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Kanyakumari is a native of Vijayanagaram, Andhra Pradesh and has been living in Chennai for more than 4 decades.She belongs to a family of musicians.Her parents Sri Avasarala Ramarathnam and Smt.Jayalakshmi encouraged her immensely to pursue music. She was fortunate to be a sishya (disciple) of 3 great legendary gurus, Ivaturi Vijeswara Rao, M. Chandrasekaran and M. L. Vasanthakumari.

Listening to her sparkling brighas and intricate sangatis while she had just started to tread her musical journey, the respected music critic Subbudu compared her music to the ever glittering diamond stud in the nose ring of the goddess Kanyakumari. Ever since she has received innumerable accolades and praise from audiences worldwide and discerning critics for her innovation, accompaniment and solo performances while at the same time strictly adhering to the Carnatic music tradition. Needless to say it is her dedication and sincere hardwork along with the able guidance of her gurus Ivaturi Vijeshwara Rao, M. Chandrasekharan and M. L. Vasanthakumari which have groomed her into a front ranking violinist. Her extensive experience spanning more than 4 decades combined with a sharp acumen and fine sense of creativity has earned her a distinct place.She has evolved her own style of melodious playing and silken bowing which closely resembles vocal music rhapsodising audiences all over.

Innovations and Challenging Feats She has many successful creative innovations to her credit. "Vadya Lahari" her brain child is a new combo of the violin, veena and Nadaswaram. "Tristhayi sangamam" Confluence of 3 violins playing in different octaves portraying a special dimension. "Carnatic Music Ensembles" of 25, 50, 75 and 100 violins as well as 100 instrument ensemble commemorating the millennium A music piece "100 ragamalika swarams" which exposes her dexterity in bringing out the raga swaroopam in just one avarthana each. 29 hours non stop marathon performance

She has dedicated her life to music and is grateful to the Almighty, gurus, parents, students, sabhas, critics and rasikas for their continued support

Awards and honours

  Many prestigious awards and titles have been bestowed uon her.Some of them include
  Kalaimamani from Govt. of Tamil Nadu
  Ugadi Puraskarfrom Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
  Top Rank by A.I.R
  Honorary citizenship of the state of Maryland,U.S
  TTK Award from the Music Academy,Chennai
  Asthana Viidushi of Sringeri Sarada Peetam,Ahobila Mutt and Avadhoota Peetam
  "Saptagiri sangeetha vidwanmani" from Sri Tyagaraja Festival Committee if Tirupathi.
  Dhanurveena Praveena, a title bestowed on her by M.S. Subbulakshmi, commemorating Kanyakumari's 25 years in concerts
  Sangeeta Kala Nipuna, from the Mylapore Fine Arts Club, 2002
  Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, 2003
  She was selected for Limca Book of Records 2004 for her various achievements in music as a versatile woman violinist


She is a dedicated teacher and has taught numerous students in India and abroad, many of whom are very popular artists. She teaches without a price tag and generously encourages students to participate in full measure. She has also released Violin Lessons Tutorial VCD's for students who do not have access to learn directly from a guru.

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Comment by : L Kumar, Chennai
Comment on : Nov 8 2016 4:12AM

I am follower of this site for the past 4 years. I have one suggestion. Please give one single link to download all the songs of particular artist..(May be zip file in addition to existing single song link).

Thanks in Advance.
L Kumar

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