Presence by Sriram & Sindhuja Shriananda
Tara Arts and zerOclassikal present new voices within Carnatic music
Sunday 25 March
In this double-bill we feature two upcoming British talents. Taking inspiration from Carnatic structures and compositions, siblings Sindhuja and Sriram have chosen different paths of learning, exploring their own identities and presence through their music.
Sriram is a dedicated Carnatic musician with a passion for a variety of instruments. He has been learning the mridangam under the tutelage of Shri P Kirupakaran and performed his arangetram in 2011. Sriram was inspired by the Carnatic mandolin which was introduced into South Indian classical music by the legendary Mandolin U. Srinivas. Captivated by the instrument’s distinctive sound and Srinivas’ complete mastery of the instrument, Sriram obtained his first mandolin in 2015 and taught himself. He has since been fortunate to have had some one-to-one teaching by Mandolin U. Rajesh and has worked with music director Srikanth Deva.
Sindhuja has been learning Carnatic vocals from a very young age from her mother and guru Smt Renuka Shriananda. Having completed her vocal arangetram in 2002, she has continued to perform in a variety of concerts around the UK both as a solo performer and as part of orchestras and ensembles. Though Sindhuja’s first love is Carnatic vocals, she also enjoys singing film music and has performed with many eminent artists including P. Unnikrishnan.
This series is supported by Cockayne