Kalasagaram is organising its annual Youth Festival of Music, from 22nd to 24th February, at the Keyes High School for Girls, Secunderabad. The 3-day music festival will feature young and upcoming vocalists of Carnatic music, Poornima Krishnan, Maharajapuram S Ganesh Viswanathan and N Harish, performing everyday at 6:30pm.
Today, the last day, young vocalist from Chennai, N Harish, will be performing a Carnatic vocal recital. Harish started learning classical Carnatic vocal music from Akhila Siva, and subsequently came under the tutelege of Late Sri Vairamangalam Lakshminarayanan for a few years. Currently he is the disciple of N Vijay Siva.
Harish started giving vocal concerts from 1997, and ever since has performed under the aegis of several leading sabhas such as Kartik Fine Arts, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Bharat Kalachar, Music Academy (Spirit of Youth Series) and Thyagabrahma Gana Sabha. He has won many prizes in various music competitions, including in songs from Thevaram, Thirupugazh and Divyaprabhandham. He is a recipient of Bharat Kalachar Scholarship for vocal music, and one from the CCRT for classical violin.
Harish is gifted with a rich voice, and sticks to pure classicism and tradition in his singing. He will be accompanied by Roopa Rajagopalan on the violin (a disciple of Lalgudi Srimathi), and by Kumbakonam Swaminathan on the mridangam (a disciple of Poongulam Subramaniam).
Kalasagaram is a South-Indian cultural association situated in the East Nehru Nagar of East Marredpally, and has been organising Carnatic music concerts for more than 35 years. The concerts are usually held in the open-air theater of the Keyes High School campus. The singers are generally from outside Hyderabad, usually amateurs and upcoming artistes, and quite competent. Kalasagaram also occasionally stages South-Indian classical dances and Tamil plays.
Please contact Rajagopalan of Kalasagaram at 2773-1775 for further details.