Stichting Naad and Theater Meervaart present:
Shashank Subramanyam - Carnatic Flute
Mysore Srikant - Violin
Patri Satish Kumar - Mridangam
Venue: Meervaart Theater, Amsterdam
Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014
A Grammy nominated exponent of the Flute, Shashank Subramanyam 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.
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. He is one of the youngest recipient of the “A Top” ranking in the All India Radio and TV.
Mysore Srikanth is a senior disciple of Vidwan Sri. H.K. Narasimhamurthy of Mysore. He started learning Violin at a very young age and has undergone rigorous training for more than twenty years.Srikanth has been giving performances from his fifteenth year. He has gained rich experience by accompanying Top Artists like R.K.Srikantan, Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna, T.N.Seshagopalan, T.V.Sankaranarayanan, O.S.Thiagarajan, Trichur Ramachandran, Hyderabad Brothers, Yesudas, K.S.Gopalakrishnan, Rudrapatnam Brothers, Bombay Sisters, Sudha Raghunathan & others and received their blessings and appreciation.
He has performed with great Mridangam stalwarts like Palghat Sri Raghu, T.K.Murthy, Guru Karaikkudi Mani, Guruvayur Dorai, Vellore Ramabhadran, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Tiruvarur Bhaktavatsalam, Srimushnam Rajarao and many others. He is also performing with talented young artists like Abhishek Raghuram, T.V.Ramprasadh, Shashank, Gayathri Girish, Sikkil Gurucharan & others. Srikanth has been featured in all prestigious Music Sabhas & Organizations throughout the country.
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’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.