Composition and Improvisation in Carnatic Music
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston, MA, 02115
Vidwan T.M. Krishna is at the forefront of classical vocalists in India today. His awe-inspiring voice, his great scholarship, and his ability to transcend cultural borders make him a leading ambassador of the South Indian classical tradition. Hailing from a family of music connoisseurs, he was exposed to south Indian classical music at an early age. He had a very rich and intense musical training starting at the age of 6 and gave his first concert at 12. He has travelled widely all over the world and performed at various national and international festivals and venues such as, the Pablo Casals festival in Prades, France, Sydney Opera House and Theatre De La Ville, Paris.
He has received numerous awards and titles from many leading organizations, including the Young Achievers Award by India Today and the Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar Award by the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi. He has released more than 30 albums, including live concerts and thematic albums from leading labels like HMV, Music Today, Inreco, Charsur, and Rajalakshmi Audio. He has given numerous lecture demonstrations on various facets of Carnatic music and its history at important institutions. In 2007, he co-authored and published a book with Bombay Jayashri, Voices Within, about the legends of Carnatic music. His concerts are marked by an electrifying performance and a deeply moved audience.