We are so honored to host these incredible musicians!
Purnaprajna Bangere comes from an important school of violin players in India. He had rigorous training under the well known south Indian violinist and a teacher of great repute HKN Murthy. HKN Murthy is the student of the legendary Indian musician M. S. Gopalakrishnan. Purnaprajna is a representative of his school, and plays the style of music known as the Parur style, characterized by high teachnical virtuosity and musicianship. In the last years, he has invited to give solo recitals in the prestigious music festivals such as the Learnquest music festival in Boston, the Cleveland Music festival and the Toronto Music festival.
Shivanand Murthy is a very talented Mridangam player, who started learning Mridangam at the age of 7 from his uncle Vidawan Soorly Ganesh Murthy, an accomplished Mridangist in Doordarshan and All India Radio.
He has accompanied several artists in concerts in India and US. Shiva is software engineer by profession. Shiva constantly takes advanced lessons from Soorly Balakrishna, a senior disciple of Sir. Srimushnam V. Raja Rao. His playing is characterized by pleasing sound and musicality.
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