Brindha Manickavasakan – Vocal | Shreya Devnath – Violin | K Praveen Kumar – Mridangam
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Brindha Manickavasakan is a performing vocalist in Indian Classical Carnatic Music based in Chennai, India. She has been performing for the past 17 years, from the age of 10. She is an ‘A’ grade artist of All India Radio, Chennai.
Brindha has been a student of Sangita Kalaacharya Smt. Suguna Varadachari for over nine years. She previously trained with a number of highly regarded musicians and teachers. Besides Carnatic music, She learned veena as well as Bharatanatyam. Her academic qualifications include a Masters in music from Madras University and a Masters in Bio-Statistics from Georgetown University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in music at the University of Madras.
An impressive list of awards, performance credentials with reviews to match make Brinda a notable musician among her peers. He rich voice, adherence to sruti and pataantharam make her certainly one to please the occasional listener as well as the seasoned rasika.
Shreya Devnath – Violin
A disciple of Lalgudi Jayaraman currently under the guidance of GJR Krishnan, Shreya has made a mark for herself as a soloist and accompanist in her frequent recitals in India and abroad. She has evolved a distinct style where precision is matched with fluency. Shreya’s intelligence, quick grasp and mellifluousness make her an asset to any team. She has enjoyed performing chitraveena and flute jugalbandis, and singing for Bharatanatyam recitals.
K Praveen Kumar – Mridangam
With veterans Valangaiman Shanmugasundaram Pillai for grandfather and Tanjore Upendran for father, K Praveen Kumar grew up in a world resonating with rhythms. With initial lessons with Nellai Balaji and advanced training from Guruvayur Dorai, he has established himself as one of the brightest young percussionists of today. Playing for renowned Carnatic musicians Praveen blends sensitivity with vigor. He also enjoys making independent music and an occasional foray into composing and performing music for theatre.
“Brindha Manickavasakan came up with a sterling performance that highlighted her Guru Parampara from the Musiri tradition, with master pieces from Swathi Thirunal like Anjaneya in Saveri and Rasa Vilasa in Kamboji”
(Swathi Sangeetha Utsavam – Thiruvananthapuram, January 2017)
“Strict adherence to tradition: Bhava rich rendition was the hall-mark of Brindha’s Concert….Cleanliness, azhutham, and an affinity for the weightier elements of classism strengthened a balanced presentation in which musical maturity complemented youthful energy”
(Madras Music Academy Concert, Dec 2016)
“Listening to Brindha Manickavasakan, one could not help noticing the quality of training received by her…It was heartening to see Brindha explore Kalyani as a raga and not as a scale…”
(Mylapore Fine Arts Concert, Dec 2014)