Artist Highlight

A Kanyakumari

An hour of music by senior violinist A Kanyakumari.

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RJ: Mahadevan

A Kanyakumari

An hour of music by senior violinist A Kanyakumari.

A Kanyakumari has been a violinist, teacher and experimenter for more than four decades. After initial training from Ivaturi Vijayeshwara Rao and M Chandrashekaran, she came under the tutelage of M L Vasanthakumari, whom she accompanied and learnt from for about two decades. After starting out as an accompanist, Kanyakumari soon moved on to centrestage with the violin, as soloist and part of instrumental ensembles that she created. Her playing is known for its remarkable poise and its total lack of self-indulgence. As a teacher, she has given unassuming support and direction to musicians such as Embar S Kannan, Guitar R Prasanna and V Sanjeev, who have gone on to gain much popularity. This programme presents one hour of music by A Kanyakumari as both solo artiste and as part of a small instrumental ensemble.

Songs in this Program