A Hindustani classical recital is being organised by city-based Surmandal and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), as a tribute to Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma at Pingali Venkatarama Reddy Hall on August 18 at 6 pm.The recital will be performed by Anuradha Kuber (vocal) and Pt Satish Vyas (Santoor), accompanied by Soumitra Kshirsagar (Harmonium), Ojas Adhiya and Harijit Singh (Tabla).
Santoor maestro Pandit Satish Vyas is a renowned artiste and the son of Late Pandit CR Vyas, a respected vocalist in the Indian music scene. He is also the disciple of Shiv Kumar Sharma, a man so identified with his instrument that classical Indian Santoor is unthinkable without Shiv Kumar Sharma’s contribution to the art.
Satish was the only non-Western instrumentalist invited to perform in Venice, Italy at the “Mostra Mozart Festival”, organised by the prestigious European Mozart Foundation. Anuradha Kuber is a well-known vocalist of the current generation. She has been rigorously trained for 15 years by veteran musician, Pt TD Janorikar, one of the foremost exponents of Bhendi-Bazaar gharana.