REVIEW FOR CARNATIC VOCAL BY SALEM GAYATHRI VENKATESAN
Kalasagaram, as part of its monthly program of classical music, is organising a Carnatic vocal recital by Salem Gayathri Venkatesan, on 7th October, at the Keyes High School in Secunderabad. She will be supported on the violin by B Ananthakrishnan and on the mridangam by Madipakkam Suresh.
Gayathri's musical life was kindled under the guidance of her grandmother Rajammal, herself a disciple of the violin maestro Rajamanikkam Pillai. She had her early regular training under Ethapur Srinivasan and later under Sulochana Pattabhiraman, and is currently taking advanced training under her Guru Sangeetha Kala Acharya Prof. T R Subramanyam.
Gayathri stood first in the AIR music competitions, and has been directly graded A. She has won many awards, such as the Gandharva Vidhyadhara from Isai Pani Manram in 2002, the Youth Excellence Award from the Rotary Club in 2004 and the Isai Vallar from the Madras Connoisseurs' Club in 2006. She has done her M A and M Phil in music under the guidance of Dr. Radha Venkatachalam and her guru Prof. T R Subramanyam. Endowed with a rich and mellifluous voice further enhanced by ardent sadhana and pure classicism, Gayathri's music is quite absorbing and enjoyable.
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.