Mysore Srikanth : A Life dedicated for Violin
Mysore Srikanth : A Life dedicated for Violin
Mysore Srikanth an “ A “ Grade artist of All India Radio who belongs to the Parur Violin Parampara is a senior disciple of Vidwan Sri. H.K. Narasimhamurthy of Mysore. He started learning Violin at a very young age and has undergone rigorous training for more than twenty years.
Srikanth has been giving performances from his fifteenth year. He has gained rich experience by accompanying Top Artists like R.K.Srikantan, Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna, T.N.Seshagopalan, T.V.Sankaranarayanan, O.S.Thiagarajan, TrichurRamachandran, Hyderabad Brothers, Yesudas, K.S.Gopalakrishnan, Rudrapatnam Brothers, Bombay Sisters, Sudha Raghunathan & others and received their blessings and appreciation. He has performed with great Mridangam stalwarts like Palghat Sri Raghu, T.K.Murthy, Guru Karaikkudi Mani, Guruvayur Dorai, Vellore Ramabhadran, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Tiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam, SrimushnamRajarao and many others. He is also performing with talented young artists like Abhishek Raghuram, Shashank, Gayathri Venkataraghavan ,Gayathri Girish, Sikkil Gurucharan & others.
Srikanth has been featured in all prestigious Music Sabhas & Organizations throughout the country.
Srikanth, graded artist of AIR & Doordarshan, performs regularly for All India Radio, Doordarshan and other T.V. Channels. He has also performed for the National Program of Music of Doordarshan. & All India Radio. He has recorded many commercial CDs & cassettes with many great artists.
He has won a number of prizes, accolades and appreciation from rasikas and critics. He is a recipient of Cultural Talent Search Scholarship of Government of India and has achieved Distinction in the Senior Grade Music Examination.
He was adjudged as the Best Violinist by:
1. Krishna Gana Sabha ,The Indian Fine Arts Society ,Karnataka Gana Kala Parishath, The Music Academy The Indian Fine Arts Society Best Senior Violinist.
Srikanth has been conferred with the title “Kala Praveena“ in Feb 2002 at Bangalore. He has been honored with the prestigious Award for talented young Musicians—-“Ananya Yuva Puraskar” for 2004 by the organization “Ananya” of Bangalore.
Srikanth is now regularly performing with many great artists & undergoing intensive training in the intricacies of Violin playing and looking forward to Great achievement in the field of Music.
Srikanth has traveled abroad widely to U. S. A., Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Singapore, Qatar, U.K., Canada & France with Rudrapatnam Brothers, T.N.Seshagopalan, Ranjani-Gayatri, Malladi Brothers, Flute.Raman, T.V.Ramprasadh, Bombay Jayashri, Abhishek Raghuram, Aruna Sairam, Shashank & others.
Srikanth has blossomed into a matured accompanist by accompanying great stalwarts of Carnatic music like R.K Srikantan ,Dr M . Balamuralikrishna , T.N Seshagopalan , T.V.Sankaranarayanan , O.S Thiagarajan , Trichur V Ramachandran , Rudrapatnam Brothers , Flute K.S. Gopalakrishnan, Bombay Sisters ,Sudha Raghunathan , Bombay Jayashri & others have received their blessings & appreciation.
Srikanth has performed with great mridangam maestros like Palghat R. Raghu , Dr T.K Murthy ,Karaikudi R. Mani, Umayalpuram Shivaraman ,Guruvayur Dorai , Vellore Ramabhadran , Tiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam , SrimushnamRaja Rao & others.
Srikanth ‘s contribution to the success of the concert by his exquisite expression of the Ragas has brought him to a much sought after position as an accompanist & he has accompanied all popular artists.
Srikanth has dedicated himself to Carnatic Music.He has been featured in all major festivals of India , National programmes of DDK & in many prestigious venues of the Madras Music Season , the important ones being -The Indian Fine Arts Society, Madras music Academy , Narada Gana Sabha , & so on .
Srikanth performs Globally and has had 18 USA tours , Several AUstralia tours , Europe and Asia and is one of the top young accompanists of the country .
Srikanth’s Global Concert Tours
1. May 2002 — U S A — Rudrapatnam Brothers
2. March-Apr 2002– U S A — Charumathi Ramachandran
3. Sep- Oct 2003 — U S A — Rudrapatnam Brothers
4. May 2004 — Australia– Ranjani & Gayatri
5. Nov 2004 — Qatar — Ranjani & Gayatri
6.Feb2005 —Dubai- S.R.Janakiraman, Dr.R.Ganesh &K.V.Ramanujam
7. April 2005 — Australia- Sruthilaya Kendra, Mridangam Arangetram
8. May-June 2005 — Australia– O.S.Thiagarajan & Guru Karaikudi Mani — Australia & New Zealand – Malladi Brothers
9. July 2005 — Singapore – T.N.Seshagopalan
10. Sep – Nov 2005 — U S A – V.K.Raman
11. Apr—Jun 2006 –U.S.A. – T.V.Ramprasadh
12. Jul 2006 — Australia– Mridangam Arangetram- Sruthi Laya Kendra
13. Feb 2007 — Singapore – Bombay Jayashri
14. Apr 2007—U.K.—Bombay Jayashri
15. May-Sep 2007 – U.S.A & Canada -Flute raman (Flute) Mridangam Arangetrams
16. Nov 2007—– Australia—- Mridangam Arangetram of Disciple of Sri Suthanthiraraj & Sri Melakaveri Balaji
17. Mar&Apr 2008—-USA Abhishek Raghuram
18. Jun 2008 — New Zealand & Australia—Aruna Sairam &-Sydney Music Festival.
19. July-Sep 2008 —– U S A & Canada– V K Raman & Thyagaraja Utsavam
20. Sep 2008 – France- Shashank
21. Oct 2008 — Australia- Mridangam Arangetram- Sruthilaya Kendra.
22. Mar & Apr 2009 –USA –CMANA Tour –Nisha Rajagopal
THE PRESS SAYS………………….
Srikanth played the violin in a faithful manner-THE INDIAN EXPRESS, JUL10, 96
Srikanth played the violin with smooth touches and good anticipation-THE INDIAN EXPRESS, JUL 12,96
Srikanth on violin accompanied with clear beautiful strokes. – THE HINDU, JAN 3, 97
Srikanth on violin merged his personality with the manodharma of the vocalist. -THE HINDU, JAN 3, 98
Srikanth played with fine understanding and expertise. -THE HINDU, JUN 04, 99
Srikanth is a talented young artiste. He played the krithis neatly. -DECCAN HERALD, FEB 07,2000
Young Srikanth supported on violin competently and earned kudos from the assembly. -DECCAN HERALD, FEB 07,2000
A rising-star violinist V.Srikanth pitched in imposingly with his raga sketches and
answering statements. -DECCAN HERALD, APR 27,2001
Young Srikanth rose to the occasion in providing viable violin support to the vocalist.
THE HINDU, JUN 08, 2001
Srikanth provided competent violin accompaniment.– TIMES OF INDIA, SEP16, 2001
Srikanth on violin gave excellent support. -DECCAN HERALD, OCT 09,2001
Srikanth enhanced the erudition of the concert with classical melody on the violin.–THE HINDU, OCT19, 2001
Srikanth gave a delectable performance. -THE HINDU, NOV 02, 2001
Srikanth scored in raga bhava particularly in raga Bhairavi. -THE HINDU, NOV 09, 2001
Young violinist Srikanth offered technically and artistically competent
support. -DECCAN HERALD, NOV 30,2001
V.Srikanth’s violin was very impressive- fluent fingering and keen sense of spacing
between sancharas in raga alapanas and precision of notes. -THE HINDU, DEC 21, 2001
Srikanth’s solo concert was refreshingly different, fluent and flawless, producing delightful flow of music in the classical rout- pure and traditional way. Raga alapanas were presented with lucidity. He concluded his concert, which provided an emotive experience. – DECCAN HERALD, DEC 31,2001
Srikanth has won the “ Best Violinist” prize in the Young Musicians Conference 2001 of Karnataka Gana Kala Parishad. – DECCAN HERALD JAN 14,2002
Srikanth rose to the occasion with his befitting repartees full of artistry and technique.
-THE HINDU, MAY 24,2002
Mysore Srikanth was in his best form. He never let go any opportunity to assert his talent and artistry. – THE HINDU, JAN 04,2002
The violin artist Mysore Srikanth proved quite good with strong bowing. In fact he was better than the main artiste in his essay of Varali. – THE HINDU, DEC 26, 2003
The talented violinist Mysore Srikanth enhanced he quality of the performance by soft and subtle support. -THE HINDU, DEC 26,2003
Srikanth’s violin was complete. – THE HINDU, JAN 02,2004
V.Srikanth’s violin provided melodious underlining to the singing. – THE HINDU, JAN 02,2004
The violin emphasized with the Swarasthana clarity of the voice. – THE HINDU, JAN 02,2004
Violinist Mysore Srikanth masterly manipulated the raga sancharas and meticulously manicured the phrases marked by creative excitement. – DECCAN HERALD, MAR 23,2004
Srikanth’s violin solo versions of the ragas had a coating of creativity.
DECCAN HERALD, APR 29, 2004
Srikanth proved his mettle in Raga Vinyasa and swaras very effectively. -INDIAN EXPRESS, DEC 14, 2004
The violin accompaniment by Mysore Srikanth reflected the inter relationship in cutcheri objectives with Malladi brothers. His solo versions of the ragas Arabhi and Dhanyasi well preserved their essential features. THE HINDU, DEC 16 2005
The violinist’s essay with compelling musical statements gave a fair indication of his talent and performing abilities. Srikanth’s Kambhoji alapana had prayogas draped in melody. -The Hindu, Jan 7. 2005
Mysore V. Srikanth was brilliant and effortless in rendering his version of Dhanyasi and proved that he will be a violinist to reckon with in the days to come. – THE HINDU, DEC 21 2005
Srikanth has a perceptive mind that absorbs the outputs of the singer promptly and translates them spontaneously. His Kalyani with pure, strong bowing, free of scratchy sounds, and mellifluous prayogas that gave luminous insights into the raga, bore the seal of quality. – THE HINDU, JAN 4 2006
Srikanth’s accompaniment on the violin was of high quality with soft and gentle bowings. His solo versions of Bilahari, Simhendramadhyamam and Shankarabharanam flowed with majestic grace. – The Hindu, Apr 7. 2006
In the solo version of the violinist Mysore Srikanth, the sancharas of Andolika and Todi came alive. The delineation was concise and carefully structured. –The Hindu, Oct20, 2006
Srikanth on the violin played and supported brilliantly well, his solo passages coming off effectively. The Hindu, Dec 22, 2006
Srikanth drew applause every time Jayashri was appreciated and these were spontaneous. His performance was spectacular, fully meeting the demands of
slow and quick switchovers between the ragas. – The Hindu, Jan 3, 2007
Mysore Srikanth’s violin essay came out gently, sedately and in a tranquil fashion. Srikanth’s Madyamavathi was an unadulterated one. —The Hindu, Jan1, 2008.
Mysore Srikanth, in his solo versions of the ragas, synchronised fertile manodharma with disciplined sanchara framework. His quality consciousness was visible in his contribution to the success of the concert. –The Hindu, June6, 2008
She enjoyed the company of efficient, experienced and talented artists such as Mysore Srikanth on the violin. It was good teamwork where everyone contributed to the success of the programme. Mysore Srikanth professionally approached every item and the Hemavathi raga vinyasa and the brisk sets of swaras in Pantuvarali and Bahudari were catchy. –The Hindu, Nov28, 2008
Srikanth’s (violin) reply was refined. Srikanth with a rich tonal clarity lifted the concert with his essay. –The Hindu, Dec16, 2008
The accompaniment on violin by Mysore.V.Srikanth, matched the vocalists’ virtuosity. –The Hindu, Dec 24,2008
Mysore Srikanth on the violin was careful with his fingers and bowing. His versions and responses were straight and staid. The Hindu, Jan 2,2009
Violin Srikanth on YouTube
With Flute Raman
With Abhishek Raghuram
With Aruna Sairam
With Sudha Raghunathan
With Bhushani Kalyanraman
With Carnatica Brothers
With Geetha Rajashekar
With Sikkil Gurucharan, Shertalai Ranganatha Sarma, Toronto Iyer Brothers, Sikkil Mala
Sound Samples from Amazon
Duet with Flute Raman
Duet with Flute Raman Vol 2