1.Wedded to the violin
This DVD is a visual tribute to the musical prowess and ingenuity of Kumari A.Kanyakumari, one of the top most female violin Vidhmasinis of India. Be it is as a soloist or an accompanist or a guru or an innovator, this living legend is adept in surpassing her own precious bench marks. This dvd copiously unfurls both the finesse and the intricacies encompassed in THE KANYA STYLE of melodious playing and silken bowing which make the violin sing in her skillful hands. Her scintillating musical ensembles in NADHA NEERAJANAM at Thirumala as also her breath taking 3000 violin concert under the auspices of ART OF LIVING portray her inimitable creativity and leadership qualities. She has also been generous in imparting knowledge and the impressive array of star violin performers who have been blessed by her tutelage stand testimony to the glory of her Sishya Parampara. Her achievements have many ‘Firsts’ including that of being the first female violin artist to perform abroad as early as in 1976.
This DVD contains direct narration from the legend herself as also valuable inputs from stalwarts in the world of music, musicologists and her own disciples interspersed with her lilting music.
Smt.Brinda Venkataramanan, Shanmukapriya who has taken the initiative of producing this DVD is herself an accomplished Carnatic musician being the disciple of Vidwan Thanjavur S.Kalyanaraman. It is her life mission to serve the cause of Carnatic Music through her Shanmukapriya Trust. SUNAADHA VINODHAN and AHEAD OF HIS TIMES – the two DVDs that she produced as a mark of reverence to her Guru spread his musical glory among the musicians and rasigas of the current era. The host of music festivals conducted by the trust throughout the year exemplify her passion for preserving the sanctity of our classical music.
Shri S.B.Khanthan who has written and directed this DVD on Kumari A.Kanyakumari has to his credit an impressive array of such works on Carnatic Veterans like Shri GNB, Smt Brindamma, Lalgudi Shri S.Jayaraman, Ramnad Shri Krishnan, Umayalpuram Shri K.Sivaraman, Thanjavur Shri.S.Kalyanaraman, Shri S.Rajam, Chitraveena Shri.Ravikiran and Shri T.M.Krishna. This Chartered Accountant by qualification also directs Corporate Films, Advertisements and stage and TV shows of Shri Crazy Mohan.