18th Oct, 2020 (Sun)
USA: 11 am EST, 10 am CST, 8 am PST
UK: 4 pm
India: 8.30 pm
With over four decades of performance history behind them, their ability to play across genres allows a rarely seen global appeal for their music. The other dimensions of the artists include Music Direction, Production, Acting
Ganesh Kumaresh have been the only violin duo to have performed for more than four decades together. The brothers have carved a niche for Indian instrumental music with their impeccable and remarkable technique both in playing the instrument and in interpreting the musical forms. Their music is laden with virtuosity and brims with soul stirring creativity, soaked in classicism. Read more
Dr. ‘Ghatam’ KARTHICK, is a shining star Ghatam artiste,
has performed with almost all top ranked Classical artists, all over the world. Karthick is a proud torch-bearer of the legacy of his Gurus – Ghatam
Maestros Sri.T.H.Vikku Vinayakram and Sri. T.H.Subash Chandran. Karthick has extensively performed with Indian film Industry and collaborated with many International Artistes.
Karthick has a PhD in Sanskrit under the guidance of Dr.S.Ramaratnam, and a Masters in Music. Karthick leads the Heartbeat Ensemble and is a
prolific composer of many Tillanas, Kritis, Varnams and Fusion Pieces. Karthick is always known for intelligent innovations and creative ventures. All these facets have earned him a very special endearing status in the hearts, minds and thoughts of many musical enthusiasts, admirers and scholars all over the World. Read more
Anand started his musical journey on the mridangam, the principle drum of South Indian music, the Carnatic tradition. Anand started performing full-fledged concerts as a child, and has since cemented his position as a premier mridangam-ist of his generation, carrying forth one of the greatest drumming traditions. The grandson and disciple of the pioneering, venerated and award winning mridangam maestro, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Shri. Palghat R. Raghu – Anand learned the fundamentals of the mridangam under his uncle, Shri. R. Ramkumar and began an official tutelage under his grandfather at the age of five. He performed his first concert at the age of seven. As a child artist, he received many awards from traditional organizations of Carnatic Music in India. Notably, he has won the categorical Best Mridangist Prize from the Music Academy, Madras, a record five times in six years. Also, he was awarded the State of the Arts Award from the New Jersey government twice in 1997-1998 as part of the National Endowment of the Arts’ effort to promote cultural awareness in the U.S.A. In 1999, he was invited to perform for the millenium celebrations in Berlin, Germany at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and at the EXPO 2000 in Hanover. A year later, he performed at the historic Sadler’s Wells Music Festival in London for the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Recently, he went back to Germany at the invitation of Fred Frith, the British experimental guitarist to perform for the seminal New Jazz Meeting for SWR 2, a national radio station in Baden Baden.
In May of 2008, he was a featured soloist in the Grammy nominated, Miles from India tour, which premiered in Town Hall, NYC presenting the great Miles Davis’s music with Indian instrumentation featuring jazz legends: Ron Carter, Dave Liebman Lenny White, Ndugu Chancler, and Pete Cosey. In July of 2011, he performed in a Carte Blanche Artist Series at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam to a crowd of 64,000.
Anantha holds a BA in Western Music and Philosophy from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Electronic Music and Percussion from Mills College, California. During this time he studied Western percussion under William Winant. Specializing in contemporary 20th century percussion music, he is perhaps the only percussionist of Indian heritage to perform the music of American composers Steve Reich, John Cage, James Tenney, Jon Appleton, Charles Dodge among many others. He is also a special interest student of tabla under Ustad Zakir Hussain for the past six years.