An unfortunate accident impaired his ability to play the violin. It turned out that it wasn't so unfortunate after all. More so for all the innumerable fans of his singing.
Sri Chandrasekharendra Sangeeta Educational Society is organising the 8th Annual Festival & Aradhana of Satguru Sri Thyagaraja Swamy at Keyes High School For Girls, from 24th to 28th January. Some of the best artistes of Carnatic music will be performing at the 5-day festival, including O S Thiyagarajan, Nithyasree Mahadevan, Sanjay Subramanyam, S Sashank, Garimella Balakrishna Prasad, Peri Thyagaraju, and many young and upcoming artistes.
Today, the 3rd day, renowned Carnatic vocalist Sanjay Subramanyam from Chennai along with S Varadarajan on the violin, K Arun Prakash on the mridangam and N Somayajulu on the ghatam, will be performing. Sanjay Subramaniam's introduction to Carnatic music started at the young age of 7, with the violin. He started his training from V Lakshminarayana, until his manual dexterity was impaired by an accident.
He took to singing and received his initial training from his grand aunt, Rukmini Rajagopalan. The training under Calcutta K S Krishnamurthy led to innovations, and a blending of tradition and modernity further sharpened his skills. Sanjay is a graduate in Commerce, and a qualified Chartered and Cost Accountant.
Sanjay has performed with excellence and has enchanted music-loving audiences in Chennai as well as in Mumbai, Calcutta, Bangalore, Delhi and other places all over India. He has also toured Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, USA, Canada, UK and Oman. He is an A-grade artiste of All India Radio, Madras, and is a regular performer on Doordarshan and Sun TV.
Sri Chandrasekharendra Sangeeta Educational Society was founded in 2000, to impart and spread Carnatic vocal music to music lovers of all ages. It was established by S Chandrasekhar, a renowned vocalist, who has a diploma in Carnatic vocal. He teaches about 50 students, both young and old. Every Sunday, he also teaches Annamacharya Keertanas from 3pm to 5pm, free of cost to anyone eager to learn. The society also organises various music concerts of local upcoming and established artistes, and renowned classical musicians from Chennai.
The entry to the program is free. For further details, please contact the S Chandrasekhar at 2780-5161/93910-11704/98661-87955.