There are 2 ways to look at a man who performs for free. But there is only one way to look at Karlapalem Chandramouli. Lost for words.
To commemorate the birth anniversary of the great saint Thyagaraja, the Pallavi Academy Of Fine Arts is organising a Carnatic vocal recital by Karlapalem Chandramouli today, at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha in Chikkadpally. Chandramouli will be supported by Komanduri Seshadri on the violin and K Krishnaprasad on the mridangam.
Chandramouli is a disciple of Vinjamuri Varadaraja Iyengar of Chennai. He belongs to the senior genre of classical vocalists who have made their mark in imparting traditional music lessons to the next generation of music youngsters. He has been working at the Government Music College in Kurnool for over 30 years now.
He believes in the sampradaya kacheri system and music as a non-commercial commodity. That's why, as far as time permits, he goes anywhere and performs for a meager dakshina, or even for free. Because of his devotion towards teaching, he has participated in about 100 concerts till now, all over the country. He has performed in the city on a number of occasions.
The Pallavi Academy Of Fine Arts was founded in 1987 by Dr S K Venkatachary and his sister P B Krishna Bharati. Dr Venkatachary is a renowned classical singer and director of the institute, while Krishna Bharati is the Principal of the institute and a Kuchipudi dancer. The institute, in addition to Carnatic vocal, also teaches Kuchipudi dance and instrumental music.
For further details, please contact Dr S K Venkatachari at 98662-70592.