Indian Arts Connection is proud to present the Virasat series of performances of Indian Classical Music in Edinburgh. Grammy award nominated Shashank Subramanyam is a flute maestro known internationally for his scintillating virtuosity. Shashank began learning the flute from a young age and performed in the senior most spot of the Music Academy at just 12 years old – a record yet to be broken in the history of South Indian music.
Now with over 30 years experience, he is considered one of the very best Bamboo flute artists in the world and has performed across the globe with the likes of Zakir Hussain, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Paco De Lucia and Pandit Ajoy Chakraborthy. Shashank has propelled the Bamboo flute into an enviable position by his playing techniques, “the multi flute transposed fingering technique”, and the dual octave production, which have won him world-wide acclaim.
The first concert is on the 22nd September featuring Shashank on the flute at St Cecilia’s Hall. A Grammy nominated child prodigy, he has now been performing as a mainstream musician for almost 30 years. One of the flagbearers of the Carnatic (south Indian ) tradition.
The second concert will be on the 26th October at the Queens Hall, featuring Ustad Shahid Parvez on the sitar. Perhaps the best sitar player in the world right now, he belongs to a tradition of musicians going back 7 generations.