Gobi Varatha-Rajan

Instrument/Style: Mridangam- Carnatic music

Member of Tarang since: 2015

Gurus: A.N Somaskanda Sarma, R.N Prathap, P. Satish-Kumar


Musical Background

Biggest influence of your music: My gurus and my parents

How did your Milapfest Journey start? My guru encouraging me to audition for Samyo

What is your proudest musical achievement to date? Performing on BBC radio and at the Royal Albert Hall.

I became a musician because… of my love for the Mridangam



Favourite artist: Patri Satish Kumar

If I could make my artistic dream come true, I would… have the opportunity to perform with world class artists.

When you’re not playing music, what is your favourite things to do? Listen to music

If I wasn’t a musician, I would be…. studying Economics at university, which I still do anyway.

What is your favourite musical memory? My first ever Mridangam lesson



Sum up Tarang in 3 words: Magic, Unique and Disruption

The thing I like most about being a Tarang member is… being a part of a group full of talented musicians

The thing I am most excited about as a Tarang member is… the endless possibilities the future holds for Tarang.