The cultural scene of Bangalore is richer with the return of Tirumale Srinivas, the vocalist, percussionist, music composer of rare calibre and an excellent teacher. He is back after a stint as a professor of music (Feb. 2004-Feb. 2007) at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture, Port Louise, Mauritius, under the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR), training more than 300 students. In Mauritius, he organised Carnatic music appreciation classes, concerts, workshops, musical productions and Thyagaraja and Purandaradasa’s Aradhanas involving the local talent.
After returning to Bangalore, Tirumale Srinivas is as busy as ever. He teaches Carnatic music in his institution, Samanvaya Kala Kendra. In addition to teaching and performing, Srinivas composes music for audio albums and dance ballets. Dancers too flock to his place to get music composed by him.
I started my career in 1973 as a mridangam player, accompanying S. Shankar. After M.A., I started giving vocal concerts. I love both the mridangam and vocal music. My passion lies in teaching youngsters. Harmonising Western music with Indian color is my specialization. Singing bhajans, dasa sahithya and orchestration are my interests.
T. SRINIVAS – Born, 1958.
Mother: T. Vaidehi, a vocalist and announcer in AIR, Bangalore
Father: T. Srirangacharya, a freedom fighter, social worker and a researcher.
Grandfather: Noted journalist and litterateur, Tirumale Tatacharya Sharma
Training in music Vocal: Initially under his mother; later under Vidwan Ganakalabhushana Anoor. S. Ramakrishna Mridangam: Initially under Vidwan T. K. Vayyapuri Devar; later under A. V. Anand. M. A. (Music), first rank holder from Bangalore University.
Career: Taught music in Kendriya Vidyalaya for 20 ears. Approved B High music composer of AIR Bangalore. Been to the UK and USA on teaching and performing assignments.
Contact: 75, Dr. Anakru road, Sajjan Rao Circle, Vishweshwarpuram, Bangalore – 4, Ph: 080-26610784, 9945437653