Vignana Samithi is organising the Annual Thyagaraja Aradhana Music Festival, from 27th January to 2nd February, at the Anand Nagar Community Hall, Khairatabad. The week long festival will feature both senior and junior artistes performing daily.
Today, the 4th day, T V Sankaranarayanan will be performing a Carnatic vocal recital. He will accompanied by M Surya Deepthi on the violin, P Jayabhaskar on the mridangam and P Srinivas Gopalan on the morsing.
A popular Carnatic vocalist, T V Sankaranarayanan was born into a musical family in 1945 in Mayavaram. His maternal uncle was the legendary vocalist Madurai Mani Iyer. TVS got his training from his father T S Vembu Ayyar and Madurai Mani Iyer.
TVS started singing with his father was he was 15. He was initially set to become a lawyer and even enrolled in the Madras High Court as an advocate in 1967. But he finally decided to become a musician, and started giving concerts in 1968. He hasn't looked back since then, and has been one of the most sought-after concert artistes.
TVS owes his popularity to the style developed by his guru and uncle. His enthusiasm and zest even now, after so many years on stage, is enthalling. He usually sings krithis which were the favorite of Madurai Mani Iyer. His intricate and interesting swara patterns are his strength. He has received several awards in his long career, including the Padma Bhushan from the Govt. of India and the prestigious title of Sangeetha Kalanidhi in 2003.
Vignana Samithi, which is in its 31st year of existence, tries to propagate and spread music, by organising music concerts, every month. It provides platform for upcoming artistes by giving opportunities and at the same time getting senior artistes to perform and conduct workshops. Many senior artistes had performed for the organisation, such as Dr. Balamurali Krishna, Malladi Brothers, Hyderabad Brothers and Sankaranarayanan.
Please contact Suri Venkateswarlu, Secretary of Vignana Samithi at 2339-8743/2330-4253 for further details.