This Dasara Phoenix Marketcity, Bangalore adds a unique flavor to the festivity- Bengaluru Dasara Habba. The largest event in Dasara season in Bangalore is here! Music lovers are in for a treat as world renowned musicians and the artists comes together and celebrate with us.
Performance Date: 9th October Sunday
U.Rajesh is one of the most sought after classical artist currently in India, having played with nearly all of the top musical stars in both north and south India, and has recorded a dozen or more albums. The brother of the legendary Mandolin U. Srinivas, U Rajesh, has given concerts in Australia, the Middle-East, America and Europe.
He was the youngest participant of the Magic Mandolin Festival in Germany in the '80s and is credited with a performance at the Lincoln Center. His recent performance in New
York in the summer of 2006 was voted among the best concerts of the year by the 'New Yorker' magazine. Rajesh was specially honoured by the President of India in April 2007.
Amidst his increasingly busy schedule for concerts & collaborations with other talented artists, the mandolin star had a call from Maestro John McLaughlin to play for his album “Floating Point" which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009. This was a dream come true for Rajesh.
He is currently working on his next album with Greg Ellis, Pete Lockett and the London Chamber Orchestra.
Padmabhushan Dr. T.V.Gopalakrishnan:-
Performance Date: 10th October Monday
It is difficult to encounter such a heady mixture of versatility, creativity and vision, all encapsulated in one man ! In all Dr. T.V.Gopalakrishnan is a cult figure, known simply as dear TVG to one and all!
Born at Trippunithura (Kerala, India), in a family of more than 200 years of musical heritage who adorned the courts of Royalties, Trippunithura Viswanathan Gopalkrishnan (TVG) learnt the complexities of this inimitable music from his father, Sri.Viswanatha Bhagavathar, who was himself a great exponent of Carnatic music. His Uncle Sri.Narayanaswamy Iyer taught him Mridangam too. He was a little Maestro even at the age of Six when he gave his maiden concert before the Last Viceroy of India, Lord Linlithgow.
Gifted with a mellow, bass voice capable of an envious panoramic range, TVG has trained it with infinite patience, practice, and research oriented originality. He has successfully moulded his voice into an enchanting medium, which weaves a magic spell of sonic beauty.
With complete discipline, concentration, natural aplomb, he maintains the purity of Carnatic and Hindustani renditions and an uncompromising adherence to the traditions to both. Utilizing an analytical and research oriented approach, coupled with his musical sensitivity and ingenuity, TVG has evolved a unique style in Hindustani music, emphasizing the Sahitya Bhava, Raga Bhava and Rasa Bhava with precise elaboration of the Boltans and Sargam (swaraprastharas)-which is now better known as Madras Gharana.
DR. SUPARNA VENKATESH:-
Bharathanatyam and Kathak Artist,Teacher & Choreographer
Performance Date: 9th & 10th October Sunday/Monday
Dr. Suparna Venkatesh had her initial instructions and training in Bharathanatyam under Guru. Smt. Jayalakshmi Alva and Guru.Sri.Ramakrishna Alva, at Mangalore, D.K. Karnataka and under their tutelage her Arangetram took place in the year 1981.
She furthered her training in Bharathnatyam under Guru. Smt. Narmada (Awardee of SangeethNatak Academy). After graduating in Commerce, she did her Diploma in Choreography at the Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography, Bangalore. She is, currently, a guest faculty to the department of performing arts at the Bangalore Univesity, and Natya College of Kathak and Choreography.
Her teaching in her dance school "Sai Arts International" has produced several dancers who have carved a niche for themselves bringing joyous recognition as an able guru. She has conducted several workshops in India and abroad.
Her current involvement in training the visually challenged to perform the complex classical dance of Bharathanatyam, has taken her across continents.
She has choreographed ballets and dance features as her home productions and has associated with several educational Institutions in Bangalore and outside to put up shows based on Indian classical dance traditions.
Dr. Suparna Venkatesh is always remembered for her technical virtuosity in both Bharathanatyam and Kathak and her Abhinaya is simply awesome.