Tirumala Devi is organising a Carnatic vocal recital, at Kala Subbarao Kala Vedika, the mini hall of Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, this Saturday. She is going to render 15 rare keertanas of Annamayya composed by different composers, with no instrumental support except the tambura for the sruthi. In a unique experiment, she not only sings the keertanas, but also explains the meaning of each one of them.
In this program, she will be singing keertanas composed by different composers such as Nedunuri Krishna Murthy, Dr. Mangalampalli Bala Murali Krishna, M S Subbalakshmi and Parupalli Anantha Ramakrishna Sharma, and some which she has composed herself.
Tirumala Devi worked as a scientist at the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) for a period of 16 years. In spite of her work obligations, she gained a very good knowledge in music, be it Carnatic vocal, light music or Hindustani classical. She learnt Carnatic music from Padma Vibhushan Dr M Balamurali Krishna and D V Mohan Krishna, light music from M Chittaranjan, and Hindustani classical from Ram Subbamma. She has a P G Diploma in light music from the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, and is currently pursuing her 2nd year in music studies from Madras University.
She has given over 200 concerts at many temples including those in Mantralayam, Srisailam, Nandigama, TTD Hyderabad, Vargal, Chilukur, Keesara, Vemulavada, Sanghinagar, Indalvai, Satyasala and Yadagirigutta. She is a recipient of the National Merit Scholarship for P G academic excellence, and has won several prizes in light music.
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