- GenreCarnatic · Vocal
Kunnakkudi M. Balamurali Krishna is one of India’s top young vocalists. Music is in his blood. His father, Sri Meenakshi Sundaram, also his first guru, is also a musician and an eminent teacher. Balamurali also had training under Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan and Sri V.Sundaresan. He has been under the tutelage of Padma Bhushan Sri P.S.Narayanaswami since 1993. He has enthralled audiences all over the world.
Balamurali is also an accomplished Mridangist. After training from Nagai Sri Bashyam, he has been receiving advanced training under Guru Kaaraikudi Mani. This rare feature helps him appreciate the intricacies of rhythm from a young age.
His music is highly innovative, yet, within the strict parameters of tradition. Balamurali’s music is at a different level, rarely found in musicians of his age. His Alapanas are galvanizing and his natural flair for laya has left audiences awestruck all over the world. He has made his mark as an exponent of intricate pallavis. Style and content go hand in hand to make him an artiste reaching for the pinnacles of Carnatic Music.