India's top carnatic music vocalist in Colombo
T.M. Krishna one of India's most leading artists in the world of
carnatic music and an icon for undiluted classical music tradition will
grace the at the Lionel Wendt Theatre on January 31 at 7 p.m. This
unique event is being organized by the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust,
International Centre for Ethnic Studies and Law and Society Trust on the
occasion of Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam's 66th birth anniversary.
T.M. Krishna has been performing from the tender age of 12. Today he
is the youngest singer to occupy the top slot in almost every major
carnatic music festival in India and abroad. From a very early age he
was exposed to the classical arts, especially carnatic classical music.
He has traveled widely in India and abroad and won applause from
connoisseurs and critics. Krishna has been on tours to South Africa,
North America, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East numerous
times. His rendering has always been differentiated with aesthetics in
conception and execution to a great degree.
This top performer has also authored many books to his credit. He
authored the first ever Carnatic music appreciation album titled
'Learning to Appreciate Carnatic Music,' in a joint effort with the
musicians Vijay Siva and Dr. Sunder Krishna.
He has also written many articles for various publications as well as
to his own website regarding art, culture, and socio-political issues.
He has students throughout India, North America, Europe and Southeast
Many of these students compete in top music competitions, and a few
are already on the concert platform.
He will be accompanied by Vittal Ramamurthy - violin, Melakaveri K.
Balaji - mridangam and B.S. Prushotham - kanjira.
For more details, contact International Centre for Ethnic Studies
(ICES). Telephone: 2685085/2679745.
T.M. Krishna has been performing from
the tender age of 12. Today he is the youngest singer to occupy the top
slot in almost every major carnatic music festival in India and abroad.
From a very early age he was exposed to the classical arts, especially
carnatic classical music