C. SURESH KUMAR
Violin Youngsters Parsa Rukmin Datta Sai and Ramavarapu Chandramouli showed their skill on the stringed instrument.
The artistes showed their skill on the instrument by choosing apt ragas for the evening.
‘Aarabhi’, the Centre for Performing Arts run by Ashok Gurjale presented a violin concert by two youngsters Parsa Rukmin Datta Sai and Ramavarapu Chandramouli (he just finished his engineering).
Both are talented and key disciples of Ashok Gurjale. The concert was held at Thyagaraya Gana Sabha recently.
The artistes were accompanied by P.Ramachandra Sarma on mridangam, S.T.P.Vijay Sarathy on ghatam and Jay Kumar Acharya on kanjira and morsing. These percussionists who are seniors and have accompanied various artistes supported and guided the young violinists whenever they slipped on rhythm.
Jay Kumar Acharya got thunderous applause for his performance on kanjira, morsing and konakolu (art of orally rendering the rhythm).
The artistes showed their skill on the instrument by choosing apt ragas for the evening. Varnam in Natakuranji raga, which was the opening piece was followed by Maha Ganapathim, in Nata raga. They then went on to play Thyagaraya’s composition Seetamma maayamma in Vasantha ragam set to Roopaka taal.
The composition Gyana mosgaradha in Poorvikalyani gave a feeling that the artistes did not rehearse well as there were gaps in presentation and in taal.
The duo played well especially the composition Bagayenayya of Thyagaraya in raag Chandrajyoti, which is not an easy raag to perform.
The swaras in Raag Hamsadvani for the well known composition of Muthuiswamy Deekshitar Vatapi Ganapathim was the highlight of the evening, with both the artistes showing excellent coordination. Same was the case for their rest of the compositions like Raghuvamsa sudha in Kadhanakuthuhalam raag, Muddugare Yashoda in raag Kuranji, Anamayya’s composition, Adigo alladigo and Tillana in Brindvani raag performed after a short break. They showed their skill and talent on the instrument.
The keen interest and dedication of guru Ashok Gurjale needs to be appreciated as he was there in the auditorium to encourage his disciples in spite of a major surgery he underwent a fortnight ago.