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R.K.Srinivasan [Senia-Gharana]

Versatile flautist Dr.Surmani.R.K.Srinivasan ranks among the country’s leading flutists and hailing from a family with a musical background, Srinivasan was initially trained by his father,Vidwan Srirangam R.Kannan,a Carnatic musician and Professor at the Banaras Hindu University.

He had his training in flute from M.Nataraja Iyer and in the Hindustani system,he had Pt.C.L.Srivastava, Padmashri N.Rajam and Pt.Jotin Bhattacharya for his guidance.

He has fitted a set of two strings for the Madhya and tara shadja notes to the flute called “Tantra-Vamshi”, so as to get a complete spectrum of sound.

Carnatic musicians having a go at Hindustani music is not uncommon,while the reverse is seldom the case.We have the great example of noted violinist M.S.Gopalakrishnan,vocalist and percussion exponent T.V.Gopalakrishnan,violinist V.V.Subramanyam and vocalist,Trissur V.Ramachandran.These musicans have mostly been featured in separate Carnatic and Hindustani music concerts and occasionally in jugalbandi or duet recitals in which both the musicians share the platform.

One does not come across a recital in which both Carnatic and Hindustani items are presented by the same musician in the same performance.Such a impressive fare of novelty is attempting by a Versatille Fluatist Surmani Srinivasan of Varanasi.

The logical progression of phrases from the mandra to the tara sthayi with a reposeful and melodic development is the novelty of Srinivasan’s performance of both Carnatic and Hindustani Flute in the same stage.

The longer flute which he use, produce a warm, mellow sound which was soothing to the ears. He utilizes to advantage some of the strong points of Hindustani music-ample room available in it for swara elongations and comfortable staying on the pitches in the gamut, in tune-- which made a deep impact on the listeners.

It is again the southerners who have stolen a march over their northern compatriots in the matter of mastery over and performance of Hindustani music in concerts.

R regular broadcaster over the All Indian Radio and Doordarshan Kendra is working as Programme Officer in Doordarshan Kendra Varanasi.

Srinivasan has performed at number of music concerts tour sponsored by I.C.C.R to South African countries.

Dr. R.K.Srinivasan was also invited as a Visiting Professor in University of Michigan,U.S.A.during Sept-October2007. Your browser may not support display of this image.The versatile flutis Dr.Surmani.R.K.Srinivasan ranks among the country’s leading flutists and hailing from a family with a musical background, Srinivasan was initially trained by his father,Vidwan Srirangam R.Kannan,a Carnatic musician and Professor at the Banaras Hindu University.

He had his training in flute from M.Nataraja Iyer and in the Hindustani system,he had Pt.C.L.Srivastava, Padmashri N.Rajam and Pt.Jotin Bhattacharya for his guidance.

He has fitted a set of two strings for the Madhya and tara shadja notes to the flute called “TANTRA-VAMSHI”, so as to get a complete spectrum of sound.

Carnatic musicians having a go at Hindustani music is not uncommon,while the reverse is seldom the case.We have the great example of noted violinist M.S.Gopalakrishnan,vocalist and percussion exponent T.V.Gopalakrishnan,violinist V.V.Subramanyam and vocalist,Trissur V.Ramachandran.These musicans have mostly been featured in separate Carnatic and Hindustani music concerts and occasionally in jugalbandi or duet recitals in which both the musicians share the platform.

One does not come across a recital in which both Carnatic and Hindustani items are presented by the same musician in the same performance.Such a impressive fare of novelty is attempting by a Versatille Fluatist Surmani Srinivasan of Varanasi.

The logical progression of phrases from the mandra to the tara sthayi with a reposeful and melodic development is the novelty of Srinivasan’s performance of both Carnatic and Hindustani Flute in the same stage.

The longer flute which he use, produce a warm, mellow sound which was soothing to the ears. He utilizes to advantage some of the strong points of Hindustani music-ample room available in it for swara elongations and comfortable staying on the pitches in the gamut, in tune-- which made a deep impact on the listeners.

It is again the southerners who have stolen a march over their northern compatriots in the matter of mastery over and performance of Hindustani music in concerts.

A regular broadcaster over the All Indian Radio and Doordarshan Kendra is working as Programme Officer in Doordarshan Kendra Varanasi.

Srinivasan has performed at number of music concerts tour sponsored by I.C.C.R to South African countries.

Dr. R.K.Srinivasan was also invited as a Visiting Professor in University of Michigan,U.S.A.during Sept-October2007.

Contact Details

B-4/58, Hanumanghat,
Varanasi-221001
(Uttar-Pradesh)