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Classical Mandolin Concert by Maestro U Shrinivas


Featuring Mandolin Maestro U Shrinivas

When: May 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Location: Valley Catholic School, Beaverton

Event Type: Music Concert

rasika proudly presents a grand Mandolin concert by the Carnatic Mandolin Maestro, Padmashri U Shrinivas and his brother Sri. U Rajesh. They will be accompanied by:

Mridangam: Madirimangalam Swaminathan
Ghatam: Trichy Murali

In a country where musicians can be anything from maverick stars to mercurial gurus, U Shrinivas is unique. Like the legendary pied piper, U Shrinivas, wielding the mandolin has become synonymous with his name. This genious, already a Padmashri, has achieved a remarkable feat of retaining audience interest and keeping pressure at bay. Uppalappu Shrinivas is to Indian classical music what Yehudi Menuhin is to Western classical music.

U. Srinivas has enraptured audiences throughout the world with his brilliance on the instrument, which he alone developed and into a solo instrument in the South Indian classical repertoire. A child prodigy, he gave his first public appearance and went on to receive the prestigious title of Padma Shree award from the President of India. Just recently, he has been honored with Sangeet Natak Akademi award. He has recorded several of albums for labels including Realworld, BMG, EMI among others. He also tours regularly with Indian-Jazz ensemble Remember Shakti with guitarist John McLaughlin and tabla maestro Zakir Hussain.

U Rajesh is the younger brother of Mandolin Maestro Shri U.Shrinivas. Tutored under the guidance of his father and brother, Rajesh started playing Carnatic Classical Music on Mandolin at the young age of 6 and gave his first concert at Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in the presence of His Holiness Shri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal. Since then he has been performing extensively in India and Abroad both alone and along with his brother. He has also performed along with great artists like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Vikku Vinayakaram etc.; He has traveled far and wide in his musical journey and has performed in all major cities around the world. The most unforgettable among all his concerts is the performance in the prestigious International Mandolin Festival held at Rudolstadt, Germany organised by Folk and Tanz festival.

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