He gave his maiden concert at the age of 9. And that has been the most modest of his achievements hence. D Srinivas, live tonite.
On the occasion of Musiri Subramanya Iyer's vardhanti, Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha is organising a music concert of renowned musicians, like vocalists Puranam Purushothama Sastry and P V Seshayya Sastry, and vainika D Srinivas, on 9th April. The inaugural concert of the day is by D Srinivas with a veena recital. He will be accompanied on the violin by M Surya Deepthi, and on the mridangam by Nemani Somayajulu.
D Srinivas, once a child prodigy in the veena, was born in a family of musicians at Hyderabad. His mother D L Tulasi was a popular veena artiste, and having identified Srinivas' taste in and talent for the instrument, initiated and encouraged him to pursue and master the art.
Srinivas gave his maiden concert at the age of 9 for the All-India Radio, Hyderabad. He is a disciple of Vidwan N S Srinivasan, who was his guru and master architect, and who introduced him as an artiste with laudable individual traits. Srinivas was a scholarship holder from the Andhra Pradesh Sangeeta Nataka Academy for 6 years. He has participated in almost all the prestigious Gana Sabhas, and has been the recipient of many awards for his performances.
Srinivas holds the record of being the youngest A-grade veena artiste to play at the National Program of Music, relayed live all over the nation from the studios of All India Radio, Hyderabad. He has also presented many a classical symphony concert, using Indian classical instruments.
He performed for the President of India, the Prime Minister of India, the Singapore Prime Minister, the Indo-German Business Summit, Japanese business delegates, the Mauritius Prime Minister, the World Bank President and the Indo-Asean Business Summit delegates, to name a few. He also has the titles of Veena Vidwanmani, Veena Praveena and Raga Sudhakara to his credit.
Musiri Subramanya Iyer was one of the giants of Carnatic music during the beginning of this century, and is credited with modernising the centuries-old music. He was born in 1899, and debuted in the world of Carnatic music in 1920. Since then, he became a regular on the concert circuit. He was blessed with a beautiful high pitched voice with perfect tonal purity.
Iyer was a great exponent of bhava, bringing out the full emotional content of the krithis that he sang. Several honors and awards were showered on him. In 1939, he was awarded the Sangeetha Kalanidhi by the Music Academy of Chennai. In 1967, he was made a Fellow of the Sangeet Natak Academy. The President honored him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971.
Please contact the venue at 2763-8241 for further details.