and Theater Meervaart in Amsterdam
Sunday – April 6 – 15:30
Patri Satish Kumar
|A Grammy nominated exponent of the Flute, Shashank stormed into the music world at the age of six in 1984. He was the youngest musician to have been invited by The Music Academy, Chennai to perform the senior most slot of The Music Academy, (often performed by Legends of Indian Classical Music), at the age of 12 – a record yet to be broken in the history of South Indian Music.Trained by father Subramanyam and vocal maestros R.K. Srikantan and Palghat K.V. Narayanaswami, he is presently considered one of the best Bamboo Flute artists and is hailed so by the Indian and international media alike. The BBC World TV telecast a documentary on Shashank titled “Destination Music”, recently.
Shashank often collaborates with many legendary musicians from India and around the world including Guitarist John McLaughlin, Tabla Maestro Zakir Hussain, Ustad Sultan Khan, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pt. Ajoy Chakraborthy to name a few.
Quotes from the Press :
Shashank’s improvisations pushed open the envelope of his music with a fiery curiosity characteristic of the best Avar Garde jazz……Los Angeles Times, July 13, 1998
Shashank manifested an ineffable sweetness of tone throughout even the most briskly florid embellishments……. Washington Post, May 19, 1998
The Surreal Flautist….. Indian Express…. 2007
Weaving a web of creativity…. The Hindu, Jan 2007
Flute Prodigy bewitches audience….. Indian Express, Nagpur-India, Aug 2, 1997
Concert captures soul of India…… The Oregonian, June 8, 1999
With scintillating, primal tones he truly sings through the most organic and ancient of all instruments. His logic-defying virtuosity is the result of a magical innate talent coupled with the best possible training. Shashank has propelled the Bamboo flute into an enviable position by his playing techniques of which “the multi flute transposed fingering technique” and “the dual octave production” have won him world acclaim.
Shashank has enthralled audiences in India, USA, Canada, Macedonia, UK, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, The Middle East, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and Korea.
Shashank is one of the youngest recipient of the “A Top” ranking in the All India Radio and TV. A recipient of the “Kalaimamani” from the Tamil Nadu Govt, “Kuzhal Arasar” from the prestigious Kellogg School of Management, North Western University, Chicago and the prestigious Grammy Nomination for the year 2009, Shashank has over 60 CDs and several DVDs to his credit. Shashank currently pursues Hindustani music from the legendary vocalist Pt. Jasraj.
Patri Satish Kumar
Patri Satish Kumar
|The much sought after mridangam artiste from India, Patri Satish Kumar was born into a family of musicians. He was initiated into the art of percussion by his mother Padmavathy, a renowned violinist and had his debut at the tender age of 7.A fine performer, composer and with a deep interest to innovate and explore the art form, his specialization is his precise fingering technique and the fine balance of sounds between the treble and base heads of the Mridangam.
Trained by Guru’s Sree Ramachandramurthy, V.A.Swami and V. Narasimhan, Satish Kumar continues to evolve a style of his own that is distinctly his own.
Satish Kumar has been a regular feature in prestigious venues and festivals across India and around the world including BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall – London, The Music Academy – Chennai, Saptak Festival – Ahmedabad, Theater De La Ville – Paris, Villa Cardova – Cardoba – Spain, Rashtrapathi Bhavan – New Delhi, Pablo Festival in France, Harbor Front Festival – Toronto, Madrid Jazz Festival, to name a few.
Satish Kumar’s name features in scores of CD and DVD productions as a soloist and also as part of other Ensembles from Classical and other musical productions in various genres all over the world.Satish has been enthralling audiences in India, The Persian Gulf, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, USA and Canada.An “A-Top” ranking artiste of the All India Radio, Satish Kumar continues his journey in the world of percussion.