Nedunuri conferred Naada Vidya Bharathi title
A. RAMALINGA SASTRY
Nedunuri Krishna Murthy was presented the National Eminence Award by Vishaka Music Academy.
Nedunuri worked as the principal of all the major Government colleges of music and dance in AP.
EXPERT CARNATIC VOCALIST Nedunuri Krishna Murthy
A name to reckon with among eminent exponents of carnatic vocal Nedunuri Krishna Murthy was recently presented the National Eminence Award by Visakha Music and Dance Academy. Nedunuri is fifth person to be honoured with this title ever since the academy started presenting it annually from 2002. The first four were Padma Vibhushan Kalaaprapurna Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna, Padma Bushan winners Pt. Jasraj, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Kuchipudi maestro Kalaaprapurna Vempati China Satyam.
The scion of a family of musicians, Krishna Murthy was initial trained in vocal and violin music under the tutelage of the violin maestro late Dwaram Narasingarao Naidu at MR Govt. Music College, Vizianagaram. He mastered the art of exposition of vocal music under the guidance of Sangeetha Kalaanidhi Dr. Sripada Pinakapani. He has been performing for the Madras Music Academy. He was conferred by the academy the title Sangeetha Kalaanidhi in 1991, Kalaaneerajanam Puraskar of Govt. of AP in 1995 and its Cultural Council's Hamsa Award in 1999, besides scores of titles and awards of almost all cultural bodies at home and abroad.
Winner of the Best Vocalist award of the Madras Music Academy twice, Indian Fine Arts Society of Madras and the Central Sangeeth Natak Academy award in 1986, Nedunuri worked as the principal of all the major Government colleges of music and dance in AP. He was Dean and Chairman - Board of Studies of SV and Nagarjuna Universities, Central Music Audition Board of AIR, Member, Experts Committee of Madras Music Academy and Visiting Professor, A.U. Department of Music.
As Asthan Vidwan of TTD and Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, he composed music for scores of Annamayya, Narayanateertha and Bhadrachala Ramadas compositions, including some rare compositions of Thyagaraja, which he sang and recorded in form of cassettes and CDs. He also bought out Annamayya Padasourabham (108 compositions in three volumes with notation of music composed by himself), Annamayya Padaardha Prakasika and Naadayogi Aatmakadha (autobiography), all in published book form.
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