Artiste of the Month - December 2017
Born into a family of musicians such as Prof. T.N. Krishnan and Dr. N. Rajam, Kala’s felicity of musical expression on the violin manifested itself in early childhood. Seeing this, her grandfather Vidwan A. Narayan Iyer took her under his tutelage.
She went on to become a pre-eminent disciple of vocalist Pandit Jasraj. Under this mentorship Kala produced a sound so akin to vocal music that today her instrument is called ‘The Singing Violin’.
Kala has performed at all the major music festivals in India, as well as the most prestigious stages across the world. Due to her rigorous training in the classical tradition, Kala comfortably forges musical alliances with artists from different genres around the globe. Her album ‘Miles from India’ was nominated for the Grammy Awards in 2009.
She is one of the youngest artists to have become a ‘Top’ grade performer on AIR. and is the recipient of many awards, including the ‘Rashtriya Kumar Gandharva Sanman’ and the ‘Pandit Jasraj Gaurav Puraskar’.