national Arts Festival Banner

Saturday, March 9, 2013


The School of Arts: Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal presents Karthiegasen Pillay in the next free lunch-hour concert on March 11.

Karthiegasen Pillay is the leading artist in the field of Carnatic Music (South Indian Classical Music) in South Africa. He has been performing music for 40 years and today, he is the only South African musician to have occupied the top slot in the Chennai Music Festival.

Pillay belongs to a family of music connoisseurs. From a very early age he was exposed to the classical arts, especially carnatic classical music - his first concert was at the tender age of two! Since then there has been no looking back. He has travelled widely in South Africa, India and abroad and won applause from connoisseurs and critics. He has been on tours to Mauritius, Malaysia, Africa and India on numerous occasions. He has received numerous awards and titles.

The concert takes place on March 11 from 12h15 to 13h00 in Howard College Theatre. Entrance to Monday lunch-hour concerts is free. More information from Babalwa Mentjies on 031 260 3353.