At 30 years of age, several say Krishna has already peaked as a singer. We hope not.
Kalasagaram, on the occasion of its 39th Annual Cultural Festival Of Music, Dance And Drama from 24th November to 3rd December, is organising a Carnatic vocal recital by T M Krishna today, the 7th day, at Bhagyalakshmi Kalabhavan in the Keyes Girls' High School. Krishna will be supported by R K Shriram Kumar on the violin, and K Arun Prakash on the mridangam.
T M Krishna has a resonant and mellifluous voice, and his strict adherence to classicism has made him one of the leading Carnatic vocal musicians and a highly sought-after artiste. He is the youngest singer to occupy the top slot in almost every major music festival.
Brought up under the tutelage of Vidhwan Seetharama Sarma at the young age of 6, and trained in Raagam, Thanam and Pallavi by Chengalput Ranganathan, Krishna had advanced training under Sangeeta Pitamaha Dr Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer for more than 7 years.
Only 30 years now, he has travelled extensively in India, South Africa, North America, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle-East, performing to huge applause from connoisseurs and critics. He is known for his tremendous Manodharma and Sampradaya singing. His vilamba kala kriti renditions are soaked with bhakti and bhaava.
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 always held in the Keyes High School campus in the open-air theater. 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.
The entry to this cultural festival is by daily donor passes of Rs. 100, Rs. 50 & Rs. 25 per head. Season passes are also available for Rs. 400, Rs. 300 & Rs. 200 per head. Please contact Rajagopalan of Kalasagaram at 2773-1775 for further details.