By Vidwan Shashank Subramanyam
Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 4:30PM
Fugett Middle School Auditorium
500 Ellis Lane
West Chester, PA 19380
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Carnatic Flute Concert by Vidwan Shashank Subramanyam, accompanied by Mysore Srikanth on the violin and Patri Satish Kumar on the Mridangam.
Shashank Subramanyam (Flute)
Child prodigy, Shashank amazed the public from the age of six in 1984, shortly after the death of the legendary TR Mahalingam alias Mali, genius and innovator of the Carnatic flute who had predicted a great future for him.
Formed in the greatest tradition by father Subramanyam, Palghat K.V. Narayanaswami, one of the greatest singers of the last century, Shashank has a vast repertoire and has never ceased to evolve and innovate. Known for several noteworthy contribution, he varies the tones by use of multiple flutes of various sizes using transposed fingering techniques. Already unique in this, he goes even further by incorporating the Hindustani music that he studied with the great singer Pandit Jasraj. His incredible sound and his consummate art of improvisation make him the most astonishing flautist of South India.
Among the many coveted awards bestowed, Grammy nomination for the CD album with Guitarist John McLaughlin, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award by the President of India and Kalaimamani by Govt of Tamil Nadu are noteworthy. He has presented concerts, workshops, lec-dems in prestigious concert halls, universities and conservatories, in over 50 countries. He has 80 CDs and several DVDs to his credit. More info can be found on www.shashank.org and social media pages.
Mysore Srikanth (Violin)
Mysore Srikanth is an A Grade artist of All India Radio and belongs to the Parur Violin Parampara. He 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 since age 15. He has gained rich experience by accompanying stalwarts 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, Srimushnum Raja Rao and many others. He is also performing with talented young artists like Abhishek Raghuram, Shashank and Sikkil Gurucharan. Srikanth has been featured in all prestigious Music Sabhas & Organizations throughout the country.
Patri Satish Kumar (Mridangam)
The much sought after mridangam artiste, 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 at the age of 7. Trained under Gurus Sree Ramachandramurthy, V.A. Swami and V. Narasimhan, Satish Kumar continues to evolve a distinct style of his own. A fine performer and composer with a deep interest to innovate and explore the art form, his specialization is his precise fingering technique and the fine balance between the treble and base heads of the mridangam.
Satish Kumar has been a regular feature in prestigious venues and festivals in India and around the world including the Music Academy in Chennai, the Royal Albert Hall in London, at festivals in Paris, Spain and Canada.