Saturday, 29 December 2012

Lessons to learn from the seniors

While violinist Narmada was waiting to present her solo concert at the Kartik Fine Arts (BVB mini hall) on Dec. 28, she waited till the rasikas vacated the floor space they were occupying the previous concert of Trichur Brothers.

Narmada's violin recital was scheduled at 7 p.m. and the Trichur Brothers concluded theirs on the dot at 7. She waited with a smile to take on the stage and said, "Everyone comes to do their job. We should respect every artiste and the rasikas and should not hurry them up just because I have a concert now. My father, the M.S. Gopalakrishnan has instilled such values in us. Another trait I learnt from him is the punctuality. Whether it is about starting the concert or ending it, he always ensures that we are on time!"

Violinist Narmada with her daughter Jayalakshmi before her concert at
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
A notable feature in Narmada's concerts is that she takes the audience along with her through the songs and verses. Singing a line of the kriti with a very short introduction to what she would be playing and bowing along the second sangati helps the audience be with the artiste in the moods and the spirit.

Something the instrumentalists can follow to reach their audiences.

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