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Shashank and Rakesh Chaurasia at Isha Festival, Coimbatore





Maestro Shashank and Rakesh Chaurasia presented a Carnatic and Hindustani Flute jugalbandhi accmpanied by
Patri Satish Kumar on the Mridangam and Anubrata Chatterjee on Tabla on Feb 25, 2014. Above are some pictures
from the event.

Shashank at Saptak Festival, Ahmedabad



Maestro Shashank presented a solo recital supported by Patri Satish Kumar on the Mridangam at the prestigious
Saptak Festival on Jan 13, 2014. A Ragam Tanam Pallavi in Raga Vachaspati was the central piece of the performance

Shashank at The Music Academy - Jan 01, 2014



Maestro Shashank began yet another year with a performance at the prestigious instituition The Music Academy, Chennai. The concert was performed to a packed house and was extremely well received. Here is a short video clip of Raga Bhageshri, presented during the performance.

Murali Gaanam - Shashank & Sudha Ragunathan - Flute and Vocal duet



Shashank and renowned vocalist Sudha Ragunathan presented Murali Gaanam - a vocal and Flute duet for the first time to a packed hall at Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai on 3rd November, 2013 accompanied by Patri Satish Kumar on the Mridangam and B.S. Purushottam on Khanjira. Ragas presented include Bhairavi, Ganamurthe, Dharmavathi, Kurinji and Mand.

Shashank and Meta4 Quartet perform in Germany


(From L to R : Sai Giridhar, Shashank Subramanyam and the Meta4 quartet)

Maestro Shashank performed along with Meta4, a well known qartet for the Audi Car Summer Music Festival in Neuberg, Germany to a very receptive and appreciative audience. Two beautiful pieces of music were composed by the well known Finnish composer Eero Hammeineimi and was largely based on improvisation. Here is a link to the review that appeared in a news paper in Germany.

Review in the Augsburger

Shashank Flute Solo concert tour 2014


(From L to R : Patri Satish Kumar, Shashank Subramanyam and Mysore Srikanth)

Maestro Shashank and his wonderful team of artists including Mysore Srikanth on Violin and Patri Satish Kumar on Mridangam will tour Europe, US and Canada during April and May 2014. To book a performance, lecture demonstration or a workshop in your area, please contact The Seven Notes Inc. on thesevennotesinc@gmail.com

Carnatic and Hindustani Flute duet concert tour of USA Sept / Oct 2013


(Shashank Subramanyam and Rakesh Chaurasia)

Shashank and Rakesh Chaurasia, the well known flautist and nephew of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia will tour the US from Sept 10 - Oct 20, 2013 accompanied by Sai Giridhar on Mridangam and Subhajyoti Guha on Tabla. For more information, please refer to the schedule page or write to thesevennotesinc@gmail.com

Rare duet between flautist and folk musicians at classical Indian arts festival in Singapore


(Picture taken during the sound check at The Esplanade, Singapore)

By Eileen Tay


Indian music fans can catch a rare duet featuring renowned classical flautist Shashank Subramanyam from South India and the Manganiyar folk musicians from the Rajasthan deserts in the North next Saturday.

This collaboration is one of the headline acts in the 11th edition of the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society's Festival Of Indian Classical Music And Dance.

Dr Vimala Selvadurai, 70, member of the festival organising committee says: "Normally we try to have a duet between Northern and Southern classical music. This particular combination of folk musicians and flute has never been heard before in Singapore."

The item, Sammilan - Spirit of Krishna, is inspired by the Hindu deity Krishna, who is traditionally depicted with a flute. This will be one of the four main concerts in this year's festival, held at the Esplanade.

For more please visit Rare Duet between Flautist and Folk Musicians - Straight Times, Singapore, March 11, 2013

Maestro Shashank performs at The Music Academy

Maestro Shashank began the new year (Jan 01, 2013) with a performance at the prestigious instituition The Music Academy, Chennai. The concert was performed to a packed house and was extremely well received. Here is a short video clip of Rag Vagadeeshawari, one of the pieces presented during the performance.

Maestro Shashank performs at The Harivallabh

Maestro Shashank was invited by The Harivallabh Sangeet Samaroh, the oldest concert series held in Jalandhar, Punjab, India on the 29th and 30th of Dec, 2012. The first day saw a jugalbandhi performance of Shashank and Pandit Tejendra Majumdhar on Sarod accompanied by Yogesh Samsi on Tabla and Neyveli Venkatesh. The second day saw a solo performance of Shashank. Found below are links to some of the reports / reviews that appeared in the media in Punjab.


(Tejendra Majumdar and Shashank - live in performance at Jalandhar)

The River like flow of his flute - Tribune Jan 01, 2013

A review that was published by Dainik Bhaskar Dec 30, 2012

A report from the Tribune Dec 30, 2012

The Carnatic Flautist's story

Maestro Shashank was invited by The Harivallabh Sangeet Samaroh, the oldest concert series held in Jalandhar, Punjab, India on the 29th and 30th of Dec, 2012. Found below is an article in Jalandhar Tribune on Shashank.


Maestro Shashank performs in Macedonia

Maestro Shashank performed at the Skopje Jazz Festival, Macedonia - perhaps the first for any Indian Classical Musician. Shashank was a guest artist on the band New Jungle Orchestra. The concert was performed to a packed house and was extremely well received. Here is a short video clip from the performance.

 

Ripples of Rhythm as Saarang Opens

When they first played an outline of the composition, many in the audience went down the memory lane to the days when strains of Vande Mataram were the first thing one heard on the radio. A spontaneous Shashank Subramanyam on the flute presented an instrumental composition of Nanda Nandana, accompanied by an energetic Anwar Khan, a vocalist from the Manganiyar community who effortlessly raised the tempo of the symphony merging it with a Krishna Bhajan, evoking the tempestuous rhythms of desert dunes.

A report in The Hindu News Paper on Jan 18, 2012 - For more, Click Here


Flute or Magic Wand?

Veena maestro S. Balachander once commented during a TV interview that he was always jealous of flute vidwans, who just need to pack the instrument in their knapsack for their foreign tours whereas he had to book an extra ticket for his instrument!

Contrary to what he said, nowadays flautists carry lengthy boxes with flutes of various sizes, which they change for required octaves.

Recently, Shashank made maximum use of his flutes to keep the audience spellbound. A brief alapana of Durbar set the mood for the evening that was followed by the varnam. The evening's fare was dominated by Tyagaraja kritis; what more can one ask for?

A review in The Hindu News Paper in Dec 2011 - For more, Click Here

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