Indian Classical Music

Segment: Indian Classical Music

Dates: 8th October

Venue: India Habitat Centre

Time: 7 p.m.

Name of the artist: Mysore M Manjunath

 

From child prodigy to trail blazer, captivating audiences & critics, Mysore M. Manjunath has created unrivalled record as star performer in prestigious organizations world over. Violinist par excellence, Dr. Manjunath hails from the princely city of Mysore. His performances feature an extraordinary range of musical expressions from the deepest meditations to astonishing virtuosity with outstanding artistic imagination.

 

 

Segment: Indian Classical Music

Dates: 8th October

Venue: India Habitat Centre

Time: 7 p.m.

Name of the artist: Sumitra Guha

 

Sumitra Guha‘s concerts are counted as ‘experiences’ that bear the stamp of exclusive musical devotion towards Hindustani as well as Carnatic music. Sumitra strides the two schools of Indian classical music, viz. Carnatic and Hindustani music due to her unique upbringing. Her first tutor was her mother, who imbued in her Indian Classical music with a religious fervour. In 1964, Sumitra started learning Indian Classical music under none other than Classical musicians Pt. A. Kanan and Vidushi Malavika Kanan. She assimilated both of their styles in her music, and later received instruction from Sushil Kumar Bose, the accomplished disciple of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.

 

 

Segment: Indian Classical Music

Dates: 9th October

Venue: India Habitat Centre

Time: 7 p.m.

Name of the artist: G. Raghuraman


G Raghuraman is a talented, well acclaimed exponent of the flute played in the Carnatic style, a classical form of music from the south of India. He has travelled widely and enthralled audiences both in India and abroad. He hails from a family of distinguished musicians. His grandmother, Kirannor.S.Jayalakshmi, a renowned artist of yesteryears, was one of the pioneer Carnatic flautist among women and his father K.J.Govindarajan was legendry Bharatanatyam guru.

 

Raghuraman had his initial training from Shri Swamainathan Iyer, Shri T.S.Sankaran, Shri R.Thyagarajan. Later, he continued under the guidance of Dr.N.Ramani. His forte’ is the use of a combination of base flutes to enhance the effect of his playing.

 

His music has been highly appreciated everywhere. He has been performing regularly since 1984 and participated in many prestigious festivals in India and abroad. He has also conducted workshops on Carnatic music in North America and Mauritius.

 

Raghuraman is a recipient of many awards and prizes, notable among them being the first prize in the All India Radio competition held in 1989 in the instrumental category, resulting in his placement as a graded artist of All India Radio. He has won the appreciation of Shri R.Venkataraman, President of India, for his excellent performance at concerts held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. He was also honoured with the Delhi Yuva Kalakar award by Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha.

 

He has been a member of ICCR delegations to North Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Turkey and Syria. He has also performed in Re-Union,Mauritius and extensively in the U.S.A and Canada. Raghuraman,with keen interest to experiment has given many fusion and newage music.He has also composed music for full length dance ballets.

 

 

Segment: Indian Classical Music

Dates: 9th October

Venue: India Habitat Centre

Time: 7 p.m.

Name of the artist: Shubhendra Rao (sitarist)

 

Ace composer and performer, Shubhendra Rao is ranked amongst the key soloists of India. Distinguished as a musical bridge to many cultures, he creates an experience for his audience that ‘is not aimed at titillating the senses, but to seize the soul’ (The Hindu, 4th Feb 2000). A protégé of world-renowned Sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Shubhendra has established himself not only as a master of his instrument but also as a thinking musician, constantly endeavoring to carry his instrument beyond conventional boundaries.

 

Hailed as a worthy successor to his Guru’s tradition, Shubhendra has performed at major music festivals and concert halls like Broadway and Carnegie Hall in New York, WOMAD festival in Guernsey, UK, National Arts Festival in South Africa, Theatre de le Ville in Paris and Doverlane Music Conference in India. In 2007, he was awarded the “Youth Icon for Classical Music” by the popular Zee Television Network.

 

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