Ms. Karthika Anagha mesmerised the audience during a Carnatic Vocal concert at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) organised under the Campus Concert Series on January 23, 2015 at the DST Auditorium.
Karthika’s concert titled “Naada Tarangini” kept the audience spellbound. She commenced the concert with Ninne Bhajana seyu vaadanu composed by Saint Thyagaraja in Raga Naata. In the concert Karthika has made Saveri the centre piece elaborately essaying the raga, swara and neraval for Shyama Shastri’s composition Shankari Shankuru Chandramukhi set to Adi talam.
She followed it with Hamir Kalyani as the sub main where she sang the composition of Saint Thyagaraja “Muthyala Chavikenu- mudamu meeraganu” with a brief raga alapana and swara kalpana. Entha muddo Enta sogaso – in Bindumalini by Saint Thygaraja, Annamayya krithi in Behag -Theravaku pathi vaithivi and an Abhang and Raaga malika were the other compostions Karthika rendered to a packed audience comprising of students, faculty and staff as part of this concert.
Shri Oruganti Rajasekhar on Violin and Shri TP Balasubramanyam on the Mrudangam accompanied Karthika Anagha in the concert.
Karthika Anagha as a child prodigy performed at her seventh year and received the President’s Award in a pan India competition in Carnatic Classical Vocal Music –“The Bala Shri Award” at the age of 16. She had the good fortune of learning from illustrious Gurus such as Late Shri T R Subramanian, Chennai; Vidushi Srimathi Neela Ramgopal, Bangalore; Hyderabad brothers’ fame Shri D Raghavachari and Shri Mutnuri Srinivasa Narasimha Murthy, Vizag.Currently, she is under the tutelage of Shri Malladi Suribabu and Malladi Brothers and is receiving advanced training as a Senior Scholar from Department of Culture.
She is pursuing M Phil Masters Programme in Ethnomusicology from University of Manchester, UK after completing her masters in Journalism and Music from Osmania University and Shri Padmavathi Mahila Kalashala, Tirupathi – both with Distinction.