Since 1994, the Iyer brothers have been captivating audiences in Australia and abroad, performing at renowned venues such as the Four Winds Festival in Bermagui (1995), the Australian Institute of Eastern Music in Sydney (1997, 1999), and the Port Fairy Folk Festival (1999).
They've also taken their talents to international stages, including SIFAS in Singapore (1998) and the ACT National Multicultural Festival in Canberra (1998). Supported by grants from the Australia Council and Arts Victoria, they've released audiocassettes and CDs, with standout titles like 'Soulful Strings' and 'Sound of Tradition' featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National channel.
Their journey is a testament to their musical prowess and dedication to preserving tradition.
The brothers commence Veena training under the tutelage of Vidushi Shrimathi Rajagopalan
They embark on a transformative musical journey under the guidance of Shri R. Pichumani Iyer
Establish the Pichumani School of Carnatic Music - learn more about the school here
Gopinath participates with the renowned violin maestro Dr. L Subramaniam in a workshop, during the Asia Pacific Festival in Wellington, New Zealand
The brothers commence performing as a duo, captivating esteemed audiences worldwide
They start featuring annually in the December music festival in Chennai, India
Ramnath starts serving as a peer specialist in Indian Music for the Australia Council
The duo become disciples of veena maestro Trivandrum Sri R.Venkataraman
They commence training in vocal music under Vidhushi Smt Rama Ravi
Ramnath serves as adjudicator for Veena at the third biennial Indian music competition held in Singapore by the National Arts Council of Singapore
Awarded the "A" grade by All India Radio and Doordarshan
The brothers receive the “Multicultural Award for Excellence - Contribution to Arts” from the Premier of the State of Victoria, Australia, Mr John Brumby
The duo feature in All India Radio's Sangeet Sammelan concerts in Mumbai
They are invited to participate in the Cleveland Tyagaraja Festival in Cleveland, USA
The brothers establish the annual Veena Festival in Melbourne, Australia, showcasing the glory of veena music through performances by young, upcoming & established artists from Australia & overseas
Perform in Jaffna & Colombo
Record for Rupavahini Television & the SriLankan Broadcasting Corporation
Perform at Melbourne Recital Centre's 10th anniversary (broadcasted live by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio Classic FM)
Concerts in Penang and Kualalumpur
The Iyer brothers celebrate 50 years of their musical journey with a concert “Our Journey” along with 5 of their senior disciples at the prestigious Melbourne Recital Centre
They also feature on the ABC News Breakfast TV show