresh Vaidyanathan is a GHATAM and multi-percussion artiste internationally acclaimed and respected for his in-depth knowledge of Indian rhythm, melody and technical supremacy in percussion.

He was trained by the  illustrious musician Padmabhushan, Sangita Kalanidhi Dr T V Gopalakrishnan. Suresh has gained pre-eminence with his unique fingering techniques, sound modulation and aesthetic accompaniment and is credited with revolutionising the art of playing ghatam through his aesthetical aggressive style, a combination of two authentic schools viz, Palani Krishna iyer’s and Umayalpuram Kothandarama iyer’s. Suresh has had fundamental training in ghatam and other percussions under Sarvasri T R Harihara Sharma and Sri Vikku T H Vinayakaram.

He holds a Guinness Book of World Records  for longest Healing concert Participation.

He holds a  Masters degree in Rhythmology from University of Madras, Suresh also composes in world music and jazz tradition. Suresh has also recorded for Pop legend Paul Simon for his recent Album “So beautiful or so what!” He has been hailed as the “Pele of Percussion” and “Inimitable Maverick on Clay pot”, and “Jonty Rhodes of Laya intricacies”   by reviewers and Critics. He is also a creative writer about music and Society and has penned many a poems in tamil.