KALAI Samvad

Meaning of the word Samvad means Dialogue. In this initiative we are going to talk to the artists about their musical journey and how a beginner can start his/her musical journey.

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Following Samvad has been delivered :

Jesse Bannister (Hindustani Classical Saxophone)

Jesse Bannister, an internationally acclaimed Indian classical saxophonist and celebrated composer, renowned for his compelling and innovative performances. As a composer, he has worked with prestigious orchestras such as the Hallé Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of London Sinfonia. Bannister’s mastery of the art form is a result of his intensive training under the guidance of British sitar maestro Dharambir Singh, as well as vocal legends Pandits Rajan & Sajan Mishra. With an impressive career spanning over two decades, Bannister has performed on stages across Asia, Europe, and the US, captivating audiences with his dynamic and soulful performances. Bannister has dedicated himself to sharing the beauty of Indian raag music with Western musicians. His passion for the art form led him to start teaching at the Leeds Conservatoire. Pandit Jasraj once described him as ‘the future of Indian classical music’.

Shantala Subramanyam (Carnatic Flute)

Shantala Subramanyam, a prominent contributor to this field owing to her diligent and hard training. This view has been echoed by music critiques. She has been highly appreciated for her melodic presentations combined with complex rhythmic patterns. Shantala has performed extensively in India, USA, Europe, Canada, UK, Africa and UAE. Watch documentary about Shantala: https://youtu.be/umdfi12dsLs

S. Hariharan (Mridangam)

S. Hariharan, a Mridangam artist hailing from Chennai. He had his initial tutelage from T. S. Nandakumar and has been undergoing rigorous training from Patri Satish Kumar for over a decade. He is a graded Mridangam artist of All India Radio, Chennai and also holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science Engineering from SSN College of Engineering, Chennai. Hariharan had his debut concert at the age of 11. He has accompanied eminent musicians such as Flute Maestro Shashank Subramanyam, Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, Hyderabad Brothers, O.S. Thiagarajan, Madurai G.S.Mani, and others. Hariharan has performed at various venues in India and abroad.

Madan Mohan (Carnatic Violin)

Madan Mohan, a graduate in commerce from the prestigious Vivekananda college, is a Full time performing artist currently under the guidance of Shri. R K Shriram Kumar. He had his initial training under Shri Pannapattu S Venkatesan and Shri TV Ramani. He has performed in various prestigious Sabhas and organizations in Chennai and all over India. He has had the privilege of sharing the stage with senior musicians.

Kaviraj Singh (Santoor)

Kaviraj Singh is a renowned Santoor maestro & vocalist. He has performed in many international concerts including the UK’s world famous Indian music festival called “Darbar festival”. Follow him here http://kavirajsingh.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/kavirajsingh1990

Hiren Chate ( Tabla)

Hiren Chate is a renowned Tabla player. His musical passion has been influenced by the Punjab, Delhi and Ajarada Gharana (or musical school of thought). He has been learning tabla under the guidance of PANDIT YOGESH SAMSI since 2006. Follow him here https://www.facebook.com/Hiren-Chate-516621411737937/

Pt. Pradip Kumar Sarkar (Tabla)

Coming soon…

Shubham Sarkar (Hindustani Classical Violin)

Coming soon…