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M. Balamuralikrishna enthrals the audience

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One of the most beautiful quotes I have read by Managalampalli Balamuralikrishna is -- I breathe music, think music, talk music, music is my energy and I am an instrument of music, says A. Prasanna Kumar about the maestro who performed at Kalabharathi Auditorium

Music maestro Managalampalli Balamuralikrishna interacting with students of Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan in Visakhapatnam on Friday.- Photo: C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM
Music maestro Managalampalli Balamuralikrishna interacting with students of Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan in Visakhapatnam on Friday.- Photo: C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM

Music doesn’t have a language. Even then, it touches the heart more than words can and lifts your spirits.

At Kalabharathi Auditorium, the therapeutic voice of Managalampalli Balamuralikrishna echoed his zest for life. Enjoying every moment of the event organised by Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan (SPV) here on Friday, he spoke about music and his love for life.

“For strange reasons, I love the City of Destiny. Seeing so many young talented singers, I feel like living for long and teaching them. I might have grown up as a person but I still feel I am an ardent student, learning and unlearning every moment in life,” he said.

He appreciated the students of SPV for staging the musical concert at the venue, a few of which were composed by music master D. Rajesh. The Carnatic maestro said that he wanted to live longer, propagate Indian music and spend time teaching aspiring students. “I love to teach and even now I am teaching students in the US online. If I am successful today, it is solely because of my listeners’ love and acceptance,” added the ever smiling vocalist.

Recollecting one of Dr. Balamuralikrishna’s interviews, A. Prasanna Kumar, director of Centre for Policy Studies said: “One of the most beautiful quotes I have read by the Carnatic music maestro is -- I breathe music, think music, talk music, music is my energy and I am an instrument of music . I think everything about the artiste is musical and his voice has a captivating effect.”

Speaking at the event, director of Vipanchee Natyalaya S. Saraswathi said that she would like to train students in classical dance. “We (herself and Balamuralikrishna) would like to visit Vizag and extend our support to music and dance by conducting workshops,” she said.

CMD of Vijaya Nirman Co. Ltd S. Vijaya Kumar, director of SPV Ch. Vasu Prakash and others also participated.


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