Celebrate the rich legacies of Saint Tyagaraja and Miyan Tansen at the prestigious Tyagaraja-Tansen Festival (TTF) 2024, presented by the Temple of Fine Arts as an annual event dedicated to these revered icons of Carnatic and Hindustani classical music.

Curious about what the concert has store for us?

The upcoming Tyagaraja-Tansen Festival (TTF) 2024, organized by the Temple of Fine Arts (TFA), Kuala Lumpur and proudly sponsored by Alaka Foundation, promises a delightful two-day musical experience. This annual festival serves a dual purpose — paying tribute to the illustrious lives of Saint Tyagaraja and Miyan Tansen, the pioneers of Carnatic and Hindustani classical music, respectively, and introducing, popularising, and propagating these rich Indian classical music traditions to Malaysian audiences.

The event unfolds at the Shantanand Auditorium, TFA, KL, with vibrant morning sessions featuring the talents of young music students and senior performers from not only the Temple of Fine Arts, but from various Indian Classical Performing Arts schools in the local industry. These presentations open to the public free of charge, offer a colourful array of Indian classical music, providing a platform for aspiring musicians and celebrating cultural heritage.

In the evenings, the grand concerts take centre stage, featuring a Carnatic Violin duet by the globally acclaimed Dr. L. Subramaniam and his son Ambi Subramaniam, along with a soul-stirring Sitar solo performance by the legendary Ustad Usman Khan, accompanied by Malaysia's own Tabla artist, Prakash Kandasamy. Both evening performances have limited seat tickets and can be obtained from https://www.tfa.org.my/#!tyagaraja-tansen-music-festival-2024.html. A special discount on joint pass is offered whilst seats are available.

Padma Bhushan Dr. L. Subramaniam & Ambi Subramaniam in concert

In the evenings, the festival crescendos with two grand concerts. First, a Carnatic Violin duet featuring the globally acclaimed Padma Bhushan Dr. L. Subramaniam alongside his son Ambi Subramaniam which set to take place on 24th Feb from 7 PM onwards. Accompanied by talented artists V.V. Ramana Murthy, Tripoonithura N. Radhakrishnan, and Ghantasala Satya Sai, this promises to be an enchanting musical experience.

Sitar Sitara Naada Yogi Ustad Usman Khan in concert

The second evening unfolds with a captivating Sitar solo performance by the esteemed Ustad Usman Khan, accompanied by Malaysia's own tabla artist, Prakash Kandasamy which is on 25th January from 7 PM onwards. Immerse yourself in the poetic and soul-stirring sounds of the Sitar, as Ustad Usman Khan weaves a musical tapestry that transcends boundaries.

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Having said that both prominent figures, Padma Bhushan Dr. L. Subramaniam and Ustad Usman Khan serve as the Deans of Music at the Temple of Fine Arts International, a testament to their profound influence and guidance. This year's TTF marks a celebratory moment, commemorating 20 years of their continued blessings and mentorship.

Don’t forget to join this unforgettable musical journey at the Tyagaraja-Tansen Festival 2024, where tradition meets virtuosity in a harmonious celebration of classical Indian music. For more information, kindly visit TFA's WEBSITE!