Artist Highlight

T K Murthy

A highlight on the veteran mridangam maestro in connection with his birthday on August 13.

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RJ: Mahadevan

T K Murthy

A highlight on the veteran mridangam maestro in connection with his birthday on August 13.

T K Murthy was born on 13 August 1924, and started training as a young boy with the legendary mridangam guru, Tanjavur Vaidyanatha Iyer. He ascended the concert stage as a boy of 11, which gives him a phenomenal career of about 80 years as a percussionist. A musician wedded to his art, T K Murthy has over the decades accompanied not just the stalwarts of the times, but has also played mridangam for dozens of young and upcoming musicians. A master of laya, T K Murthy has worked extensively with the raga system of Carnatic music, and his work includes sets of rhythmic patterns for virtually every known raga. An unassuming person, T K Murthy has always let his art speak for him. This programme has renditions for which T K Murthy has accompanied on the mridangam. It also includes two pieces with tani avartanams.

Songs in this Program