Suresh has performed in the company of legends Dr Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Dr S Balachander, Palghat K V Narayanaswamy, D K Jayaraman, Dr Balamurali Krishna, Guruji T V Gopalakrishnan, Sri T N Krishnan, Lalgudi Jayaraman, M S Gopalakrishnan, N Ramani, Dr T K Murthy, Palghat Raghu, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Trichy Sankaran, Guru Karaikkudi Mani Ustad Alla Rakah, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Bickram Ghosh and most of the eminent musicians of the present Indian scene. Suresh has the unique credit of sharing the stage with Guitarists Larry Coryell, Peter Sprague, Pianist Paul Grabowsky, Leszek Możdżer and Alister Spence, Trombone wizard Adrien Sheriff, Saxophonists Sandy Evens, George Brookes, Trumpet maestro Scot Tinkler, Drummers Pete Lockett, Taffa Cissé, Greg Ellis, Percussionists Zohar Fresco, Vannessa Tomilnson, Alisandro Tomasitti and Composer Eero Hämeenniemi.
Suresh has been hailed as the “Numero Uno Classical ghatam" , Rocking power house of ghatam" and “Jonty Rhodes of Laya intricacies” by reviewers and Critics. He was on a Fellowship granted by Govt. of India between 2014-16.
Titles Given to Suresh Vaidyanathan:
Asthana vidwan of
"Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham"
" Sri Ahobhila mutt"
"Sri Datta Avadootha Peetham, Mysore"
"Laya vadya Chatura"
"Nada oli" "Gandharva Gana Ratna"
Trained by illustrious musicians like T R Harihara Sharma, T H Vinayakaram, Sangita Kalanidhi Dr T V Gopalakrishnan and Umayalpuram Narayanaswamy iyer, Suresh has gained pre-eminence with his unique fingering techniques, sound modulation and aesthetic accompaniment. combining two authentic schools viz, Palani Krishna iyer’s and Umayalpuram Kothandarama iyer’s. Majority of the next generation ghatam players today are students and inspired followers of Suresh Vaidyanathan.
A Guinness Book of World Records holder for longest Healing concert Participation, Suresh is the only ghatam player recorded for Pop legend Paul Simon for his recent Album “So beautiful or so what!”
Besides composing music, he is also a creative writer about music and Society and has penned many a poems in tamil.
Profile of ghatam Suresh Vaidyanathan
Internationally acclaimed and respected for his profound knowledge of Indian rhythm and melody ,Suresh Vaidyanthan has revolutionized the art of playing ghatam with his aesthetic aggressive style.
Hailed as the Pele of Percussion, this Inimitable Maverick on Clay pot is acknowledged for his technical supremacy and elegant spontaneity.
Suresh’s energetic performances with top drummers internationally, his luminous compositions, enlightening workshops on Indian music and drumming and his teaching abilities, have brought him global respect through Jazz festivals to Drum festivals and from Universities to music schools around the world for three and a half decades now.
Holding a Masters degree in Rhythmology from University of Madras, Suresh holds a masters in Commerce, Diploma in Sanskrit and currently pursuing PhD in Ghatam