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karnATik Singers - Uma Ayyar
Uma Ayyar is a carnatic musician living in Sydney, Australia for the past 26 years. She gives both Classical and light music performances.
She had her initial training in music from her grandmother at the age of 8 and then from Shri. Shencotta Narayanan a disciple of Shri Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. She also had training from Shri Vechoor Harihara Subramanya Iyer and later from Shri. J. Venkatraman of Trichy
Uma was the Gold Medalist for her Masters Degree in Music from Kerala University. She has received many prizes and awards for music during her school and university days.
She has served as Assistant Professor of Music in Seetha Lakshmi Ramaswamy College in Trichy after obtaining her Masterís Degree.
She was a B Grade artist in AIR Trichy and AIR Trivandrum and has performed numerous music radio programs in India.
Uma has given both carnatic as well as light music concerts in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne on behalf of various cultural, religious and charity organizations in Australia like Sri Venkateswara Temple, Sydney Murugan Temple, Sydney Ayyappa Swamy Temple, Ozindcare, Abhayakaram, NSW Welfare Association, Sydney Tamil Mantram, Sydney Malayalee Association, Eelam Tamil Association, to name a few.
She is one of the founding members of Sydney Music Circle and is very active in it for the past 23 years. Uma with her team organizes Swathi Thirunal Music Festival in Sydney every year.