The Andhra Music Academy is organising its 8th Annual Music & Dance Festival from 1st to 7th February, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. The week long festival has some of best music vidhwans and most talented artistes of the current and the past generations performing, notably violinists Dwaram Mangatayaru and Dwaram Satyanarayana Rao, Bharatanatyam dancers Rajeshwari Sainath and Leela Samson, Carnatic vocalists Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Nityasree Mahadaven and Malladi Brothers, and Hindustani vocalists Jayateerth Mevundi and Sangeetha Kulkarni.
Today, third day, Sanjay Subramaniam will be reciting some Thyagaraja's keertanas and providing instrument support are M A Sunderasan on the violin, Srimushnam Raja Rao on the mridangam and K V Gopalakrishnan on the kanjira.
Sanjay Subramaniam's introduction to Carnatic music started at the young age of 7, with the violin. He started his training from V Lakshminarayana, until his manual dexterity was impaired by an accident.
He took to singing and received his initial training from his grand aunt, Rukmini Rajagopalan. The training under Calcutta K S Krishnamurthy led to innovations, and a blending of tradition and modernity further sharpened his skills. Sanjay is a graduate in Commerce, and a qualified Chartered and Cost Accountant.
Sanjay has performed with excellence and has enchanted music-loving audiences in Chennai as well as in Mumbai, Calcutta, Bangalore, Delhi and other places all over India. He has also toured Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, USA, Canada, UK and Oman. He is an A-grade artiste of the All-India Radio, Madras, and is a regular performer on Doordarshan and Sun TV.
The Andhra Music Academy was formed in 2001 to particularly sponsor, support and patronise music. In this endeavour, the academy has roped in some very eminent musicians into its advisory panel, like Dr Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna, Dr Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana and Nedunuri Krishna Murthy. The academy organises and conducts various music festivals every year and plans to soon organise these every month.
The entry to all the programs is free. Please contact 94401-93582/98480-59020 for further details.