Sri Rama Gana Sabha is organising the 42nd Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana Music Festival
from 20th to 31st January at New Nallakunta Ramalayam.
Dr. Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana will be presenting a Carnatic vocal recital on 28th January, and he will be accompanied by P Poornachandar on the violin and P Srinivas Gopalan on the mridangam.
Nookala started as a violin student under Kambhampati Akkaji Rao, who led him to Mangalampally Pattabhiramayya at Vijayawada. He then made his way to Vizianagaram to learn under the violinist Prof. Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu. Nookala accompanied Prof. Naidu on his concerts all over India. Prof. Naidu later introduced Nookala to Dr. Sripada Pinakapani.
He has worked as a professor and principal at many music colleges in Vizianagaram, Hyderabad, Vijaywada and Tirupati. He has also won several awards including Annamacharya Vidwanmani (Sri Annamacharya Project of North America, Chicago), Nada Nidhi, Nada Hridayagna, Nada Sudharnava, Sangeeta Sarvabuama, Sangeeta Ksheera Sagara, Lakshya Lakshana Marthanda, Sangeeta Sudhakara, Emipatus Fellowship from Govt. of India, President's Sangeeta Nataka Academy Award and Senior Fellowship of Deparment of Culture, Govt. of India.
Nookala has had the honor of being the Asthana Vidwan of Sri Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (Tirupati and Pittsburg), Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham of Kanchi, Sringeri Sankara Peetham of Sringeri, Pushpagiri Peetham of Pushpagiri, and Ganapati Sachidananda Ashram of Mysore.
He is a top-ranking performer on AIR and Doordarshan. He has travelled throughout the world covering the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore and Mauritius. He has given performances, lectures and demonstrations, and has conducted workshops in universities that include Cambridge and Oxford, and in places like Edinburgh, London and Wakefield in the UK, and Wesllien, Wisconsin, Colombia and Colorado in the USA.
Sri Rama Gana Sabha is one of the oldest cultural associations in the twin cities. It was established in 1949 by Carnatic singer Koniki Satyanarayana Rao. The association organises Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana Music Festival every year.
Please contact 6516-7275 for further details.