What sets Mohan Krishna apart? Simple - 6 CDs, countless performances and titles, mastery over all Melakartas and Talas and an own school. Oh yes, there's one other thing, too. He is blind.
Shankar Math, as part of the Sri Sarada Sarannavaratra Mahotsavas from 22nd September to 2nd October, is organising a vocal concert by D V Mohana Krishna, on 27th September.
Mohan Krishna will be presenting keerthanas, mostly on Goddess Durga Devi, like Nannu Ganna Na Bhagyama, Meenakshi Jayada Varada and Sarasa Mukhi. He will be accompanied by D S Narayanan on the violin and Nemani Somiyajulu on the mridangam.
Mohan Krishna is a a blind vocalist and a prime disciple of Dr Mangalampally Bala Muralikrishna. He has done his Diploma in Music from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He has composed about 6 audio CDs of Annamachara Keerthanas. He has travelled extensively in India and abroad, giving countless performances and drawing huge applause from audience, the world over.
He has been conferred with various awards like Gaana Sudhanidhi and Lalitha Sangeeta Visaradha. He is now into teaching of music at his own institute, Raaga Vardhani, established in Nallakunta about 3 years ago.
With a husky voice, emotional gestures and effortless streams of swaras characterising his recitals, Mohana Krishna's mode of drawl in singing strikes deep into the hearts of the listeners. He is a staff artist at the All India Radio, Hyderabad. He gained mastery over all the 72 Melakartas (scales) and 35 Talas (rhythms), both in Carnatic and in light classical music, apart from proficiency in rendering the compositions of the legendary music trinity Shyama Sastry, Thyagaraja and Muthuswamy Dikshitar. He also excelled in singing his gurus compositions and has mastered almost 1,000 compositions at his fingertips.
Please contact the venue at 2766-7783 for further details.