Devie's Musical Journey

From a child winning countless prizes in innumerable competitions to an iconic figure, running rings around the world Devie Neithiyar has enchanted thousands with her multiple genre concerts – Classical, devotional films, contemporary, jazz-fusion and music workshops. Once listeners hear her music, they have to agree that she is one of God’s most beautiful musical flowers, as her music is truly spell-binding.

Devie has attained impeccable mastery in both classical and film music due to the meticulous grooming of her foster father and Guru, Padmabhushan Dr TV. Gopalakrishnan. His efforts to refine the accuracy and artistry of her voice ring out through every note she sings. Maintaining the tagline of a child prodigy, Devie won All Kerala and All India prizes many times in the inter-school and inter -state music competitions right from her school days. She is a recipient of the All India Radio (AIR) National Award for Vocal Music.

“Every time I see her singing I wonder – Is she a goddess pretending to be a little girl, or a little girl pretending to be a goddess!?”

Mystery Girl

“She seems so vulnerable and delicate, but with the purity, strength and…..sound of god. Every note that i hear from her, seems to speak volumes of truth to my heart. and the music escalates till by the end of concert, one feels they have been to visit Vaikunta!”

She has also been trained by Pt. Krishnanand and Dr Raveendra Roy and has imbibed the nuances in Classical and folk idioms of Hindustani music. She underwent training in Western music by “The Moores” who teach voice and voice therapy to European jazz musicians. Devie also has the right kind of exposure and training during her extensive travel abroad in the Operatic, Jazz and folk music of the West by interacting and performing with different artists. 

Devie has attained impeccable mastery in both classical and film music due to the meticulous grooming of her foster father and Guru, Padmabhushan Dr T V Gopalakrishnan. His efforts to refine the accuracy and artistry of her voice ring out through every note she sings. Maintaining the tagline of a child prodigy, Devie won All Kerala and All India prizes many times in the inter-school and inter-state music competitions right from her school days. She is the recipient of the All India Radio National Award for Vocal Music.

The musical, lyrical, and emotive imagery that she projects through her voice – an extension of her soul – has to be heard and experienced.

Devie has been arduously trained by her Guru which is reflected in her impeccable rendition – her tonality, her pitch accuracy, her perfect pronunciation, and her expression are inimitable and unique. Devie keeps the musical form in its pristine purity; be it climatic, hindustani, ghazal, folk, film song, or a Western melody. Her incomparable voice with its virtuosity, aesthetics, and voice modulations can achieve unbelievable dimensions to translate various moods and emotions that leave the audience spellbound.

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“When Devie sings, her voice soars beyond the clouds. Her sound reveals both, great vulnerability and the determined courage to venture into the unknown in order to perceive truth.”

Cornelia and Reggie Moore
(Celebrated European Jazz Musicians)
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