Shashank Flute Concert

Shashank Flute Concert -- coming to SIFAA in Spring 2014.

Date: Sunday, April 20, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: West Cary Middle School

A Grammy nominated exponent of the Bamboo Flute, Shashank stormed into the music world at the age of six in 1984.  He was the youngest musician to have been invited by The Music Academy, Chennai to perform the senior most slot of The Music Academy, (often performed by Legends of Indian Classical Music), at the age of 12  - a record yet to be broken in the history of South Indian Music.

Now with over 25 years of a successful career in the field of Indian Classical Music, Shashank’s landmark concerts include Rashtrapathi Bhavan (The President's Palace at New Delhi) in 1992, Skopje Jazz Festival – Macedonia,  The Smithsonian, Kennedy Center and National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., J. Paul Getty Hall -Hollywood, Cerritos Performing arts center in Los Angeles, Eastman School of Music - Rochester, World Music Institute - New York,  Asian Art Museum - San Francisco, Xebec Hall and Across Fukuoka  in Kobe and Fukuoka, Japan, Hong Kong Museum of Art - Hong Kong,  World Flute Conference - Nashville, Sawai Gandharva Festival - Pune, Saptak Festival - Ahmedabad, Dover Lane Music festival - Calcutta, India Music Group - Bombay, Theater De- La-Ville, UNESCO & Musee Guimet  in Paris -France, Tropical Institute - Amsterdam, The Lowry in Manchester-UK, The Sage in Gateshead - UK, Modigliani Hall -Padova-Italy, Museum Rietberg -Zurich, The Munchen Residency in Munich-Germany,The Adelaide Festival- Australia, Improvisation Festival inLausanne- Switzerland, Seoul Plaza in Seoul-  Korea and a host of other prestigious institutions across the world.

Trained by father Subramanyam and vocal maestros R.K. Srikantan and Palghat K.V. Narayanaswami, he is presently considered one of the best Bamboo Flute artists and is hailed so by the Indian and international media alike. The BBC World TV telecast a documentary on Shashank titled “Destination Music”, recently.