Jayshree Ramachandran OAM
Jayshree Ramachandran was honoured with the award of the MEDAL OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (OAM) in the Queens Honour in 2019, for services to the performing arts through Indian music and dance . The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent means by which Australia recognises the outstanding and meritorious service of its citizens.
Jayshree is an accomplished Carnatic Music Vocalist from Mumbai, India. She inherits her talent from a family where music has been the way of life for generations. Jayshree was initiated into music by her late mother Smt. Mangalam Muthuswamy, a distinguished Veena player of international repute from Mumbai.
Blessed with natural talent and flair for the art form, and endowed with a powerful and melodious voice .Her Gurus Shri S Ramachandran and Mrs T.R. Balamani are teachers of international repute. Jayshree considers herself indeed fortunate to have been under their tutelage and guidance, which has given her the sound foundation rising to be the musician of a high calibre that she is, today. Jayshree embellished her musical skills when she had the privilege of advanced training from Late Sangeeta Kalanidhi Sri K.V.Narayanaswamy. Their guidance and inspiration, combined with her dedication and innovative search of excellence have shaped her into a high-calibre artiste.
Jayshree arrived in Melbourne in 1989. Since her arrival, Jayshree has contributed enormously to the cultural scene here in Australia, both as a distinguished performer and as a devoted teacher. Her performance has won her several awards and accolades both locally, interstate across Australia and overseas.
Jayshree is the Vice president for FIMD - Federation Of Indian Music and Dance established primarily to promote Residents Talent of Melbourne- Australia
Jayshree received an Award for "Outstanding Services to Music and Arts" from Federation of Indian Association (FIAV) in 2012.
Jayshree was the recipient of the Victorian award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs in 2007, in recognition of her meritorious service and exemplary commitment to Victoria's multicultural community. The award acknowledges the important role Jayshree has played in promoting the awareness of cultural diversity and contributing to a culture of mutual respect and understanding.
Jayshree also received the Arumuga Navalar Award in 2004 from the Tamil Society of Victoria for her invaluable contributions to the arts community.
Jayshree has contributed to a number of fund raising community events in Victoria including concerts to raise funds for the Vakrathunda Vinayagar Hindu Temple and Shiva Vishnu Temple in Melbourne .She has performed for most of the cultural organisations in Australia.
Jayshree has made enormous contribution to the dance scene in Melbourne. She has provided Vocal support for several Dance Drama Productions and Arangetrams.
Jayshree continues to nourish and nurture the art form through dedicated performance and teaching.