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Smt.Gayatri.K. presents a Vocal Concert on 15th June 2014

Smt.Gayatri.K. presents a Vocal Concert on 15th June 2014
15.06.14 04.15 pm
The Indian Heritage Academy Hall - 6th Block, Koramangala,BangaloreMap

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Vidushi Gayatri.K.                                        - Vocal

Vidwan Nishant Chandran                           - Violin

Vidwan K.U.Jayachandra Rao                     - Mridangam

Vidwan S.N.Narayana Murthy                     -  Ghatam



Concert Review:


It was a scintillating experience listening to Gayatri's concert. The reasons being- endowed with a rich melodious voice, strong foundation of rich padandharam, above all an intelligent brain which could develop an individual style of singing with beautiful manodharma. Added to that a group of accompanying artists who complimented to the rich listening experience.


She started with the lesser heard Ata tala varnam "Kanakangi" in Todi, sung in three kalams effortlessly. A soulful rendering of "Jaya Jaya Padmanabha"  composition of Swati Tirunal in Ragam Manirangu with good kalpanaswaram followed. A melodious alapana of Sahana filled with details preceded Thyagaraja's "Raghupathe".  A short virutham  in Brindavana Saranga followed by Dikshithar's masterpiece Rangapura Vihara sent the listener into raptures. A short piece of Purandaradasa in Tilang was a lesser heard composition.

 A  nuances filled delineation of Madyamavathi lead on to Shyama Sastri ( one can call it the most beautiful composition in Madyamavathi). The rendering of the composition, the niraval and the kalpanaswaras were simply superb.

Then came the most interesting and intricate part of the concert, namely  the Ragam, Tanam, and Pallavi. The Ragam chosen was  Lalitha ( janya raga of Mayamalavagowla). The alapana and tanam spoke volumes of the manodharma the artist has. A Pallavi in a very intricate thalam-Tisra Jampa in  Kanta nadai revealed the grasp she has imbibed from her Guru. The Pallavi sahithyam intelligently included the  ragamalika swarams that were to follow- Pavani ( 41st Melakartha) and   Sri.
Post Pallavi included a ragamalika- composition of her Guru Vidhushi Suguna Purushothaman .
Nishanth Chandran on the violin  had very good rapport with  Gayathri as well showed his own individual rich manodharma. His violin's rich sound added to the melodious playing.


Jayachandra Rao on Mridangam and Narayanamurthy on ghatam gave very good  support and showed their individual mastery in the tani avartanam.


Smt. K. Gayatri is the disciple of Kalaimamani Smt. Suguna Purushothaman of the Musiri and Semmangudi Parampara and she has also been learning under Vidushi Suguna Varadachari. She has been performing concerts in all the major sabhas in Chennai and elsewhere for over 10 years. An A graded All India Radio artist, Gayatri also has numerous awards to her credit, including the Yuva Kala Bharathi from Bharat Kalachar and The Best Concert Award from the Music Academy in the years 2011 and 2013 and the Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Award, to name a few. Gayatri has performed around the world both individually as well as accompanying her guru Smt. Suguna Purushotham. She also won The Ramabhadran Award from Tag Centre and The MLV Award instituted by CMANA in the year 2012.

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