Math & Cultural
|Location:||MSRI: Simons Auditorium|
Indian classical music and the art of improvisation
B. Purnaprajna, Indian classical violin
Amit Kavthekar, Tabla
About B. Purnaprajna
Purnaprajna Bangere comes from a important school of violin players in India. He had rigorous training under the well-known south Indian violinist and a teacher of great repute HKN Murthy. HKN Murthy is the student of the legendary Indian musician M. S. Gopalakrishnan. Purnaprajna is a representative of his school, and plays the style of music known as the Parur style, characterized by high technical virtuosity and musicianship.
About Amit Kavthekar
Young and talented Amit Kavthekar has rhythm running in his veins. At the early age of six, he was groomed in the art of tabla playing by Maestro Ustad Allarakha. Since 1991, he has studied tabla intricacies with Ustad Zakir Hussain, a master maestro of Tabla. Amit has played with some of the major musicians of Indian classical music, including, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma and Pt. Jasraj. Presently Amit is teaching Tabla at the New England School of Music which is based in Boston, MA area.