Indian Fine Arts Society confers award on Carnatic vocalist
There is no shortcut to success; however practice, learning music and remaining a student would bring laurels, according to the senior artistes at the inauguration of the 79th South Indian Music Conference and Festival organised by the Indian Fine Arts Society here on Saturday. Vocalist Nedunuri Krishnamurthy was conferred with the ‘Sangeetha Kalasikhamani' by former Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami. Krishnamurthy, in his acceptance speech, said that with more sabhas giving opportunities to young talent, “there is a horizontal growth in music.” He urged youngsters to learn commonly sung ragas instead of focussing on the rare ones.
Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, who felicitated the awardee, noted that by memorising the musical compositions and understanding the emotions, one could captivate the audience. Bharatanatyam exponents M.V. Narasimhachari and Vasanthalakshmi were presented with the ‘Natya Kalasikhamani' title by industrialist Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti. The awardees were presented Rs.1 lakh instituted by the P. Obul Reddy and P. Gnanambal Trust. Dancer Padma Subrahmanyam, teachers Radha and Jayalakshmi, musicologist S.A.K. Durga felicitated the awardees.
IFAS president V. Sethuram and secretaries R. Radhakrishnan and S. Sitaraman participated.