Anil Srinivasan ties his music to charity cause

By Special Correspondent
Chennai: 05-06-2022 10:13PM
Last Updated: 05-06-2022 10:13PM

Well-known piano artist Anil Srinivasan has decided devote his music for charity cause.

As he turned 45, Anil Srinivasan made this big announcement through a posting in social media.

“All my music concerts, projects and music-related activities will henceforth be only for charity cause,” he said. This would not mean that he would not charge for his concerts. He, however, hastened to add that all that would go to the charity cause.

His decision has since elicited positive response in social media.

Everything has changed topsy-turvy since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the world view of things has undergone a major metamorphosis.

Viewed especially in the current context, the decision by Anil Srinivasan is laudable. No doubt, many artistes have been quietly doing their own bid to social causes. Nevertheless, Anil Srinivasan must be applauded for the public declaration of his commitment to social cause. Such an open announcement adds to his responsibility.

Anil Srinivasan is an accomplished classical pianist, the first to be awarded the coveted Sangeet Natak Akademi youth award in 2010 for creative and experimental music. He has an M.Phil from Columbia Business School and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He has collaborated with several top artistes such as U. Shrinivas, Ravikiran, Aruna Sairam, Unnikrishnan, Rakesh Chaurasia, Lalgudi Krishnan, Gaurav Mazumdar, Jayanthi Kumaresh and others. And, he is best known for his collaboration with Sikkil Gurucharan, with whom he has produced ten highly popular albums.

He is the founder of the hugely successful “Rhapsody” music education initiative, to take the classical arts through structured, systematic syllabi delivered through schools using a combination of physical classroom learning and online support, that reaches out to nearly 400,000 children across Southern India. Specifically, Rhapsody has pioneered the idea of STEM learning using music and arts-based intervention.