Dr. Shruti Jauhari

A rare blend of Performing Artist, Teacher, Historian, Author & Guru on Hindustani Classical Music. Highly Creative and Melodious due to which the Khayaal Gayaki & Thumri comes to her naturally.


Press Reviews, Articles and News Reports

Apr 10, 2015

There is a crying need for value and wisdom-based education, writes SHRUTI JAUHARI who extols the virtues of holistic schooling inspired by the gurukul system.
Whenever we talk of improvement in education, we at once direct our attention to systems outside our country. Perhaps we need to look within, travel back in time, to rediscover ways to improve quality of education in India. Let’s revisit the gurukul system of education that was prevalent in earlier times, long before the Indic region was subject to foreign invasions and colonisation that brought in new systems of education.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Express Features

CHENNAI: When you think about putting together a music tribute to Lata Mangeshkar, there are a plethora of options.  And with this long list comes an inherent disadvantage of leaving out many numbers. However, Shruti-Samvaad and the Geetanjali Sangeet Academy pulled off the challenge with a comprehensive tribute on Sunday at The Music Academy.
Covering four decades of the singer’s career, the show comprised rare numbers and classical hits, apart from duets, rendered by singer and musicologist Shruti Jauhari. Joining Shruti in the musical voyage were Anand Madhavan and Mahesh Damani.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 
Express Features
CHENNAI: Ek Shaam Lata Ke Naam by Shruti-Samvaad will present the classic and classical numbers of Lata Mangeshkar.
A voice that enthralled music lovers for close to six decades, Lata Mangeshkar has a wide repertoire of memorable numbers. City-based singer and musicologist Shruti Jauhari will present the magical numbers, spanning four decades from the 40s to 80s, to bring together a list of the celebrated singer’s finest songs on November 16.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Amritapa Basu @timesgroup Chennai: 
As one who has taught Hindustani classical in Carnatic land for 18 years, Dr Shruti Jauhari does not view the two forms of music as separate entities. Rather, they are like two daughters who migrated to different parts of the country and evolved, says the Hindustani classical vocalist. 
“When it comes to learning technique, Hindustani classical and Carnatic may be different but if you look at the background, they share the same history and theory. The dichotomy has come about only in the last 700-800 years,” says Jauhari.

Monday, March 31, 2014 07:32 AM 

Setting the pitch, the Shruti way

On a serious note, she believes that the debate about which system of music is greater should end. “We should be proud that one country we have two giant systems of music,” she adds.
The real need of the hour is quality control, she admits, “Artistes had a very responsible role, earlier. But now everyone is on a quest to do something different. There is no way you can ascertain the success or failure of the experiment. We don’t just need Tansen, we also need kan-sens.”
Shruti says she is a constant learner. “I most importantly learnt to keep learning. That was the biggest lesson.”

Janani Sampath

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Shruti Jauhari- Taking Hindustani music to gen next:

BHOPAL: A scientist - zoologist to be particular-Shruti Jauhari has come a long way to be recognized as a noted Hindustani classical music vocalist. Jabalpur-born Shruti, faculty head of Hindustani classical music at K M Music Conservatory (Chennai) an initiative by noted music maestro A R Rahman, was in Bhopal on Saturday in connection with a vocal performance at Bharat Bhawan. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:48 AM

I follow Mahatma Kabir’s view “Moko kahaan dhoonde re bande, mein to tere paas mein; Na mandir mein, Na masjid mein, Na kaabe kailas mein, mein to tere paas mein (“Where do you search me? I am all around you”).

September 12, 2012
Shruti Jauhari’s lec-dem on elements of Hindustani music on September 30

December 22, 2011

In their eagerness to perform, aspirants neglect the learning process.
It is said “art begins where science ends.” It is unfortunate that we have seized to regard music as a science and have moved on quickly to the art or creative elements. Hence there is no urgency and the need to learn this craft technically. It is being disrespectful towards one’s art if attempts are made before learning the intricacies.  
August 19, 2011

Shruti Jauhari's book on Hindustani classical music packs quite a bit of information.

Shruti, who is a performing artist herself and a teacher of Hindustani music at the KMM Conservatory, Chennai, packs her tome with valuable information about the evolution and the current state of the art form.

She provides an academic overview of Hindustani music by dividing the book into seven main chapters. It begins with historical details, and then moves on to the basics – swar, raag, taan and the singing process.  

February 08, 2008
Open-throated taans and catchy beat-based compositions had the audience rooted to the recitals at Hamsadhwani.
Shruthi Jauhari’s effortless reach over 2-1/2 octaves, in combination with piercing sharpness and clarity of voice stood the talented artiste in excellent stead. Languid curves traversed the breadth of Mian Ki Malhar and open-throated taans add ressed ‘Bijri Chamke’ in madhya lay.


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