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Presents Sri Kunnakudi M. Balamurali Krishna in an evening of Classical Vocal Music

Accompanied by Sri B.U.Ganesh Prasad on the Violin and Tanjore Sri K. Murugaboopathi on the Mridangam

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 4:30 PM

Venue: Agnes Irwin School - West Wike Theatre
275 S. Ithan Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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$25 (General Admission Non-members)
$20 (Members)
$15 (Seniors/Students with Valid ID)
$5 (Children 4 - 18)

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About Sri Kunnakudi M. Balamuralikrishna - Vocal:
KB Born in the year 1985, Kunnakkudi M. Balamuralikrishna (formerly Master M. Balamurali Krishna) is one of the rising young vocalists. He trained under his father Sri Meenakshi Sundaram and also Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan and Sri V.Sundaresan. He is now under the tutelage of Padma Bhushan Sri P.S.Narayanaswami for the past 18 years.

He has enthralled audiences all over India and has travelled extensively to other countries. He has received many awards and is now currently under the Sangeeth Nataka Academy’s Scholarship Scheme after receiving the ‘Advanced Training Scholarship’ from the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India.

Balamurali is an accomplished Mridangist which helps him appreciate the intricacies of rhythm. His Music is totally personal and innovative yet, within the strict parameters of tradition.

He has recently completed Masters in Music after doing Post-Graduation in Commerce.

About Sri B.U.Ganesh Prasad- Violin:
BG B.U.Ganesh Prasad hails from a family of connoiseurs of classical music & his blazing talent was recognised at a very young age by his father late Sri B.S.Umakanth .He had his initial violin training under Basavanagudi Nataraj & vocal guidance from Bangalore S.Shankar during his formative years.It was under the able guidance of violin maestro Sri V.V.Subramaniam that Ganesh was able to further hone & nurture his skills.

An accomplished vocalist himself he is able to vocalise his violin style with fluency.He is currently the disciple of Sangeetha Kalacharya P.S.Narayanasway of Semmangudi school .

Ganesh Prasad has won many awards & accolades from prestigious music institutions including The best violinist award from MUSIC ACADEMY of Madras and the best violinist award from Sri Krishna Ghana sabha Madras.

About Tanjore Sri K. Murugaboopathi - Mridangam:
TKM Sri K Murugaboopathi is one of the topmost mridangam players of today. His techniques and creative ability in accompaniment, solo renditions, and jugalbandhi programs with his North Indian brethren have earned him a critical acclaim around the world.

He had his initial training under Sri T R Srinivasan (Mridanga Vidwan and Lecturer) at the Tamil Nadu Music College Chennai. Sri Murugaboopathi was conferred the “Vadya Visharada” with distinction by the Music College. After about two years of stage experience, he underwent further training in the gurukula tradition under the Late Mridangam Maestro Tanjore Upendran for over 10 years.

His percussion career has been a colorful spectrum of accompaniment to a legion of leading artistes and virtuosos in Carnatic vocal and instrumental music.

He has been instrumental in providing support direction and guidance towards incubating several arts organizations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.