The legendary singer Kavita Krishnamurthy, her husband, acclaimed Violinist and winner of Padmavibhushan Dr. L. Subramaniam along with their very talented son Ambi Subramaniam graced the stage for the 5th VEDA event on 16th April, 2105 at the Whistling Woods International campus. They weaved magic through their music that left the students spellbound.
Kavita Krishnamurthy started the event on an encouraging note by saying, “The reason for what I am today is because in college I stepped up to perform leaving my inhibitions behind. There, I was discovered by my teacher and the rest, as they say is history. Students here are lucky to have such events which allow you to showcase your talents.”
Regarding music education, she said, “To understand music, you need to sincerely listen to the music first. It is important to learn to exercise control over your voice and your breathing. Knowledge of Classical music is a must. One should listen to contemporary and classical singers, both.” She also explained through her singing, the difference between various genres of singing like playback singing, ghazal, etc. She said, “Basis is classical music and then comes playback where we learn about aesthetics as we have to keep in mind the actors and situations. Also, when you start your training, go full throttle to open the texture of your voice. Modulation of voice comes after riyaz that develop with time.”
Later, Dr. L Subramaniam stunned the students with his talent with his violin recital and playing various genres of jazz, classical, country music through his various compositions. His son, Ambi, took the performance to a different by joining his father. The duo performed a fast-paced composition of fusion music. Kavita too joined them in singing a classical piece which reverberated through the entire auditorium earning them a standing ovation.
The trio overwhelmed everyone with their soulful performances which stunned Subhash Ghai, Founder and Chairman, Whistling Woods International and President, Ms. Meghna Ghai Puri as well. Through this experience, the students have developed a new perception about classical music that will stay with them forever.