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Padma Bhushan Vidushi Prabha Atre
An eminent personality in the field of music, Dr. Prabha Atre has earned for herself a place of distinction as a brilliant thinker, performer, composer and teacher of music. She is one of the senior most, front ranking female vocalists in the country representing the Kirana gharana today.
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Padma Bhushan Sangeetha Kalanidhi T.V. Sankaranarayanan
Padma Bhushan, Sangeetha Kalanidhi T.V. Sankaranarayanan is an eminent and popular Carnatic vocalist, known for his vibrant music that essentially stems from the style of his late uncle-guru, Madurai Mani Iyer, and who has at the same time evolved his own distinct individual bhani. Sankaranarayanan is particularly noted for the easy reach of his voice to the upper notes and colourful delineation of the Swaraprastaram.
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Padma Bhushan Pandit Rajan-Sajan Mishra
Rajan and Sajan Mishra are brothers and belong to the renowned Benares gharana. They are leading masters of Hindustani classical music today. Along with learning the rich compositions that have been handed down the generations, an integral part of their training has been appreciation of music of all great masters irrespective of gharanas.
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Ranjani-Gayatri
Perfection of sruti, powerful voice control and impeccable aesthetics which reflect the timeless values of classicism - these are some of the qualities that describe the music of Ranjani and Gayatri. Above all this, it is the sisters’ capacity to deeply experience and enjoy what they sing, that takes their music to a different plane.
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Sanhita Nandi
Sanhita Nandi is a renowned exponent of the Kirana gharana. The central motif of her rendition is unhurried development of a raga in vilambit tempo, ornamented sargams, drut khyal and tarana with inimitable taan patterns.
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Revathi Ramaswamy
Revathi Ramaswamy is an accomplished musician and has given several Veena concerts in USA and India. She learned music from her mother Vainika Gayaka Vidhushi late Smt. Ranganayaki Sundararajan of Mysore.
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Ram Naidu
Ram is a senior disciple of late Smt. Vidya Shankar of Chennai, who was a renowned musicologist and veena vidushi . Ram plays in his guru's unique and melodious style, which is defined by the purity of its veena technique.
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Rajendra Kandalgaonkar
Creative innovation in Hindustani Classical Music has been the key to Rajendra Kandalgaonkar's growth as an artist. With original thought in 'layakari' and 'taans', he performs, using his extensive experience in stage performances, and delivers, both, the expected and the unexpected which attributes his singing with a distinct and very attractive flavor.
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Prashant Radhakrishnan
Prasant Radhakrishnan is a versatile saxophonist identified with both the South Indian Classical (Carnatic) and jazz disciplines. The unique vocal texture of his sound on saxophone, noted for its expressive complexity and rhythmic ingenuity, reflects Prasant's continued study of tradition, constant innovation, and vast concert experience.
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Kushal Das
Kushal Das is today considered a foremost torchbearer of the Senia gharana. The critics and connoisseurs have acknowledged him as a worthy successor of his idol, the legendary maestro Late Pandit Nikhil Bandyopadhyay.
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Vishwa Mohan Bhat
Creator of the Mohan Veena and winner of the Grammy Award, Vishwa Mohan has mesmerized the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet forceful music. It is due to Vishwa’ s maiden effort that he rechristened guitar as Mohan Veena, his significant creation and has established it in the mainstream of Indian classical instrumental music.
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V. K. Raman
V.K. Raman, one of the leading flautists in the Carnatic style of music, started learning flute at the age of nine. At the age of fifteen, he started giving full-fledged concerts. Since then Raman has performed in many prestigious festivals in India and abroad. Raman has had the privilege of performing flute duets along with his Guru, the great flute maestro Dr.N.Ramani on several occasions.
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Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi
The Lalgudi tradition of classical music needs no introduction to music connoisseur.Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, daughter and disciple of the great maestro has been a worthy torch bearer of this great parampara. She has over the years contributed not only to the continuation of these unique bani, but has made it flourish further.
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