Indian Classical Music Concert
Sri.Shiva Murthy on Mridangam
Saturday , November 17th, 2012 @ 7:00 PM
Midwest Music Conservatory
15977 Clayton Rd.
Ballwin, MO 63011
Tickets: $10 General, $5 Students
Free for Sangeetha Members
Purnaprajna Bangere comes from a school of violin playing in India that is known for producing high powered violinists who are great virtuosos and great musicians as well. Purna’s teacher H. K. Narasimhamurthy (HKN), a top ranked violinist by All India Radio, is also a teacher of great repute who has produced several first rate violinists.
Purna is the first disciple, in a long line of disciples, of his teacher. HKN’s teacher is the legendary violinist M. S. Gopalakrishnan (MSG), who has been hailed as one of India’s greatest musicians.The style of playing that Purna closely adheres to was discovered by the musical genius Parur Sundaram Iyer, MSG’s father, and is famously known as the Parur style in Indian musical circles. This style incorporates some of the best aspects of Indian music harmoniously blending both the north and south Indian styles of music. Purna is considered a violin virtuoso with a command of instrument that is stunning for speed, clarity and a variety of violin techniques. Purna has given concerts in India, Europe and US to much acclaim.
Accompanying on the mridangam will be Shiva Murthy.
Shiva had his early and advanced training under his uncle, Ganesh Murthy. Shiva Murthy is a talented mrudangist, started learning mridangam at the age of 7 from his uncle Vidwan Sri Soorly Ganesha Murthy an accomplished mridangist in Doordarshan and All India Radio. Shiva has cleared Karnataka Talavadya examination in distinction. He has accompanied several prominent artists in India and US. He is continuing his learning under the guidance of Anand Anantha Krishnan, grand son of vidwan Sri. palghat Raghu.