About

Renuka Arun is currently employed as an IT professional with EY, Infopark, Kochi. Renuka is an Engineering graduate and had worked with prominent MNC’s for the past fourteen years. She is a certified Project Manager from Project Management Institute (PMI) She has been engaged with Carnatic Music for over twenty …

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Golden Lyre Music Foundation

Golden Lyre Music Foundation is a dream envisioned by Renuka. GLMF is a non profitable, non political Music Foundation Trust founded by Renuka with the fundamental objective of promoting Independent Music & Artists. 

Academy of Music

Renuka started her Aatma Academy of Music with a clear Vision and a strong mission.”Aatma”serves as an e-Cademy as well. Renuka provides tutelage to her students over the globe

Mission : To enrich Music Listening experience through specialized ‘Music for All’ Creations

Vision : Music For All – Every independent Artist receives a platform to express their art. 

Values : Music is a life long relationship, so is learning
Musicianship turns to be socially obliged and intelligently consumed
Music for all, irrespective of language,region and age

What We Do ?


We Curate – Curate Music Festivals for Music enthusiasts and common people, Music Mediation, Music Workshops 

We Collaborate – With Musicians & Artists from all parts of World. To broaden our Cultural Experience and facilitate Cultural Exchanges

We Produce – GLMF has already produced Music Singles from diversified Genres. We aim to pitch into unexplored and rejected/forgotten art forms. Especially the hundreds of folk art forms in Kerala.

We Appreciate – Explain musical values and systems with reference to Sociological factors and Cultural contexts

Renuka’s philosophy on Life is borrowed from the famous poet Mary Oliver – ‘I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world’.

Accolades

First prize winner in Classical Music in Kerala State Schools Youth festival in 1992 and 1993

First prize winner in Light Music in Kerala State Schools Youth festival in 1995.

India Government’s CCRT Scholarship recipient for Carnatic Vocal from 1992 onwards.

Italy’s famous SAT-CHIT-ANANDA-MISSION award for the concert performed at the Parliament of religions in 1993.

Celebrated singer Dr.K.J.Yesudas awarded Sri.Augustine Joseph memorial award for Classical Music in 1996.

At the Madras Music Academy secured first prize for Maharaja Swati Thirunal Kriti rendering and Classical Vocal (ladies)

Graded artist with All India Radio Thrissur and performed several music programmes

Performed Music concert for several channels

Performed Indo-European Fusion Concerts

Gulf Andhra Movie Award for the Best Playback Singer (Telugu) in 2016

First prize winner in Light Music in Kerala State Schools Youth festival in 1995.

India Government’s CCRT Scholarship recipient for Carnatic Vocal from 1992 onwards.

Italy’s famous SAT-CHIT-ANANDA-MISSION award for the concert performed at the Parliament of religions in 1993.

Celebrated singer Dr.K.J.Yesudas awarded Sri.Augustine Joseph memorial award for Classical Music in 1996.

At the Madras Music Academy secured first prize for Maharaja Swati Thirunal Kriti rendering and Classical Vocal (ladies)

Graded artist with All India Radio Thrissur and performed several music programmes

Performed Music concert for several channels

Performed Indo-European Fusion Concerts

Gulf Andhra Movie Award for the Best Playback Singer (Telugu) in 2016

“Gopi’s recreation is less ambitious and sticks faithfully to Thyagaraja’s iconic Sri Ragam-based kriti, but his nuances and choice of singer — Renuka Arun — elevate the song to a new level. He treats it like a classic rock song, with drums and violin dominating impressively, even as Renuka is in scintillating form, bringing classical chops to what is treated as a complex, contemporary pop song.” – The Hindu

Endaro is an absolute fusion masterpiece as Gopi Sunder wonderfully fuses Carnatic, rock and Jazz elements as Renuka Arun’s voice sounds majestic and takes the song to the next level. – Times of India

Renuka Arun may not have made a debut in playback singing in Mollywood, but she is already a name to reckon with, in the Telugu film industry, thanks to her debut song, ‘Entharo..’ in the Nani starrer, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy.The song, composed by Gopi Sunder, is a chartbuster and has earned Renuka the Gulf Andhra Movie Award. – Indian Express

“Sita Kalyanam, sung to evergreen Tamil lyrics in all its purity, is a divine recital by Renuka Arun.

Different genres like western, rap, Carnatic, rock and Hindustani are mixed to perfection. The ragas and swaras cling on to us. Washing us with layers of joy and ecstasy is the power of ‘Sita Kalyanam ‘ – Malayala Manorama”

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“Her outstanding plus is her bhava. The way she enters the soul of the kriti she sings and brings out the intense emotion that the vaaggeyakara might have experienced during its composition is simply amazing. When she beseeches Padmanabha not to leave her, we lose ourselves. This much bhava at this young age is not very common.The way she connects with those on the stage and the audience is also worth noticing and emulating.

Renuka’s film music and album pieces also are seductive in their own way. Her magnum opus so far, Entharo Mahanubhavulu' in the Telugu filmBhale Bhale Magadivoyi’, where Carnatic and electronic music hold each other in tight embrace, is at once addictive and seductive.One wonders whether it would have been this much inviting had it been sung by some other popular singer. Having so far gleaned more than a lakh likes on FB, the song has to be heard to believe all these paeans

Bhava!

Renuka has interest in Light Music, Semi Classical and Fusion & Contemporary Music. She has recorded a handful of albums with world famous musicians and percussionists combining the essence of Eastern and Western Music. Recently she recorded for renowned Music Composer Gopisundar for a Telugu movie. Her debutant song won outstanding appreciations from the media and film fraternity. Her latest song "Seeta Kalyanam" for the movie 'Solo' is a chartbuster with more than 12 million views in youtube

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Music and Musings

Bhava

She is well convinced about the priority characteristic of Classical music – Bhava .

Magnum opus

Her magnum opus so far, `Entharo Mahanubhavulu’ in the Telugu film `Bhale Bhale Magadivoyi’, where Carnatic and electronic music hold each other in tight embrace, is at once addictive and seductive

Carnatic Music

She has been engaged with Carnatic Music for over twenty eight years.

What they said

Endaro is an absolute fusion masterpiece as Gopi Sunder wonderfully fuses Carnatic, rock and Jazz elements as Renuka Arun’s voice sounds majestic and takes the song to the next level. – Times of India