“Bengaluru Chapter” Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth

Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst YouthCore Purpose: Have every child experience the inspiration and mysticism embodied in Indian and World Heritage 

An overnight series of 5 programmes on 25 Jan, 8 PM IST to 26 Jan, 6 AM IST

Premier on Youtube SPIC MACAY Official Channel –https://www.youtube.com/c/SPICMACAYOFFICIAL/live

This series has been organised by SPIC MACAY, IIM-B chapter on 25 January every year for the last 17 years. The programmes are open to all, have no tickets. This year, though the pandemic disallows, our spirit doesn’t. We are premiering Yamini ONLINE on SPIC MACAY’s YouTube channel.

  1. VIDUSHI VISHAKHA HARI (Harikatha)

Born in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, she received her training in music from LalgudiJayaraman;. was initiated into the art of Harikatha by her Guru and father-in-law, Shri KrishnapremiSwamigal and husband Shri R. Hari. A top graded artist of the All India Radio; A recipient of Ustad Bismillah Khan YuvaPuraskar of Sangeet NatakAkademi, Harikatha Choodamani from Krishna Gana Sabha, and Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi Centenary Award from Sri Shamukhananda Sangeetha Sabha among other awards; She performs Harikatha on various topics based on SrimadRamayanam, SrimadBhaagavatham, Puranams and Keerthanas, etc.

She will be accompanied by Shri B. Ananthakrishnan on the Violin, Shri S.J Arjun Ganesh on the Mridangam, Shri S Ganapathi on the Tabla, and Srinidhi Sathyanarayanan on the Tamburi.

  1. SHRI PURBAYAN CHATTERJEE (Sitar)

Learnt Sitar from his father Shri Parthapratim Chatterjee; A ‘Top’ grade artist of the All India Radio, he belongs to the Senia-Maihar Gharana; Has designed the ‘Dwo’ which is a Doppelganger of the Indian Sitar. His super-hit fusion album, Stringstruck released by Times Music has received the Palm IRAA Award for the Best World Music Album of the Year. At 15, he received the President of India Award, has also received the Aditya Vikram Birla Award for excellence. Has performed all over the world including Queen Elizabeth Hall, London and the Sydney Opera House,

He will be accompanied on the tabla by Shri OjasAdhiya.

  1. VIDUSHIS SOWMYA (Carnatic Vocal Music)

Learnt music initially from her father Dr. Srinivasan, and later from Dr. S. Ramanathan and Smt.T. Muktha. Making her concert debut at the age of 11, she gave her first performance at the Madras Music Academy aged 17. Has co-founded Carnatica – an institution dedicated to classical music & dance instruction, archival and talent search; Serves as a Visiting Professor at the Advanced School of Carnatic Music of the Madras Music Academy and a member of the Academic Council of the Tamil Nadu Music & Fine Arts University. Was awarded a Ph. D degree from the University of Madras for her path-breaking research work in enhancing the tonal stability of the mridangam. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards & titles, including the Madras Music Academy’s Sangita Kalanidhi.

She will be accompanied by Shri Embar Kannan on the violin, Shri Neyveli Narayanan on the Mridangam, Shri Chandrasekara Sharma on the Ghatam and Kum V Subashri on the Tamburi.

  1. VIDWAN MYSORE A. CHANDAN KUMAR (Carnatic Flute)

A child prodigy, he learnt from Vidwan Sri M.Gopalakrishna and Padma Bhushan Sri. P. S. Narayanaswamy. His grandfather is the famous violinist Sangita Kalanidhi Mysore T. Chowdaiah. ‘A-Top’ grade artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan, has received the Title “VenuGanaRatna” by BharathaKamalalaya,  the ‘Best Concert Prize’ by the Madras Music Academy and Ustad Bismillah Khan YuvaPuraskar Award from Sangeet NatakAkademi among others. Has performed with Sangita KalanidhiUmayalpuramK.Sivaraman, Guru Sri Karaikudi Mani and several others. He has performed at several prestigious concerts including the “Darbar South Asian Music Festival”, London, a special concert for meditation and healing through music in Malaysia and in a thematic concert “The Sounds of India” directed by Padma Bhushan Dr. L. Subramanium.

H will be accompanied by Smt H.M. Smitha on the violin, Vidwan Arjun Kumar on the mridangam and VidwanGiridhar Udupa on the ghatam.

  1. PANDIT VENKATESH KUMAR (Hindustani vocal music)

Hailing from Dharwad, Karnataka, he was trained in the Gwalior and Kirana gharana under the tutelage of the musician-saint PuttarajGawai in Gadag. Debuted at the Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav in Pune upon an invitation from the legendary Pt. Bhimsen Joshi; an “A” grade artist of All India Radio since 1988. Received a postgraduate degree in music from GandharvaMahavidyalaya, has served as a faculty at the University College of Music, Dharwad and has authored the textbook of music prescribed for the examination conducted by the Government of Karnataka. Recipient of the ‘Padma Shri’ from the Government of India, Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, Sangeet Natak Academy Award, VatsalaBhimsen Joshi Award, Krishna Hangal Award among others.He will be accompanied by Shri Keshav Joshi on the tabla, Shri Narendra Nayak on the harmonium, Sri Basavaraj Hiremath and Sri Jason Lobo on the tanpura.   

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