Vijayanagar Fine Arts completed 25 years and is celebrating Silver Jubilee from March 22 through March 27th, 2015
'VIJAYANAGAR FINE ARTS' ('VFA') was founded in the year 1990 at Hyderabad, A.P., India, by Sri Jagannadha Rao Mallajosyula & his wife Smt. Anjani Mallajosyula, a former Vocal Lecturer of Govt. College of Music & Dance, Vizianagaram, A.P. & a former A.I.R. Artiste, Hyderabad, with the sole objective of serving, in their own small and humble way, the sacred cause of promoting and propagating the rich traditional Carnatic Classical Music. Eversince, monthly Music Concerts and Annual Programmes were being conducted regularly. Apart from this, Annual Music Competitions also were being conducted every year from February 2007 onwards and Prizes & Certificates were being awarded to the Winners during the Sabha's Annual Festival, with a view to encourage & promote a healthy competition among the young promising talent in Carnatic Music.
MANY POPULAR & EMINENT CARNATIC MUSICIANS, SUCH AS 'Kalaimamani', 'Sangeeta Kalasagara' & 'Violin Vidwanmani' KUM. AVASARALA KANYA KUMARI, 'Padma Sree' MANDOLIN U. SRINIVAS AND SO MANY OTHERS, SUCH AS :
'VOCAL' - 'Padma Bhushan' Dr. Sri Nukala China Satyanarayana, 'Hyderabad Brothers' Sri D. Raghavachary & Sri D. Seshachary, 'Hyderabad Sisters' Kum. B. Lalitha & Smt. Hari Priya, 'Vijaya Sangeeta Ratna' Smt. Manda Sudha Rani, Dr. Smt Pantula Rama, Late Smt. Malathi Padmanabha Rao, Sri Neti Srirama Sarma, Sri Komanduri Seshadri, Smt. Visalam Venkatachalam, Smt. Revathy Ratnaswamy, Sri Malladi Narayana Sarma, Dr. Sri S.K.Venkatachary, Sri D.V. Mohana Krishna, Smt. Prema Rama Murthy, 'Vizianagaram' Kum. D. Vardhani, Sri Modumudi Sudhakar, 'Vishnubhatla Sisters' Smt. V. Saraswathi & Smt. V. Krishna Veni, Smt.Jayanthi Rama, Smt.R. Geetha, Smt.V.Lakshmi Tulasi Viswanath, Smt.(Kuravi) B.Lalitha Madhav, Sri Akondi Srinivasa Raja Rao, Smt. Sundari Janakiraman, Smt. M. Anjani & Smt. M. Seshamani, Dr.Smt.S. Uma Devi, Smt.S. Neeta Chandra Sekhar, Dr. Smt. K. Seshulatha, Smt. M.V. Kamala Ramani, Dr. Sri Vyzers Bala Subrahmanyam, Sri N. Rama Murthy, Sri Vasa Gopinatha Rao, Sri Manda Krishna Mohan, Sri V. Sankaranarayanan, Sri R. V. Panduranga Sarma, Smt. B.Radha Sarangapani, Smt.S.Annapurna Mahalakshmi, Smt.V. Sundaravalli, Smt.I. Bharathy Subrahmanyam, Smt.G. Srividya, Sri S. Venu Madhav, Smt. K.S. Savitha, Smt. Duddu Radhika, Sri Srikanth Mallajosyula, Sri N.Ch. Partha Saradhi, Smt. K. Sangeetha Kala, Smt. M. Swarna, Sri N. C. Murthy, Sri P.V. Subba Rao, Smt.Y. Ramaprabha, Sri D. Sampathkumar Achary, Sri B. Sai Karthikeya, Smt.P. Sarada Ramakrishna, Smt.T. Chandra Bhanu, Sri K. Shyam Kumar, Sri Malladi Yamuna Raman, Sri Komanduri Venkata Krishna and Sri Yella Balamurali Krishna
'VIOLIN' - Sri Peri Srirama Murty, Sri Ivaturi Vijayeswara Rao, Sri Neti Srirama Sarma, Sri Dwaram Satyanarayana Rao, Sri M.Srinivasa Narasimha Murthy, Sri B.S.Narayanan, Smt.Vishnubhatla Krishna Veni, Sri Embar S. Kannan, Sri Kokkonda Subrahmanya Sarma, Late Smt. Poosarla Manorama, Sri Mangalampalli Surya Deepty, Sri Ramaraju Dinakar, Smt. B.V. Durga Bhavani Satish, Sri Srikanth Mallajosyula, Sri Komanduri Venkata Krishna, Sri Peravali Nanda Kumar, Smt. I. Sarada Chalam, Smt. Pavani Srikanth Mallajosyula, Sri N.C. Anantha Krishna, Sri L. Ramesh Pai, Sri Kolanka Anil Kumar, Sri Kolanka Sai Kumar, Sri M.V.N. Prasad, Sri M.Uma Shankar, Smt. Manjula Mohan Raj, Sri B. Pavan Singh and Sri Peri Thyagaraju
'VEENA' - Sri D. Srinivas, Sri Ayyagari Syamasundaram, Late Sri Pappu Chandra Sekhar, Late Sri Meduri Satyanarayana, Smt. Bandi Syamala, Smt. Ananda Rajyalakshmi, Sri Meduri Srinivas, Smt. Ayyagari Vijaya Lakshmi, Smt.K. Ambuja Valli, Smt. M.Krishnakumari and Smt.G.Mrudula
'FLUTE' - Late Sri N.S. Srinivasan, Kum. Jayaprada Rama Murthy, Sri V. Nagaraju, Sri Manda Anantha Krishna, Smt. Siripalli Anuradha and Sri Chakrapani
'MRIDANGAM' - 'Padma Sree' Dr. Yella Venkateswara Rao, Sri M. L. N. Raju, 'Laya Mani' Sri D. S. R. Murthy, Sri Nemani Somayajulu, Late Sri Dharmala Venkateswara Rao, Sri Peravali Jaya Bhaskar, Sri D.V. Sai Raman, Sri Vishnubhatla Udaya Sankar, Sri Kolanka Lakshmana Rao, Sri G. Ramachandran, Sri B.V.S. Prasad, Sri Kapa Srinivasa Rao, Sri V. Kali Prasad Babu, Sri Dhanwada Dharma Rao, Sri Dhanwada Ananth, Sri P.V. Kama Raju, Sri P.R.C. Sarma, Sri K. Krishna Prakash, Sri P.V. Ramana Murthy, Sri P. Srinivasa Gopalan, Sri Karra Srinivasa Rao, Sri K. Shyam Kumar, Sri D. Jayakumar Acharya, Sri Burra Sriram, Sri T.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sri G. Om Prakash, Sri R. Srikanth, Sri B. Janardhan, Sri B.V. Raghavendra Prasad, Sri V. Bhanu Prasad and Sri Renuka Prasad
'MANDOLIN' & 'GOTU VADYAM' - Smt. Emani Lalitha Krishna
'CLARIONET' - Sri Kota Achi Babu
'JALATHARANGAM' - Sri Mangalampalli Surya Deepty
'HARMONIUM' - Prof. Sri M. Veerabhadra Rao
All these musicians had honoured 'VIJAYANAGAR FINE ARTS' ('VFA') by performing in this 'Sabha' and presenting scholarly music recitals there. A number of other artistes also featured in the concerts held by 'VFA'.
Many up and coming young talented artists, such as Sri Mallela Krishna Swaroop, Kum. Kasturi Kamala Deepti, Kum. S.V. Anusha, Kum. Varanasi Sree Soumya, Kum. T. Niharika, Kum. Manda Sruthi Ravali, Kum. Ch. Ramya Kiranmayi and others were also given opportunities to perform on the 'VFA' dais, enabling them to showcase their musical talent before the knowledgeable audience and the 'Rasikas' of 'VFA'. Young prodigies, such as Chi. Mallela Tejaswi, Chi. Kadiyala Kalyana Vasanth, Chi. Devulapalli Prachotan, Chi. Jonnalagadda Sriram and such others too were given opportunities to perform in 'VFA' and to showcase their abundant talents before the invited audience.
During it's 16th Annual Music & Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival held in the month of February 2006, 'Vijayanagar Fine Arts' honoured Mridanga Vidwan Sri D.S.R. Murthy and conferred on him the Title 'LAYA MANI'. Again in the same year 2006, and in the month of September, 'Vijayanagar Fine Arts' honoured the genial female Vocalist of A.P., Smt. Manda Sudha Rani and conferred on her the Title 'VIJAYA SANGEETA RATNA'.
From February 2007 onwards, Annual Vocal Music Competitions were regularly being conducted by 'VFA' every year and Prizes & Certificates were being awarded to the Winners, with a view to encourage and promote the young and promising talent in the field of Carnatic Music.
'Vijayanagar Fine Arts' is a favourite among both the Artistes as well as the 'Rasikas'. Many an artiste look forward to perform in 'VFA' and to showcase their prowess and musical talent infront of the knowledgeable audience of 'VFA'. Concerts are held every month at Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Devalayam, (Behind Post Office), Vijaya Nagar Colony, Hyderabad - 500 057, the venue being a land mark in the colony and known to almost all.
Membership is open to the connoisseurs and philanthropists who are most welcome to join us and strengthen our hands in promoting this noble cause, by enrolling as Members in any of the following three categories :
'VFA' Memberships : Annual - Rs.200/- , Life - Rs.3,000/- and Patron - Rs.6,000/-