Most people's work is reflected in their biodatas, but Seshayya Sastry's work is reflected in thousands of biodatas - all the students who owe their careers to him. See the man himself on stage tonite.
On the occasion of Musiri Subramanya Iyer's vardhanti, Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha is organising a music concert of renowned musicians, like vocalists Puranam Purushothama Sastry and P V Seshayya Sastry, and vainika D Srinivas, on 9th April. The second concert of the day will see P V Seshayya Sastry recite some Thyagaraya keertanas, with music support from R Dinakar on the violin and D S R Murthy on the mridangam.
Seshayya Sastry is the Principal of the Sri Thyagaraya Government College Of Music at Ramkote, Hyderabad. He is a senior artiste in the field of music, and has been performing over the last 30 years. He has worked as Lecturer and Principal in various government music colleges. Artistes like Vizianagaram D Vardhini, London Vamsi Krishna, M V P Saraswati and M V Nagalakshmi are some of his disciples who earned recognition worldwide.
He initially trained under Pulavarti Rama Dikshitulu, and thereafter with Susarla Sivaram and Nedunuri Krishna Murthy. He has given performances in various cities in India like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Bilaspur, and also in New Jersey, Chicago and New York, besides, of course, Hyderabad.
Musiri Subramanya Iyer was one of the giants of Carnatic music during the beginning of this century, and is credited with modernising the centuries-old music. He was born in 1899, and debuted in the world of Carnatic music in 1920. Since then, he became a regular on the concert circuit. He was blessed with a beautiful high pitched voice with perfect tonal purity.
Iyer was a great exponent of bhava, bringing out the full emotional content of the krithis that he sang. Several honors and awards were showered on him. In 1939, he was awarded the Sangeetha Kalanidhi by the Music Academy of Chennai. In 1967, he was made a Fellow of the Sangeet Natak Academy. The President honored him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971.
Please contact the venue at 2763-8241 for further details.