Sruti presents Sikkil Gurucharan Vocal Concert

Accompanied by Anil Srinivasan on the Piano and Aditya Srinivasan on Tabla

Saturday, April 16, 2016 4:30 PM

St Mary's Episcopal Church Hamilton Village
3916 Locust Walk,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

$45 (Preferred Seating)
$30 (General Admission Non-members)
$25 (Members ID Required)
$15 (Seniors/Students with Valid ID)
$5 (Children 4 - 18)

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About the event

Sikkil Gurucharan and Anil Srinivasan, have brought together the Classical piano and Carnatic vocal music to create a format which has been termed as "devastatingly beautiful" by the legendary guitarist, John McLaughlin. Their music which has gathered followers in India, Singapore, Australia, USA and Europe in a short span of time, presents and preserves classical music in a way that reaches out to the younger listeners of music but at the same time, satisfies the puritans who look out for the aesthetic value.

About Sikkil C. Gurucharan   

Sikkil C. Gurucharan is one of the prominent Carnatic musicians of the current generation. The grandson of Sikkil Kunjumani, the elder of the internationally acclaimed flautists the Sikkil Sisters, Gurucharan has studied under Vaigal Shri S. Gnanaskandan and Shri B. Krishnamurthy. He is an "A" grade All India Radio artist. Apart from his pure classical prowess, Gurucharan is also well known for reaching into other domains. He has worked on an album with John McLaughlin, Mandolin U. Srinivas, Louis Banks called "Miles from India" which was nominated for the Best Contemporary Jazz Album at the 51st Grammy Awards. His numerous awards include the prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar award and Isai Peroli

About Anil Srinivasan - Pianist:   
Anil Srinivasan is a classical pianist born in Chennai, India and educated at the University of Southern California and at Columbia University, New York. Anil grew up in a South Indian traditional atmosphere with Carnatic music all around right from birth, and studied western classical piano since the age of three. Anil has created a unique and contemporary aesthetic of his own, marrying Indian music with the unmistakable influence of the West. His compositions are often structurally complex, but intuitive and moving to the listener.

About Aditya Srinivasan - Tabla   

M.T.Aditya Srinivasan is one of the young and up-coming tabla players from Chennai, India. He was initiated into Carnatic music and western piano at the tender age of 4. However, he found his calling in the Tabla, inspired by a performance of tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain.

Srinivasan has been regularly performing and recording with leading artists such as Vidhwan M.Balamuralikrishna, Vinayak Torvi, Rakesh Chaurasia, Sriram Parasuram, Anooradha Sriram, Anupama Bhagwat, Unnikrishnan, Ranjani and Gayatri, Sikkil Gurucharan, Anil Srinivasan, music director Anirudh Ravichander Priya Sisters, Srimati Manjusha Patil Kulkarni, Priya Purushothaman and many more. He has also been involved in many contemporary projects, one of which - Zinx was adjudged the winner in an all India band hunt organized by Oscar winner A.R.Rahman.