Music as an art can be extremely liberating. When you’re down after a long day, music can be soothing in every sense of the word. Instrumental music in particular does the same and transcends us to a zone of total tranquillity. Whether its a 600-member philharmonic orchestra or an individual performer it has the power to connect and resonate your feelings in the most immersive way.
Learning to play an instrument or understanding nuances of music comes with years of learning and patience that very few can resort to. One Page spotlight is privileged to know some established and talented musicians who are blessed with music in their DNA, and have not taken this flair too lightly.
Here are 3 well-known instrumentalists in India who have graced our platform.
Pandit Pravin Godkhindi
Born in a family of musicians, Pandit Pravin Godkhindi is an Indian Classical Flutist. From toying with a flute at the age of 3 to being the first Indian flutist to perform on a 8ft Contrabass flute, Pandit Pravin has several accolades under his belt. He has performed with eminent artists like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Sivamani and many more while also making his mark internationally.
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Giridhar Udupa is one of the most adored names in the world of classical music. Also known as the King of Pot Music, Giridhar began playing the ghatam at the age of 3 under the guidance of his father, Vidwan Ullur Nagendra Udupa and later under Vidhushi Sukanya Ramgopal and Vidwan V Suresh. Apart from playing carnatic music, he also has a flair for Hindustani Classical, Fusion, Jazz, Blues, Flamenco, Latin Music, Arabic Music, Japanese Music, Bollywood Music, European Folk Music, Symphony Orchestra, and has been part of numerous International Music Festivals.
Varijashree is a classically trained singer and flutist. Born in a household of musicians, Varijashree had a rare ability to identify around 50 ragas when she was an 18-month old toddler and 200 ragas at the age of 4. This prodigal child grew up to give several performances with eminent musicians in India and internationally. Whether it’s films, events associated with the World Health Organisation, documentaries or music albums, Varijashree has left no stone unturned.
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These instrumentalists are a force to reckon with and we’re extremely happy to have them with us on One Page Spotlight. To follow their journey of music and also many other artists, please join One Page Spotlight to be a part of the creative world.