Music enthusiast or not; I am sure that while reading this headline today, your mind was prompting you to read it musically. And why not, those are the opening notes of the World's most Famous Symphony #5 composed by none other than Beethoven, and knowingly or unknowingly all of us have heard these notes at some point in our lives....
So now that you know the origin of these notes, you must be wondering why I have them as a headline of a blog ? Of course, I don't intend to give you readers a music history lesson today.
So before, you read any further for the answer, I want you to play the notes again in your mind and lets do it together this time; " DUN-DUN-DUUN-DUUUNN " !!!!
Often the role of a conductor of a symphony orchestra is undermined, but in all terms the conductors are the messengers for the composers and in reality they hold the orchestra consisting of so many musicians in track... On that note, let me introduce the mentor and conductor of the Sunshine orchestra; Shrinivasa Murthy.
Murthy sir, as he is fondly called upon by his students, is a first generation musician himself, and a professional conductor & violinist with more than 45 years' of standing in the industry having worked with many eminent composers and producers.
What started as a side hobby with friends, forming a band and playing the then famous film songs at different concerts led to his career in the film industry. The year 1991, was an eventful year for him, when he started working with Dr. A R Rahman and two decades later, he took up the challenge of imparting music training to the kids enrolled in our flagship programme - 'The Sunshine Orchestra'.
At the tender age of 4, he began his musical training, with puristic traditional Carnatic violin classes which he continued for the next 18 years. This ultimately helped him to be the musical genius that he is today. His dedicated & disciplined practice routine from such a young age, today proves to be a motivation for the students enrolled in the program. Just like any other normal school, with music as the main disciple his students train everyday from 9 am to 5 pm. A magician in his own right, Murthy sir, has successfully transformed and shaped the lives of over 150 students enrolled till date in The Sunshine orchestra.
By clicking on this link and making your contribution; you can ensure that Murthy sir will have one more life to transform.
- Vidhi G Bhanushali
Manager - Sponsorship & Grant.