If you're spending your Saturday evening in a violin concert, you're perhaps going to have a far more peaceful life. And if it is the Dwaram brothers, you get a headstart too!
The Nadatarangam Trust is organising a violin duet by Dwaram Durga Prasad and his younger brother Dwaram Satyanarayana Rao, on 16th September at the NTR Auditorium of the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University.
Dwaram Durga Prasad and Dwaram Satyanarayana will be accompanied on the mridangam by N Somayajulu and on the ghatam by P V Ramana Murthy. On this occasion, Dwaram Durga Prasad would be felicitated with the title Violin Ratna by the Nadatarangam Trust.
Dwaram Durga Prasad was initiated into Carnatic music on the violin at the age of 4, by his grandfather Venkata Krishnayya, and under the tutelage of his father Narasinga Rao Naidu. He won the first prize in Akashvani music competitions at the age of 15 in 1957. He creditably rendered a full-fledged recital on violin at the age of 20.
He is a top ranking artiste of Akashvani, and rendered solo performances for the South zone and the National hook-up programs of the All India Radio and Doordarshan, besides participating in Sangeeta Sammelans. He provided accompaniment to stalwarts Padma Bhushan awardee Dr Sripada Pinakapani, Dr Mangalampally Balamuralikrishna, flautist N Ramani, Nedunuri Krishna Murty, late Voleti and so on.
He also worked as a lecturer (violin) in M R Government Music College, Vizianagaram, for 24 years, and as its Principal for 18 years, before retirement in 2000.
Besides solo programmes in prestigious sangeeta sabhas all over the South, he gave a number of lecture demonstrations for SPIC-MACAY all over the United Kingdom and Ireland under the aegis of ICCR.
Please contact N Somayajulu of Nadatarangam Trust at 5527-6456 for further details.