He's won the ILSRK Award. If you don't know what it is, well, tonite you can certainly find out why.
Nada Bharathi is organising a Sangeet Sammelan from 4th to 11th December, at Sundarayya Vignana Kendra. Today, the 3rd day, Pratha Krishna Murthy of Rajahmundry will be presenting a Carnatic vocal recital, along with N C Anantha Krishna on the violin, P V Ramana Murthy on the mridangam and Sridhara Chary on the ghatam. The Chief Guest for the evening is K Basava Raju, Managing Trustee of Sanathana Dharma Charitable Trust.
Krishna Murthy is a disciple of Indira Kameswara Rao and G Annaji Rao of Visakhapatnam. He has been a B-High grade artiste of the All-India Radio since 1993, and has performed in several coordination programs, chain concerts, bhakti ranjinis and CD recordings of the AIR. He has performed in various music sabhas in the country, too, and won several awards like the Sri Sudarshana Chary Gold Medal and the ILSRK Award.
He has an M A in music and also a diploma in vocal and violin. Currently, he is working as a music teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Rajahmundry. He has sung 4 volumes of Thyagaraja Kritis, which were released in CD format by Dr Mangalampally Balamurali Krishna.
Nada Bharathi was started in 2000, by a renowned mridangist Yuva Sangeeta Bharathi Paravastu Srinivas Gopalan, who hails from a family of classical musicians. The basic objective of the organisation is to preserve, promote and propogate all forms of classical music, by increasing awareness through regular concerts.
Since its inception, it has conducted more than 500 concerts, concentrating not only on Carnatic music, but also on Hindustani music. The organisation has organised musical concerts of renowned vocalists, violinists, mridangists, flautists and vainikas.
The entry to the festival is through invitations only. For invitations and further details, please contact P Srinivas Gopalan at 93910-44910.