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ABOUT

Renowned Carnatic Vocalist from Bangalore(India), Vidushi K. Vrinda Acharya, who is known for her captivating voice, uncompromising classicism and profound scholarship is popular with the rasikas of Carnatic Music. A multi-faceted personality, Vrinda has carved a niche for herself through her traditional Carnatic concerts, thematic programs, lecture demonstrations, paper presentations and music workshops. She has been recognised as one of the best Carnatic vocalists of Karnataka. Emphasis on bhava and clarity of sahitya, adherence to classical authenticity, eye for intricate nuances, wide repertoire and enthusiastic rendering of kritis are her special attributes which, coupled with a rich mellifluous voice, have groomed her into a proficient performer representing a purely classical school of music.

 

Vrinda's musical talent was noticed at a very young age, when she would impress many musicians with her innate flair for singing, and get their appreciation and blessings. She was hailed as the 'Nightingale of the School' during her middle school days!

She had her initial training in Carnatic Vocal Music from Vid. Shaila Subramanyam. She then came under the tutelage of Sangeetha Kalacharya Karnataka Kalashri Vid. NEELA RAMGOPAL. She also receives guidance from her husband Mridangam Maestro Vid. ARJUN KUMAR.

Besides music, she has consistently shown her brilliance in academics, culminating in a Post-Graduation in Commerce (M.Com) with I Rank, Bangalore University (Gold Medalist)After many successful years of imparting education in management, finance and corporate laws as a full-time faculty with the Jain University and National School of Business, Vrinda decided to dedicate her time and efforts exclusively to Carnatic Music.

 

Her equal passion for ancient Indian literature gave her a Post- Graduate degree (M.A) in Sanskrit. In addition, she has had the good fortune of studying various Sanskrit texts from traditional scholars. Being a good writer, she has authored books, book chapters and has been continuously contributing articles pertaining to Indian Culture, Music and Philosophy to various reputed magazines and websites. Given her strong foundation and research aptitude, it was natural for her to engage herself in serious research and academic writing. She is a lively and experienced teacher training several students in music, in India as well as abroad. The music workshops conducted by her at several places world over have gained immense commendation and popularity. She is also well-versed with the Sampradaya Bhajana Paddhati and an amateur Veena artist. She is the Vice-President and Managing trustee of ‘Anubhooti’ – an organisation founded by her along with Vid. Arjun Kumar, for the promotion and propagation of Indian traditional arts and cultural heritage.