At its meeting held today, 20th July 2014, the Executive Committee of the Music Academy has unanimously chosen eminent and multifaceted Carnatic musician Shri T.V. Gopalakrishnan for the title of "Sangita Kalanidhi" and to preside over the 88th Annual Conference of the Music Academy to be held from 15th December 2014 to 1st January 2015. Shri Gopalakrishnan is not only acclaimed as an outstanding Mridangam exponent but is also procient in Carnatic vocal and Hindustani vocal music. He will be Conferred the "Sangita Kalanidhi" title at the Sadas on 1st January 2015. The Committee also decide to confer the following awards during the 88th Conference and Concerts.
1. Sangita Kala Acharya: 2 Awards
Shri Mangad K. Natesan (Vocalist)
Smt. Alamelu Mani (Vocalist)
2. T.T.K. Awards: 2 Awards
Shri Malladi Suribabu (Vocalist)
Udaiyalur Shri Kalyanaraman (Nama sankirtanam)
3. Musicologist Award:
Dr. Padma Murthy
The Pappa Venkataramiah Award for violin is being given to Smt Lalgudi Rajalakshmi.
The above awards will also be conferred at the Sadas on 1st January 2015.
4. Natya Kala Acharya Award:
Kum. Leela Samson
The Natya Kala Acharya Award for Dance, would go to eminent Bharatanatyam exponent, Choreographer and teacher Kum. Leela Samson. THis award will be Conferred at the Inaugural function of the Dance Festival on 3rd January 2015.