KOCHI: A Carnatic vocal concert by S Aishwarya, the great granddaughter of M S Subbulakshmi, will be held at the TDM Hall here on Friday. Aiswarya, started to learn the basics fof Carnatic music at the age of four, on 1999 Vijayadasami Day, under the guidance of M S Subbulakshmi and Radha Viswanathan. Later, she became a disciple of Vidushi Jambu Kannan. She was also well versed in Veena under the guidance of expert M Sankara Narayanan.
Her greatest encouragement came from none other than her grandmother when one day, the great M S heard Aiswarya sing ‘Bhavayami Gopala Balam’. MS told her granddaughter that she would take her name across. Although she began her basic lessons at home, Aiswarya is equally thankful to Jambu Kannan, her guru in Bangalore, who nurtured her into a talented singer.
She now practising Hindustani music from Pandit Nagaraja Rao Havildar who is a disciple of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.
Aiswarya had already conducted music programmes at various venues in India and abroad. She held concerts at the Thyagaraja Aradhana festival in the United States and at the international music festival in Dubai.
The progrmme is being organised by the Bank Employees Arts Movement, Ernakulam (BEAMS) and will commence at 6.30 pm. Artists from Thrissur Akashavani,including C S Anuroop and K Jayakrishnana, will accompany her on the violin and Veena respectively. Vellattanjur Sreejith will play the Ghatam.
Beame plans to stage play next month. They include ‘Padachonte Choru’ written by Uroob, ‘Nilavilakku’ by Kovilan and ‘Marana Shiskha’ by Ashtamoorthy. The play will be presented by Thrissur Nadaka Souhrdam and will be held in June 17 at TDM Hall. People who are not bank or insurance employees can also join Beame by paying an annual fee of Rs 1,000.