Ghatam Suresh Vaidyanathan
Suresh is a highly regarded ghatam player. T.V. Gopalakrishnan, became Suresh’s guru when Suresh was 12 years old, after he had learned a strong laya foundation and basics of mridangam and ghatam under the tutelage of Sri T R Harihara Sharma and ghatam maestro Vikku Vinayakaram. Suresh is an exponent of the Kothandaramaiyer Bani in ghatam playing, taught to him by Umayalpuram Narayanaswamy iyer.
As a ghatam player Suresh has gained preeminence with his unique fingering techniques, sound modulation in robust solos and aesthetic accompaniment. He is also proficient in a variety of Indian percussion instruments like mridangam, kanjira, tavil, konakkol and morsing and a few Latin percussion instruments.