A Kanyakumari, First Female Violinist to Get Sangita Kalanidhi Award (Download PDF)

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Well-known violinist Avasarala Kanyakumari was selected for the prestigious 2016 Sangita Kalanidhi Award. She becomes first female violinist chosen in the history of this important award.

  • From December 15,2016 to January 1,2017, she will also supervise over the 90th annual conference of the Music Academy.
  • Eight male violinists have been given with this award.
  • They are:
Image Shows the Eight Male Violinists Given Kalanidhi Award

About Avasarala Kanyakumari:

Violinist Avasarala Kanyakumari
  • Avasarala Kanyakumari is a violinist from South India and specializes in Carnatic music. She belongs to a family of musicians.
  • She has an experience of over 50 years as an instrumentalist, soloist and teacher.
  • She is native of Vijayanagaram in Andhra Pradesh.
  • A Kanyakumari has created seven ragas under the title Saptadri seven names of Lord Venkateswara of Tirupati, Tirumurti, Mahalakshmi and Bharat.

Awards and Honours:

  • Padma Shri (2015)
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2003)

About Sangita Kalanidhi award:

  • This award is a prestigious award given annually upon an expert of Carnatic Music by the Madras Music Academy.
  • The award՚s name Sangita Kalanidhi has been derived from Sanskrit.
  • Sangita Kalanidhi award means treasure of Music and art in English.
  • In Carnatic music this honour is considered as an one of the highest awards.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 25, 2016

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