At 26, Krishna'd be expected to be singing in youth concerts. But 26 is youth
for the rest of the world. Krishna stopped that kind of thing when he was, like,
As part of SICA's 42nd Annual Festival of Music and Dance, the young and eminent artist T M Krishna will perform during the third day.
With mastery over raga and thala, Thodur Madabusi Krishna, better known as T M Krishna, allures the listener not only with his voice and singing but also with his pleasing personality. Endowed with a powerful and expressive voice, young Krishna is storming ahead rapidly to carve a niche for himself in the world of Carnatic music, and promises to be a top-notch performer in the years to come.
His resonant and mellifluous voice enchants even the first-time listener. His complete involvement and his ability to unfold ragas with ease have left many a listener lost in his music. And his renditions of Vilamba Kalam (slow tempo) compositions are a treat.
Born on 22 January 1976 into a family of art connoisseurs, Krishna was in a world of music right from his birth, and it was no surprise when he started picking up songs from his mother, a music graduate. Seeing this, she put him under the tutelage of Seetharama Sharma at the age of six.
An economics graduate from Vivekananda College in Chennai, Krishna is an economics buff, too. But when he entered the second year of graduation, it became clear to him that Carnatic music would be his profession.
Krishna has been performing from the age of 12, and his first concert was at the Spirit of Youth series organized by Music Academy. Now though he is a busy musician and is mostly on the move, he still learns from Seetharama Sharma and Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. He has also undergone special pallavi training under Chengalpet Ranganthan.
Krishna has also authored the first-ever Carnatic music appreciation album titled 'Learning To Appreciate Carnatic Music', and has authored a book on Professor Sambamurthy along with other musicians.
Please contact Chakrapani, SICA, at 761-4374 for further details.