By Mysore Brothers
Saturday, September 10, 2022 | 4:30 PM
Fugett Middle School Auditorium
500 Ellis Lane
West Chester, PA 19380
A Grand Carnatic Violin Concert by Mysore Nagraj and Dr Mysore Manjunath, accompanied by Patri Satish Kumar on the Mridangam and Giridhar Udupa on the Ghatam.
Violin Maestros Mysore Nagaraj & Dr Mysore Manjunath
Amazingly Gifted Violin Maestros Mysore Nagaraj & Dr. Manjunath, the sons and disciples of renowned violinist Prof. Mahadevappa, were child prodigies who have emerged as world class violinists today.
Mysore Brothers have enthralled audiences all over the world including Royal Albert Hall in London, Sydney Opera house, Common Thread Music festival in Oregon, Santa-Fe festival, World Music Festival in Chicago, Esplanade Theatre in Singapore. Dr. Manjunath is also the First Indian violinist invited to perform at the Prestigious International Violin Festival & Royal Palace of Milan in Italy. He has collaborated with renowned symphony orchestras.
Mysore Brothers are A-grade artists on All India Radio. International broadcasters including BBC, ABC (Australia), have featured them. They have performed in coveted music festivals including Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav, Doverlane Festival, Tansen Sangeet Samaroh in Gwalior, Darbar Festival in London. Mysore brothers have performed in fusion concerts with leading musicians from India and across the globe.
Nagaraj & Dr. Manjunath are recipients of prestigious awards including Ganakala Bhushana award from Ganakala Parishath, Sangeet Natak academy award by the Government of India, Rajyothsava Award by the Government of Karnataka, and Chowdiah National Award by the Academy of Music.
Dr Manjunath has also created several Ragas & Compositions. Mysore brothers are true Cultural Ambassadors of India, who continue to preserve and spread the rich cultural heritage of Indian classical music, in all its glory.
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 Sri 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 performed alongside many artists including Jayanthi Kumaresh, Dr M. Balamuralikrishna, Ganesh and Kumaresh, N. Ravikiran, Zakir Hussain, Pandit Jasraj, and Shashank Subramanyam. He has been a part of many musical confluences of Classical, Fusion and Jazz genres.
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.
Giridhar Udupa (Ghatam)
Giridhar Udupa was born into a family of artists and was exposed to music and literature from a very young age. He began his musical training at the age of four, under the guidance of his father Vidwan Ullur Nagendra Udupa. He trained in the traditional percussion instruments (mridangam, ghatam, kanjira and morsing), but it was the Ghatam that struck a chord with his musical personality. He has since taken advanced lessons from Vidushi Ghatam Sukanya Ramgopal and Vidwan Ghatam V. Suresh, mastering the finer aspects of the fingering techniques of the instrument.
He has accompanied leading artists including Dr. L. Subramaniam, Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, M. S. Gopalakrishnan, R. K. Srikantan, T. N. Krishnan, Mandolin Srinivas, and Malladi Brothers. Giridhar is a recipient of several awards and has performed at United Nations and prestigious venues around the world.
Rooted firmly in the tradition of Carnatic Classical Music, Udupa has extensively widened the boundaries of his repertoire with a wide range of pathbreaking collaborations.