Depicting Avasarala Kanyakumari as a superb melodic represetative, a top Indian-American legislator has said the highest level violin player shared the magnificence of the Carnatic custom with music darlings from one side of the planet to the other.
“Kanyakumari is a wonderful musical ambassador, sharing the beauty of the Carnatic tradition with music lovers all over the world,” Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi said.
In his comments in the House of Representatives, Raja Krishnamoorthi said he was particularly moved by a new version of the star-radiant standard on this fourth of July, performed by Kanyakumari and her understudy followers.
“Kanyakumari is revered for her commitment to cultivating the next generation of Carnatic musicians. She offers her services without charge, as her way of paying it forward and honouring the contributions made by her teachers to developing her talents,” he said.
Wishing to respect the life and ability of Kanyakumari, an adored expert musician, arranger, and educator in the Indian Carnatic melodic custom, the Indian-American legislator said the Indian government perceived her ability and commitments to Indian music and culture with the Padma Shri Award in 2015.
The next year, Kanyakumari was regarded with the Kalaimamani Award from the province of Tamil Nadu, and the renowned Sangita Kalanidhi Award from the Madras Music Academy.
“Madam Speaker, I want to recognise the contributions of maestro, guru, and composer Avasarala Kanyakumari to Indian music and culture, and the gift of her talent to the millions of devotees of the Carnatic musical tradition,” Raja Krishnamoorthi said.
Brought into the world in the city of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, Kanyakumari started her melodic life on the violin at eight years old.
“Blessed with an abundance of natural talent and nurtured by her family and dedicated teachers, including the eminent violinist Maestro Ivaturi Vijayeswara Rao, Kanyakumari was soon performing in small concerts and building a reputation as a musical prodigy,” he said.
In the wake of moving on from secondary school, Kanyakumari moved to Chennai, where she proceeded with her schooling and her melodic profession as a backup and soloist of extraordinary fame, profoundly respected by pundits and enthusiasts the same for her specialized expertise and flawless musicality, Raja Krishnamoorthi said.