Tonite, Shilparamam is trying the chords of Lalitha's "Vichitra Veena" to soothe its Sunday audiences. Yes, there's only one way to find out.
Shilparamam, as a part of its weekend musical program, is presenting a "Vichitra Veena" recital by Emani Lalitha Krishna tonite.
Lalita Krishna received her training in the veena from her mother Lakshmisuramma Somaajulu initially, and further lessons from veteran violin vidhwan Annavarapu Ramaswami. She once got fascinated by the famous Ravi Kiran of Chennai, playing the vichitra veena (or gottu vadyam as it is otherwise called), and altered her veena to a vichitra veena.
She decided to train with the vichitra veena under the tutelage of Ravi Kiran, and got herself enrolled as his disciple in Chennai. So impressed was Ravi Kiran with her learning skills and talent, that he even presented her with a gottu vadyam.
Lalitha today has the distinction of being the only gottu vadyam player in Andhra Pradesh. She is also proficient with the mandolin. She is an A-grade veena artiste of the All India Radio.
In addition to her performances in the twin cities, she has also given various performances in Visakhapatnam, Narsapur, Vijayawada and Chennai. She's now established a dancing school under the name Sri Sharada Schol Of Music And Dance, in which she teaches Carnatic vocal, veena, mandolin and Bharatanatyam.
Please contact Lalitha Krishna at 6594-5893 or the venue at 2310-0455 for further details.