(Singer and Composer)
Manickam Yogeswaran’s musical career spans more than four decades. During childhood he was trained in Carnatic music and Tamil Isai from his teachers the late “Sangita Bhushanam” S. Balasingam and the late Sangita Bhushanam” P. Muthukumarasamy. He is a disciple of the world-renowned musician “Padmabhushan”, “Sangita Kalanidhi” Sri T V Gopalakrishnan from South India.
Yogeswaran is the co-artistic director at the Global Music Academy in Berlin. He is also one of the co-artistic directors of the GMA. He also teaches Carnatic vocal, mridangam and flute at the Academy. Yogeswaran performs in an eclectic range of styles with two of his own ensembles, “Carnatic music ensemble” to his collaboration with European musicians “Carnatic Comfort Zone” with western instruments.
Yogeswaran was conferred the prestigious ‘Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Centenary Celebrations commemorative Award’ for his significant services to Karnataka Music on a global level in Mysore in 2018.
Yogeswaran was the first Tamil voice to hit Hollywood after singing on Jocelyn Pook’s haunting soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut”. He performed a song composed by Jocelyn Pook as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee in June 2012. He performed “Voices across the world” at the Royal Opera House/Lndon and played a role as Mahatma Gandhi in a musical celebrating the Bi – centenary of the Norwegian constitution. The musical “Stemmer” was composed by the British composer Orlando Gough and performed with the Bergen National Orchestra in Norway.
Yogeswaran received acclaim for his concerts at festivals such as BBC Proms, Womad, Glastonbury, Montreaux Jazz Festival, Vienna festival, Arts and Ideas Festival USA, Sacred Music Festival-Berlin and at the Bergen International Festival-Norway. His concerts are a regular feature at the December music festival in Chennai since1994. His latest recording for Orlando Gough’s sound track for the project Bruce Munro’s “SOLAR” light installations will be played on 68 highest towers in California