Date of Birth: 21.05.1958
Place of Birth: Thiruvananthapuram
Parents : Father Prof.N.E.MUTHUSWAMY
Mother Smt.A.SARASWATHY AMMAL
Kumaranasan Road, Kaloor Post.KOCHI -682017
Prof. M.BALASUBRAMONIAM , an accomplished performer of International repute , a Professor of Mridangam and former Principal of Chembai Memorial Government Music College, Palakkad assumed charge as the Principal of R.L.V.College of Music and Fine Arts, Tripunithura on Monday the 6th August 2012.
M.BALASUBRAMONIAM hails from a family of Musicians.He started learning the art of Mridangam at the age of seven under Travancore Palace Vidwan Sri.Krishna Iyengar. He had his advanced training in Mridangam from the Mridangam exponent Prof.Mavelikara K.Velukutty Nair , Prof.Palakkad C.S.Krishnamoorthy and Thiruvananthapuram Sri. V.Surendran.
He is the recipient of the Government of India Cultural Scholarship and fellowship of the Cultural Department of the Government of India. He is a graded artist of the All India Radio. He has to his credit good number of LP recordings in which he has accompanied for leading stalwarts in Carnatic Music. His Lecture and performances are telecasted in all leading T.V.Channels.
Joined Collegiate Education Department of the Government of Kerala as Tutor Grade II in Mridangam in the Sri Swathi Thirunal College of Music , Thiruvananthapuram on 18th June 1981.
Worked as Head of the Department of Mridangam in the R.L.V.College of Music and Fine Arts,Tripunithura and officiated as Professor and Head of the Department of Mridangam at Sri Swathi Thirunal College of Music, Thiruvananthapuram. From 3rd June 2011 to 4th August 2012, he was officiating as the Principal of Chembai Memorial Government Music College, Palakkad.
Mridanga Vidwan Sri.KRISHNA IYENGAR
Mridangam Exponent , Sangeetha Kala Acharya
Prof.Mavelikara K.VELUKUTTY NAIR
Mridanga Vidwan Sri.Thiruvananthapuram V.SURENDRAN
MRIDANGAM TEACHER CUM PERFORMER
The Indian Council For Cultural Relations of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India had deputed Prof.M.Balasubramoniam to Indonesia for teaching Mridangam in the Jawaharlal Nehru Indian Cultural Centre, Jakarta.
FOREIGN COUNTRIES VISITED
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
SOUTH AMERICA - VENIZUELA,CUBA,BOLIVIA / LAPAZ,BRAZIL
WEST AFRICA - DAKKAR, IVORY COAST,GHANA
SOUTH AFRICA- PRETORIA -JOHANSBURG,CAPE TOWN,DURBAN
EUROPE: GERMANY , SWITZERLAND,PARIS,AUSTRIA,ITALY,FINLAND
SOUTH EAST ASIA - INDONESIA,SINGAPORE,KULALUMPUR
Member in Academic Bodies.
SUCCESSION LIST OF PRINCIPALS
1. Prof.N.N.Narayana Bhagavathar 1956-57
2. Pro.K.R.Kumara Swamy Iyer 1957-66
3. Prof.K.S.Harihara Iyer 1966-68
4. Prof. NellaiT.V.Krishnamoorthy 1969-70
5. (Smt) Prof. Parassala B.Ponnammal 1970-80
6.Prof. Mavelikkara R.Prabhakara Varma 1981-84
7. Prof.Smt. S.Janaki 1984-85
8. Prof.T.P.Mani Iyer1985-86
9. Prof. K.K.Dharmarajan 1986-88
10. Prof. P.Leela 1988-94
11. Prof.V.I.Suku 1994-96
12. Prof.Avaneeswaram N.Ramachandran Pillai 1996-98
13. Prof.Tripunithura K.Lalitha 2000-02
14. Prof.P.S. Vanajam 2002-2009
15. Prof.R.Kamakshi 2009-2012