Athira Krishna honoured with ‘KALAA VAANI’ title .

Mandolin Maestro Padmasri.U.SRINIVAS  honored Violin Wizard Athira Krishna with the title of ‘KALAA VAANI’ in association with Kalaranjani Charitable Trust  .

The title was bestowed in appreciation of the immense versatility of the young Violinist Athira Krishna and for her range of achievements in Music World that far belies her young age.

The Award Ceremony was followed by a scintillating Violin Solo Concert by Athira Krishna which received great appreciation from the discerned audience including Mandolin Maestro Padmasri.U.SRINIVAS  .















Athira Krishna was honoured with the coveted IMA’S NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC ‘ by the Honorable  President of India Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam  in association with Indian Music Academy .


The  Award Ceremony was a grant Event at the Pragathi Maidan ,NewDelhi.

Great Personalities from the Arts ,Music Panorama were honoured .Veterans like Illayaraja , Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna, Asha Bhonsle , Pandit Jasraj ,Chaurasia graced the occassion as Award recipients .

Athira Krishna wins ‘KALARATNA AWARD’

Athira Krishna with Award

Athira Krishna with Award

Athira Krishna was honored with the prestigious  ‘KALARATNA AWARD’ for outstanding contributions as a child prodigy to Indian Culture .

Athira Krishna is the youngest among recipients of this very prestigious Award.

Athira was born in Trivandrum,Kerala.She has an enviable musical lineage as the grand daughter of the illustrious Vidwan Shri.GopalaPillai, fabulous musician of yesteryears who belonged to the renowned Tanjore Tradition of Carnatic Music whose master-disciple lineage traced back to the Sri.Muthuswamy Dikshithar Carnatic trinity of the 18th century, and to Baluswamy Dikshithar, who first introduced the violin to Indian classical music.

Athira Krishna creates ‘GUINNESS WORLD RECORD’


Athira Krishna receiving an Award from the President of India Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam.

Athira Krishna receiving an Award from the President of India Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam.

Chennai based young Violinist Athira became a Guinness World Record Holder in the World Of Music for her first of its kind 32 Hr Long Non-Stop South Indian Classical Violin Concert dedicated to Global Peace and Harmony.

She holds the record for Longest Violin Marathon by an Individual.Athira is the Only Carnatic Violinist to achieve this Historic Recognition at the tender age of a mere 16 years..!

The 32 Hr Long Non-Stop South Indian Classical Violin Concert titled ‘NADHABRAHMA’ was featured in the famous Soorya Music Festival.This unique musical gesture was also a solemn tribute to the genius of Athira’s Legendary Grandfather and Guru Vidwan.Gopala Pillai who was a fabulous exponent of Karnatic Music.

Athira is a globe trotting Internationally acclaimed young violinist from South India who have represented India at Major International Music Festivals in RUSSIA,GERMANY , SINGAPORE, MIDDLE EAST , DOHA , BEHRIN , MUSCAT , KAZAKIZTHAN .KIRGIZTHAN , ETC.

Athira Krishna on the Importance of Co-curricular Activities in Schools – For ‘The Hindu’ Metro Plus-Voice your Views

An enlightening experience

School life plays an important role throughout the life of an individual. Hence, emphasis should be laid on students’ creative and academic pursuits. I came across some remarkable and adaptable educational systems in Germany as part of a concert tour. I interacted with students from different schools, and the institution heads introduced me to almost 500 students who are being given professional training in different fields such as music, dance and oratorical skills. Many among them aspire to take these activities as their profession. What struck me most was that they were offered equal opportunity for curricular and extra-curricular activities. After all, the true essence of life is to be creative.

L. Athira Krishna

Athira Krishna won the Prestigious Infosys-Education World Young Achiever Award 2007

Athira emerged the Top Winner in the acclaimed  National level competition for the prestigious Recognition of  “Infosys-Education World Young Achiever Award 2007″.

Athira received this prestigious Award from Founder -Director of Infosys Mr.Dinesh Krishnamurtrhy at state-of-the-art conference auditorium of Infosys Technologies ,Infosys Campus,Bangalore.

Athira became the First Indian Classical Musician and the Only Carnatic Musician to win this prestigious recognition meant for bright young people with great ideas and achievements who need to be acknowledged and celebrated as they are an inspiration to all children and youth countrywide .

Athira Krishna and Pandit.Jasraj performs in Goa for IMA’S National Music Festival.

Athira and Pandit.Jasraj  enthralled Goa with their scintillating performances for Indian Music Academy’s  JALSA National Festival of Music.

The Concert Rview from ‘GOA PLUS’ -

Some of the snaps from their musical interaction after the duo’s concert.

ATHIRA Live In Concert at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan ,the Official Residence of Honorable President of India.

Live Concert of young Violinist L.Athira Krishna at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan , New Delhi.

She inaugurated the week long 74th BirthDay Celebrations of Indian President Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam with her scintillating Violin Concert.

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