The evening will commence with a performance by The Bhavan’s upcoming violin students Aparna Raguraman & Priyaanca Varadraj with Thanujen Chandrakumar on Mridangam. This will be followed by the Summer school teacher’s concerts, Mridangam and Konakkol by Somashekar Jois and Violin by Shreya Devnath, accompanied by M Balachandar on Mridangam.

B R Somashekar Jois is a highly respected and much admired Konnakkol performer from India with an international following. He is indebted to many gurus including Shri K N Krishnamurthy, Shri K V Prasad, Shri B C Manjunath and Shri Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma amongst others, who trained and inspired him. Somashekar heads the World Konnakkol Academy for propagation of Konnakkol Arts.

Shreya Devnath is a student of the legendary Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman. Having also been fortunate enough to learn under Sri Lalgudi GJR Krishnan, she is currently under the guidance of Smt T Rukmini and Smt Shyamala Venkateshwaran.

Tickets: £15

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