On the occasion of its 5th anniversary, Sangeeta Ksheerasagaram is presenting a violin recital by Kokkonda Subrahmanya Sarma, on 17th October, at Kala Subbarao Kala Vedika, the mini hall of Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha. Providing him musical support are K Krishna Prakash on the mridangam and Maturi Haribabu on the ghattam.
Kokkonda Subrahmanya Sarma is a retired violin staff artiste of the All-India Radio. He started learning Carnatic music lessons in the traditional gurukula system under the guidance of his brother-in-law Gundu Suryanarayana Murthy, and later on had his advanced lessons from Late Garimella Srirama Murthy, a veteran violinist, for 20 years. He thereafter obtained a Diploma in Carnatic Music.
Sarma accompanied with his violin, great masters in the field of Carnatic music like Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhavatar, Dr M L Vasantha Kumari, Mridangam Vidwan Palghat Mani Iyer, Dr Sripada Pinakapani, Dr Nedunuri Krishna Murty, flute legend Dr N Ramani, Vidwan Voleti Venkateswarlu, Maharajapuram Santanam, T N Seshagopalan, T V Sankaranarayan, M S Bala Subrahmanya Sarma and T Brinda, all over India and also abroad.
Subrahmanya Sarma was honored with the Vayuleena Vidwat Sekhara title by the Akhilandhra Sangeeta Parishad of Rajahmundry, the Vayuleena Sudhakara title by the Sri Rama Samajam of Kakinada, the Sunada Vayuleena Vidwan title by His Holiness Ganapati Sachhidananda Swami of the Mysore Datta Peetham, the Annual Sree Rama Navami Puraskar Award of Sanatana Dharma Charitable Trust by His Holiness Kandukuri Sivananda Murty of Bhimunipatnam, and the Sangeeta Nidhi title by the Uttara Center For Performing Arts, Hyderabad.
Formed in 2002 by a senior vocalist V Ananda Mohan, Sangeeta Ksheerasagaram has been organizing classical music shows in memory of Late Uppalapati Ankaiah. As a tribute to the legend, it promotes upcoming and established artists by inviting them to perform in these concerts.
Please contact V Ananda Mohan at 2761-4978/99495-90755 for further details.