Featuring Sruthi Sagar
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Sruti is proud to present J.B Sruthi Sagar on the Flute; Vittal Rangan – Violin; Praveen Sparsh- Mridangam; Sunil Kumar- Kanjira
Enjoy an outstanding Indian Classical Instrumental concert virtually. Ticket buyers will be sent the event link before the performance.
A prodigious flautist known for his strict adherence to tradition and is compared to the legendary flute maestro Sri T.R. Mahalingam. He is a student of Dr. Sundar. An A grade artist of AIR and winner of many awards including the prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar award from Sangeet Natak Academy in 2019.
Times of India: The music that flows from the flute of Sruthi Sagar fills listeners with a sense of wonder. At some point you forget that it’s a flute concert and the graceful music sounds quite like a vocal one!
Sample Video: https://youtu.be/1LJqhV46ZEk
Vittal Rangan- Violin
A student of Sangeeta Kalanidhi Padmabhushan A. Kanyakumari. An A grade artist of AIR and has received the best concert award from the Music Academy for three consecutive years. Also the recipient of Dr MS Subbulakshmi fellowship award and CCRT scholarship. He has accompanied several senior musicians including Padmabhshan Sangeeta Kalanidhi R.K.Srikantan, Sangeeta Kalanidhi TV Shankaranarayanan, Ranjani Gayatri, Sangeeta Kalanidhi Aruna Sairam, to name a few.
Praveen Sparsh- Mridangam
A multi percussionist and music producer. He is a student of mridangam maestro Guruvayur Dorai and the grandson of mridangam exponent Thanjavur Upendran.
He has most recently released his solo percussion album “UNRESERVED”, a mridangam centric album that explores the sounds of everyday life. He has received several prestigious awards including Laya Ratna, Yuva Kala Bharati, Palghat Mani Iyer Endowment award. Praveen has also collaborated and toured with world music bands.
Sunil Kumar- Kanjira
An grade artist of AIR. Student of Kanjira maestro Selvaganesh. He has accompanied stalwarts like Padmashri Kanyakumari and Sangeeta Kalanidhi Sanjay Subramaniam and Sangeeta Kalanidhi Sudha Raghunathan to name a few.