TM Krishna, the maestro


T.M.Krishna is one of the leading artists in the field of carnatic music (Indian classical music-south Indian style) today. He has been performing from the age of 12. Today he is the youngest singer to occupy the top slot in almost every major music festival. T.M.Krishna belongs to a family of music connoisseurs. From a very early age he was exposed to the classical arts, especially carnatic classical music.

His first concert was at the Spirit of youth series organized by the music academy Chennai ( India ). Since then there has been no looking back. He has traveled widely in India and abroad and won applause from connoisseurs and critics. He has been on tours to South Africa , North America, South East Asia, Australia and the Middle East numerous times. He has received numerous awards and titles from many leading organizations. He has released many music albums from leading audio companies like Magna sound, H.M.V., Inreco, Amudham (U.S.A.) and Charsur.


From a very tender age, he showed immense talent in the art of classical vocal music. He used to pick up all the songs that his mother learnt during her music classes. Taking notice of this talent, his mother put him under the tutelage of Vidwan Sri Seetharama Sharma at the tender age of 6. He has been learning from him ever since. He has also undergone special Ragam Thanam Pallavi (a special component in a Carnatic music concert) training under Sri Chengalpet Ranganthan. He had advanced training from Dr Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer for more than seven years.



His resonant and attractive voice and strict observance to classicism have made his music truly different and has made his personality stand out. His music is marked with a very high level of aesthetics in conception and execution. He is known for his unsurpassed and highly admirable Manodharma (Imagination) and Sampradaya (Traditional) Sangeetha (music). His complete involvement and his ability to unfold ragas with ease have left many a listener lost in his music. His renditions of vilamba kalam (slow tempo) compositions are soaked with bhakthi (devotion) and bhava (emotion) are a treat to every listener.



. Yogam Nagaswamy Award - Music Academy , Chennai - 2005

. Sangeetha Shiromani - Shanmukhananda Sabha, Mumbai - 2004

. Title Nada Bhushanam - Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, Delhi - 2003

. Title Isai Peroli - Karthik Fine Arts - 2002

. Kalki Krishnamurthy Award - 2001

. Youth Award for Excellence - Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer Trust - 2001

. Best senior performing artist - Music Academy , Chennai - 2001

. Title Sangeetha Kala Bharathi - 2000

. G. Ramakrishna Iyer award - Music Academy , Chennai - 1999

. Srirangam Gopalrathnam award - Music Academy , Chennai - 1998

. K.V. Mahadevan award for excellence - 1997

. Title Yuva Kala Bharathi - Bharath Kalachar - 1997

. Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar award - Music Academy , Chennai - 1996

. Musician of the year - Narada Gana Sabha - 1995

. Best junior vocalist - Krishna Gana Sabha - 1995

. Best main performer - Youth Association for Classical Music - 1989

. Spirit of Youth award - Music Academy , Chennai - 1988




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