T. N. Krishnan



I present to you, Sir, Shri T. N. Krishnan. Shri Krishnan was born in 1928. He is today one of the leading violinists of the Karnatak system. He received training in the art from K. Parthasarathi Iyengar and Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. Shri Krishnan is known for the purity and beauty of his raga rendering. He is also a very accomplished accom- panist. Shri Krishnan has travelled abroad widely, on demonstra- tion and concert tours. Shri Krishnan has been awarded the Padma Shri. He is an Asthana Vidwan of Sri Venkateswara Devasthanam, Tirupati. Presently he is Professor of Violin at the Central College of Karnatak Music, Madras. For his eminence in the field of Music and his contribution to its enrichment Shri T. N. Krishnan receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Karnatak Instrumental Music