Awards & Achievements- S.R. Mahadeva Sarma

  • He has performed many violin duet concerts & violin trio concerts along with his father Prof.M. Subramonia Sarma and his sister S.R. Rajasree in india and abroad. In 2005 he has done violin duet concerts tour to United States of Americca along with his sister S.R. Rajasree. Also S.R. Mahadeva Sarma accompanied on the violin to the vocal concerts of Padmabhooshan Dr.K.J.Yesudas in Srilanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Gulf Countries, Europe and United States of America. Among all the senior&famous artistes whom S.R. Mahadeva Sarma has accompanied, Dr.K.J.Yesudas gave encouragement, guidence and patronage. This aspect has inspired S.R. Mahadeva Sarma to achieve excellence in his field of music. S.R. Mahadeva Sarma has done music direction to the music album "Ragasaagaram" of malayalam film play back singer M.G.Sreekumar and has performed background music violin for many malayalam film songs such as "Kasthooriman", "Thaandavam" and tamil film "Kaancheevaram".

    S.R. Mahadeva Sarma received many awards, to name a few awards,
    1. Honoured with 'Kalaasri' award by Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy 2015.
    2. 'A TOP' award from All India Radio,in the year of 2011.
    3. 'Maharajapuram Santhanam Memorial Meritorious' award from Maharajapuram Santhanam Trust, Chennai, on 24th June 2006.
    4. 'Outstanding Violin Duo' from New Jercy, U.S.A. in september 2005.
    5. 'Saraswathi' award from New York, U.S.A. in september 2005.
    6. 'Sangeetha Isai Vidwan Award' from Detroit, U.S.A, in August 2003.
    7. 'Madura Gana Sudha' award from Madurai in November 2002.
    8. 'Chembai Award' from Trivandrum Chembai Trust, in August 2003.
    9. 'Jayammal Madhavachary Award' from Chennai Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, in August 1996.

    Speciality of performance S.R.Mahadeva Sarma "s performance is marked by excellent command over the instrument, excellent gamakas, deep classical values, melody, finger techniques and bowing techniques. He is giving importance to gamaka prayogas. He observes the indian style of bowing technique where he is using the thaanavillu style of playing [where the bow makes intermittent cuts in var nams, ragas, keerthans, niraval and swara playing] the gamakas add lustre and charm to the playing .. He has violin duet cassettes & cd to his credit and has performed in latest malayalam movies.

    Accompaniment performances

    S.R. Mahadeva Sarma has accompanied on the violin with many artistes like, Dr.M.Balamuraleekrishna, Padmabhooshan Dr.K.J.Yesudas, Padmabhooshan. T.V.Sankaranarayanan, Padmasri.Palghat K.V.Narayanaswamy, Padmabhooshan.P.S.Narayanaswamy, Sri T.N.Seshagopalan, Padmabhooshan Trichur V.Ramachandran, Padmabhooshan. B. Rajam Iyer, Padmasri Kadri Gopalnath, Dr N.Ramany, Sri T.R.Subramoniam, Sri T.K.Govinda Rao, Sri K.G.Jayan, moreover with Late Padmabhooshan K.S.Narayanaswamy (Veena). In fact Padmabhooshan K.S.Narayanaswamy was very much liked the violin performance of S.R. Mahadeva Sarma and he insisted that S.R. Mahadeva Sarma should accompany on the violin for his veena concert. After the concert he appreciated.that was in 1999, K.S.Narayanaswamy's last A.I.R. recording.