Two the most beautiful stringed instruments in Indian music, the violin and the veena, are given a rich percussive depth in this extraordinary Jugalbandhi performance.
Balu Raguraman is an immensely gifted and unique musician. He is a talented performer, teacher and composer and is arguably one of the most professional solo violin artistes and accompanist in the UK. When he is not performing he is nurturing budding artistes as he is deeply passionate about educating and inspiring aspiring violinists in the UK.
Subathra Raguraman is one of the finest of the Vainikas in the world and has been performing for the last fifteen years, carving a distinctive style of her own that is powerful, soothing, and mellifluous. Born into a family where music is first nature, Subathra is heir to the overwhelming talent and melody that characterises Gayaki bani.
Joining Balu and Subartha are percussion masters M Balachandar and Kousic Sen. Balachandar is an artist whose intuitive playing of the Mridangam is unrivalled. He has accompanied some of the best performers in Indian music and brings a unique energy to his playing. Kousic Sen is a tabla player like no other. His rhythmic mastery lifts concerts to new heights and he is one of the most acclaimed accompanists in the world today.
This concert will begin with solos from Balu and Subartha with a simple mridangam accompaniment, before building to a stunning crescendo in the second half as all the musicians come together stage to seamlessly weave together their individual sounds.
Artists: Balu Raguraman (violin), Subathra Raguraman (veena), M Balachandar (mridangam), Kousic Sen (tabla)