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The Temple of Art & Music, a Cultural Wing of RosePetals are coming up with a Live in Concert of “Kalaimamani”P.Unnikrishnan, a renowned classical exponent and a National Award winning playback singer which will be held at Brahmakumari’s Global Peace Auditorium, Gachibowli, Hyderabad on Saturday, 11th August 2012 at 6.30 pm.

About the venue:

Global Peace Auditorium is the largest auditorium in the city of Hyderabad with a capacity of 2100 seats with high level acoustics, lighting and audio visual systems. The mesmerizing singer performed in the city almost 2 1/2 years back and the music lovers were waiting for his visit for quite some time.The classical music lovers will throng the venue to witness the legend who has bridged the gap between the classical music – film music divide which has been last achieved by Dr.KJ Yesudas.

About the Artists:

Unnikrishnan is one of the most sought after classical music vocalists of today. He was initiated in to classical music at the age of 12 by Seshadri. He was inspired by Sangita Kalanidhi Dr.S Ramanathan. He attended special workshop for 6 months on Veena Dhanammal Bhani under Sangita Kalanidhi T Brinda and Sangita Kalanidhi Dr T Vishwanathan.  He is the recipient of many honours and Awards which include Kalaimamani from the Government of Tamilnadu, Best Raaga award from Music Academy, Yuvakala Bharati from Bharat Kalachar. Unnikrishnan is also the recipient of Isai Peroli Award instituted by Kartik Fine Arts for the year 1998. He received national award for uyirum neeye (pavithra). He was awarded “Isai Peroli” “Yuva Kala Barathi” “Nada Bhushanam” and the title “KaLaimamani” by the Govt. of TamilNadu. Krishnan is an “A” grade artist of the All India Radio and has given a number of concerts all over India, U.S.A, The Middle East, The United Kingdom, The Far East, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Serthalai Ananthakrishnan, a renowned Mridangist will accompany Unnikrishnan. Ananthakrishnan had his initial training in Mridangam from Vid Late KR Bhaskara Kurup at the age of eight. Later he had his advanced studies from Guru Karaikudi R Mani. He has won several accolades including the Best Mridangist Award from Music Academy in 2005. He has accompanied several greats like Dr.Semmangusi Srinivasa Iyer, Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna, Madurai TN Seshagopalan, TV Sankaranarayanan, OS Thyagarajan, KJ Yesudas, Sudha Raghunatha and several others.

Mysore HN Bhaskar will accompany Unnikrishnan as the Violinist. He is a disciple of Violin Maestro Padmashree Sangeetha Kalanidhi MS Gopalakrishnan. He first gave public performance at the age of eight. He has won the Best Violist Award from Music Academy in addition to several other awards for his achievements. He has given several solo performances & has performed with Pandit Ravishankar, Anoushka Shankar, John McLaughlin, Grammy Award winner Vicku Vinayakaram and others.

King of Pot Music, Ghatam Giridhar Uduppa will be on Ghatam. He had his initial tutelage under his father & renowned mridangam artist Vid Ullur Nagendra Udupa and later became a disciple of Vid Ghatam Sukhanya Ramgopal, and Vid Ghatam Suresh. He is the founder of Layatharanaga, a team of Indian Classical musicians who have embarked on creating new waves of music blending several form of classical, folk and world music. He was honored as Asthana Vidwan of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, 2010. He was conferred Yuva Kala Bharati in 2004 by Bharat Kalachar, Chennai. Vijaya Kalashree in 1997, Yuva Laya Prathibamani in 2009.  He has accompanied several great artists like Dr L Subramaniam, M Balamuralikrishna, MS Gopalakrishnan, TN Krishnan, Palghat Raghu, KJ Yesudas, TN Seshagopalan, Kadri Gopalnath and others. He has performed several Hindustani , Fusion, Jazz, Jugalbandhi, Symphony orchestras with Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Drums Sivamani, Lucky Ali, Kavitha Krishnamurthi, Pandit Briju Maharaj, Louis Banks, Larry Coryell, George Brooks, Hubert Laws and others.

The tickets for the concert are available at  www.meraevents.com,  www.bookmyshow.com &  www.indianstage.com.  For free Home Delivery for residents of Hyderabad, call – 040-40404160 (or) 9642569909.