Sujanaranjani, to commemorate the 602nd birth anniversary of Saint Annamacharya, is presenting a Carnatic vocal concert by Sattiraju Venu Madhav, on 29th May, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. He will be accompanied by Kolanka Saikumar on the violin, T P Balasubrahmanian on the mridangam and Sridharacharya on the tabla.
On this occasion, a book containing 102 rare keertanas of Saint Annamacharya, and a CD with compositions sung by various Carnatic vocalists, will be released by Padmabhushan Dr. K V Varaprasad Reddy, Chairman of Shantha Biotech; and by lyricist Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry.
Venu Madhav is a disciple of D Raghavachari (one of the Hyderabad Brothers). He was initiated early into music, at the age of 6, by his grandmother, late S M Rajyalakshmi. He continued his training from late Saagi Venkateswar Rao and E Savitri in the Nagarjuna College Of Music And Dance, Guntur.
He soon went on to complete his certificate course under Guru Haripriya (of the Hyderabad Sisters) and his diploma under late Vasa Padmanabham. Madhav is currently undergoing advanced training under D Raghavachari to further hone his talent.
Madhav has performed for major organizations including Nada Bharathi, the South Indian Cultural Association (SICA) and Vamsee Art Theatres International. He has also performed all over the world, including at South Africa, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Amsterdam, Costa Rica, Honduras, Antigua, Quito, Washington DC, Toronto, Chicago, California, Sanfransisco and Paris; and has released 5 albums on devotional songs.
Please contact Mahidhara Seetarama Sarma at 98493-02342 for further details.