For the music aficionados of the city, Kerala Fine Arts Society has come up with a grand treat. Thyagaraja Festival 2014 that commences on Tuesday and Wednesday will be graced by the presence of many talented musicians.
On Tuesday, there will be a carnatic vocal concert by Sriranjini Santhanagopalan at 6.30 pm. She will be accompanied by Trivandrum Sampath on the violin, Nanjil Arul on the mridangam and Thrikkakara Y N Shantaram on the ganjira. There will also be a veena concert by Prashanth Iyengar on Wednesday at 6.30pm. While Satish Varma will accompany the musician on the violin, Balakrishna Kamath and Mangad Pramod will play mridangam and ghatam respectively.
Sriranjini Santhanagopalan is a promising carnatic musician who has learned music under the tutelage of her father and guru, Neyveli R Santhanagopalan. Sriranjini has won many awards including the “Best vocalist” award from The Music Academy, Madras, for the year 2012.
The first inspiration for Prashant h Iyengar in music was his mother Padmasini Narasimhachar, who followed the Mysore Veene Subbanna tradition. Continuing his passion for the instrument, he studied under R K Suryanarayana and later adapted the gayaki styled, sahitya -oriented flow from the seasoned musician M S Gopalakrishnan.