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He Whistles into remarkable tonal variations and strikes awe and wonderment. That is the achievement of young Siva Prasad of Andhra Pradesh, popularly known as “Whistle Wizard”. Vastly gifted with amazing stamina, Siva Prasad effectively uses it to create Whistle that almost resembles the flute and at times the Shehnai. The “Whistle Concert” which lasted for nearly three hours was packed with a number of compositions of the great masters like Annamacharya, Tyagaraja and Meera Bai. In his classical renderings one could see a fair sense of involvement and the total understanding of the Sahitya Bhava of te Kritis presented. Alapanas, Swaraprastharas and other technical moods and moods came out wit rewarding results. His conrolled Manodharama and ease in projecting the popular Raga Bhavas deserves appreciation. Siva Prasad’s wonder land of whistles is dazzling and lingers in ones ears long after the recital.
 

The Indian Express – Bangalore, 31st January, 1982


 

 
     
 

He Whistles into remarkable tonal variations and strikes awe and wonderment. That is the achievement of young Siva Prasad of Andhra Pradesh, popularly known as “Whistle Wizard”. Vastly gifted with amazing stamina, Siva Prasad effectively uses it to create Whistle that almost resembles the flute and at times the Shehnai. The “Whistle Concert” which lasted for nearly three hours was packed with a number of compositions of the great masters like Annamacharya, Tyagaraja and Meera Bai. In his classical renderings one could see a fair sense of involvement and the total understanding of the Sahitya Bhava of te Kritis presented. Alapanas, Swaraprastharas and other technical moods and moods came out wit rewarding results. His conrolled Manodharama and ease in projecting the popular Raga Bhavas deserves appreciation. Siva Prasad’s wonder land of whistles is dazzling and lingers in ones ears long after the recital.

The Indian Express – Bangalore, 31st January, 1982


 
     
 

I congratulate Siva Prasad for developing a new technique of whistling music and the way he combined both Hindustani and Carnatic styles in his concert.
 

V.N.Gadgil Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting
The Hindu – Hyderabad, 16 June, 1986


 
     
  Siva Prasad from Andhra Pradesh is a matchless musician. He is neither a vocalist nor an instrumentalist but a whistler. One listens to his concerts and he has given more than 400 of them in recent years in utter disbelief for his whistling can match the wizard of a flute and shehnai player.

 

The Hindustan Times – New Delhi, 8th March, 1987


 
     
  If one were to hear long-playing records featuring him, one would think one was listening to a flutist. But actually he is a “Whistler”. He whistles the most difficult of Indian Ragas, with ease and aplomb.
 

The Times of India – New Delhi, 6th April, 1987


 
     
 

Whistling his way to fame

Siva Prasad from Andhra Pradesh is a matchless musician. he is neither vocalist nor an instrumentalist but a whistler.

"I do not know if any one else gives performances like I do," he wondered in an interview to UNI. Indeed no one does.

One listens to his concerts and he has given more than 400 of them in recent years - in utter disbelief for his whistling can match the wizardry of a flute or a shehnai players.

He is at home in both Carnatic and Hindustani music, whistling the notes and nuances of even intricate ragas with equal ease.

But the road to success has been long and hard. He had no guru in the beginning as famous vidwans refused to teach him, dismissing his attempt as being well nigh impossible.

"So I learnt my music, Shiv Prasad recalled. "from gramophone records. After years of hard practice, I began to whistle Carnatic music at small temples. Only my close relatives kept on encouraging me."

Then things began to change. Once Carnatic music maestro Balamurali Krishna heard him and was so impressed that he took him to madras and taught him the basic ragas................



- UNI - Deccan Chronicle-Sec'bad – New Delhi, 8th April, 1987


 
     
 

An exhibition of whistling prowess

'Andhra Maha Sabha' deserves congratulations for giving the Ahmadabad audience an opportunity to listen to the art of the young whistle wizard Siva Prasad on Saturday evening at Jai Shankr Sundri Natya Gruh. Though it was a short programme , the artist enthralled the audience with his range and versatality....

 

Times of India– Ahmadabad, 1st October, 1990


 
     
 

Fascinating lip service from India's 'Whistle Wizard'

If music may be considered a universal language, then some musicians have an accent. K.Siva Prasad known as the Whistle Wizard among Indian music lovers, will next week demonstrate his unique accent for Bangkok audiences.

Infact, his fascinating lip service had already mesmerized audience here when he staged a concert two years ago.

The Music of the Whistle Wizard is a unique and specialized art form.....

 

Bangkok Post- OUT LOOK Section-3 -- Tuesday March 9th, 1995


 
     
 

When Siva Prasad whistled his way into the hearts of listeners.

For more than a decade, innovative efforts had been manifest in the field of Carnatic music. What had once not been possible had become possible now, since music knows no barriers of clime or time.

Resourceful young musicians have dared to experiment and met with success, blazing new trails of glory. For instance, western instruments like mandolin and saxophone have been harnessed in the service of Carnatic music by V.Srinivas and Kadri gopalnath, without blemish, without apasrutis and apaswaras. One new experimenter young man, rather a novel experimenter to join the select band of innovators is Komaravolu Sivaprasad of Hyderabad who has been whistling his wy into the hearts of music lovers and entrancing them with his beguiling notes, like those of a flute of classical music.

 

By P.S.Rao, D.c. 2-7-95


 
     
  A whistling wizard who has done 10,000 concerts in India and abroad during the last 30 years. He has recorded a CD and audio cassettes whistling the praise of Lord Venkateswara. One artiste has aptly named it “Seven Hills Whistle”

 

Mr.Ayoob Khan
Deccan Chronicle, December, 27, 2000


 
     
  An Exhibition of whistling prowess

Andhra Maha Sabha deserves congratulations for giving the Ahmedabad audience an opportunity to listen to the art of the young whistle wizards Siva Prasad on Saturday. The artiste enthralled the audience with his range and versatility.

Kirwani raga was rendered with depth and feeling. His rendering of vilambit and drut parts in Kirwani showed his versatile knowledge in Hindustani Music too.
 

Usha Ramamurthy,
Times of India, Allahabad


 
     
 

Whistling his way to success

A packed auditorium and a stage full of musicians. But what was holding them to rhythm and melody? - whistling! Truly,

'Whistle Wizard' Sivaprasad could powerfully match a huge orchestra of percussionists, stringed and wind blown instrumentalists. The audience was almost amazed to witness such a unique concert.

This performance, staged at the Ravindra Bharathi ws not a 'whistling' of light euphoric or popular tunes, but a structured, classical and devotional concert of emotional Annamchrya Kritis, through the rarest of mediums - whistling.

Siva Prasad has mastered this art to the level and strength of classical Carnatic music.

Friday, January-12th 2000


 
     
 
 

Whistle Wizard's Musical Treat .... Ex-speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Sri Kona Prabhkara Rao who presided said the talent displayed by the  artiste did not fall into the category of either vocal or instrumental and yet promised complete entertainment.  He was glad that the government was organizing programmes to encourage new talent.

        Cultural affairs Minister Bhattam Srirama murthy blessed the artiste


 
     
 

According to Dr.Mangalamplly Bala Murli Krishna .. there are two aspects to the promotion of music.  One is to so style the music as to attract the largest number of listeners and another to educate the masses in the appreciation of good music. He recommends  via media.  calling on the classicist to recruit new listeners while striving to raise the standards in public taste.  These views of the renowed Carnatic musician were spelt out when he blessed the young 'whistle Wizard' Mr.K.Siva Prasad.  after a full-length recital the latter gave under the auspices  of the Cultural Affairs Department of the State Government at Ravindra Bharathi here last Wednesday. 

Dr.Mangalamplly Bala Murli Krishna


 
     
 

He observed that Mr.Prasad was lucky to have acquired 'laya and sruti' knowledge as an inborn gift. Blessing the artiste. He hoped Mr.Prasad would emerge as a pioneer in the novel art of whistle-music.  

Indian Express August 18th 1981


 
     
 

Connoisseurs of music would not have missed listening to the mellifluous “Whistling” of Shri Siva Prasad, who has practiced this rare medium to entertain art lovers. Looking to the popular demand of this rare medium of music by discerning art lovers everywhere, Shri Siva Prasad came forward to have his music record on long playing (L.P.and cassettes for posterity. We are very fortunate to have this unique record released through SICA. It is not out of context to mention here that this will be the first L.P. record on Whistling in classical music and is sure to be a rich feast to every music lover.

South Indian Cultural Association. L.B.Stadium, Hyderabad – 1. 16 June, 1985


 
     
 

I am sure, people who witness Siva Prasad, would instantaneously agree that he be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Justic Amareswari, High Court – A.P 17th June, 1985


 
     
 

I congratulate Siva Prasad for developing a new technique of whistling music and the way he combined both Hindustani and Carnatic styles in his concert.

V.N.Gadgil Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting


 
     
 

…..Superb flute without flute (whistle recital) of Carnatic and Hindustani music of young K.Siva Prasad on Friday evening at the Azad Bhavan Auditorium. I would straigaway suggest to the I.C.C.R. that Siva Prasad (and his accompanists) be included in the forthcoming Festival of India in Moscow and I am sure they will bring laurels to India.

Sabbudu, Music Critic, The Sunday Statesman 12 April, 1987


 
     
 

I am thrilled to hear Siva Prasad who, I felt is a human flute.

Mrs.Pupul Jayakar, Chairman, Festival of India.


 
     
 

When Siva Prasad whistled his way into the hearts of listeners.

For more than a decade, innovative efforts had been manifest in the field of Carnatic music. What had once not been possible had become possible now, since music knows no barriers of clime or time.

Resourceful young musicians have dared to experiment and met with success, blazing new trails of glory. For instance, western instruments like mandolin and saxophone have been harnessed in the service of Carnatic music by V.Srinivas and Kadri gopalnath, without blemish, without apasrutis and apaswaras. One new experimenter young man, rather a novel experimenter to join the select band of innovators is Komaravolu Sivaprasad of Hyderabad who has been whistling his wy into the hearts of music lovers and entrancing them with his beguiling notes, like those of a flute of classical music.

By P.S.Rao, D.c. 2-7-95


 
     
 

A whistling wizard who has done 10,000 concerts in India and abroad during the last 30 years. He has recorded a CD and audio cassettes whistling the praise of Lord Venkateswara. One artiste has aptly named it “Seven Hills Whistle”

Mr.Ayoob Khan, Deccan Chronicle, December, 27, 2000


 
     
 

An Exhibition of whistling prowess

Andhra Maha Sabha deserves congratulations for giving the Ahmedabad audience an opportunity to listen to the art of the young whistle wizards Siva Prasad on Saturday. The artiste enthralled the audience with his range and versatility.

Kirwani raga was rendered with depth and feeling. His rendering of vilambit and drut parts in Kirwani showed his versatile knowledge in Hindustani Music too.

Usha Ramamurthy, Times of India, Allahabad


 
     
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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