Shashank (Carnatic Flute) with
Mysore Srikanth (Violin)
Patri Satish Kumar (Mridangam)

April 27, 2014 5:00 PM

Recital Hall
St. Catherine University,
St. Paul

Shashank Srikanth Satish

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About the Artists:


Grammy nominated exponent of the 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 in Lausanne- Switzerland, Seoul Plaza in Seoul, South 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. 

Shashank often collaborates with many legendary musicians from India and around the world including Guitarist John McLaughlin, Tabla Maestro Zakir Hussain, Ustad Sultan Khan, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pt. Ajoy Chakraborthy  to name a few.

With scintillating, primal tones he truly sings through the most organic and ancient of all instruments. His logic-defying virtuosity is the result of a magical innate talent coupled with the best possible training. Shashank has propelled the Bamboo flute into an enviable position by his playing techniques of which “the multi-flute transposed fingering technique” and the dual octave production”” have won him world acclaim. 

Shashank is one of the youngest recipient of the “A Top” ranking in the All India Radio and TV. A recipient of the “Kalaimamani” from the Tamil Nadu Govt, “Kuzhal Arasar” from the prestigious Kellogg School of Management, North Western University, Chicago and the prestigious Grammy Nomination for the year 2009, Shashank has over 60 CDs and several DVDs to his credit. Shashank currently pursues Hindustani music from the legendary vocalist Pt. Jasraj.

Mysore Srikanth

Srikanth Venkataraman, disciple of Vidwan H.K. Narasimha Murthy of Mysore, started learning Violin at the age of nine and began accompanying eminent artists from his fourteenth year.  Srikanth is known for his smooth approach of violin playing and has gained rich experience by accompanying great stalwarts in the field of music. He has traveled extensively in India and the world over and has many awards to his credit.

Patri Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar is one of the most sought after Mridangam artists in the field of South Indian Music. Trained under gurus Sri Ramachandramurthy, V.A.Swami and V.Narasimhan, Satish was inspired into the world of Percussion right from childhood by his mother Padmavathy, a renowned violinist.

A virtuoso, he has performed with leading artists from India and abroad in solos, duets and collaborative events. To name a few - Legendary Tabla Maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain, Flute Maestro Shashank, Violinists Ganesh Kumaresh, Vocalist Pt. Ajoy Chakraborthy, Sitar Maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez,  among many others.

He has performed in India and the world over including the Music Academy -Chennai, Saptak Festval - Ahmedabad, Pt. Motiram Festival - Hyderabad, Theater De La Ville - Paris, The San Sebastian Theater in Spain, Miami Beachfront Festival, ITS SRA Festival - Delhi,  and the India Gate Festival.

Satish features in scores of recordings and is an “A-Top” grade artist of the All India Radio and television.

About the Venue:

Directions and Parking:

The Recital Hall is located just behind the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium  in the campus of St. Catherine University (2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105). The Recital Hall is Building 24 in the campus map (see below).

Driving Directions: 

  • From I-94 going E: Take Cretin Avenue exit. South (right) on Cretin to Randolph Avenue. East (left) on Randolph to Cleveland Avenue intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.
  • From I-94 going W: Take Snelling Avenue (US 51) exit. South (left) on Snelling Avenue to Randolph. West (right) on Randoplh to Fairview/Randolph intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.
  • From I-35E: Exit on Randolph Avenue. Proceed West to Fairview/Randolph intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.
  • From I-35W: Exit on 94 eastbound to Cretin Avenue exit. South on Cretin to Randolph Avenue. East on Randolph to Cleveland Avenue intersection. Stay on Randolph. Enter at GATE 3 on Randolph.

Gate 3 is located between Cleveland and Fairview and is nearest to the intersection of Randolph and Prior Avenues. The Recital Hall is located right behind the better known O'Shaughnessy auditorium. Parking is free after hours and on weekends.

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IMSOM’s Fall 2014 Concert Series has been made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Honeywell “Dollars for Doers” Grant, a matching grant from US Bank, and the generosity of its members and donors. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI “Fresh Air” Radio (90.3 in Minneapolis/106.7 FM in St. Paul).

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