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Jugalbandi of Flute and Violin

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


PT. Praveen Godkindi: (Flute)
Born in a family of musicians, music is a divine blessing to Pravin Ji. He is fortunate to have his father Pandit VENKATESH GODKHINDI, an eminent vocalist and Bansuri artiste of the country from Dhrawad, as his first and only Guru for Flute. Pravin Ji gave his first public concert at the age of 6 years and held the audience spellbound. His quest for deeper knowledge about LAYAKAARI brought him to his Guru, Vidwan ANOOR ANANTH KRISHNA SHARMA a reputed Mridangam artiste who is providing able guidance to Pravin on the deeper aspects of LAYA and LAYAKAARI.

He has a B.E in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with distinction.

Ambi Subramaiam: (Violin)
Hailed as “The new king of Indian violin” (The Times of India), Ambi Subramaniam has been trained by his father and guru Dr. L. Subramaniam from the age of three, and gave his first performance at the age of seven. Along with his sister Bindu Subramaniam, Ambi runs SaPa – Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts. In 2014, he co-founded the SaPa in Schools program with Bindu, which helps students develop 21st century skills and a growth mindset using music as a gateway. The program impacts over 30,000 students across India every year.

Ambi has a bachelor’s degree in business management, an MBA, and a Ph.D.

Sowmiya Narayanan: (Ghatam)
Sowmiya Narayanan is a disciple of Mridangam.Maestro Trichy Sri Harikumar and earlier he took training from Sangita Acharya Sri Subash chandran sir. Sowmiya has accompanied many leading past and present artits including Padma Vibhushan Dr Balamurikrishna, Padma Vibushan Dr KJ Yesudoss, Padma Bhushan Dr Sudha Ragunathan, Padma Sri Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Dr Ambi Subramaniam, to name a few

Sowmiya is also current board of trustee of Sankara Nethralaya – Premier Eye Hospital in Chennai, conducted over 680 online concerts and raised over $ 1.75 million in donations and supported 17,000 free cataract eye surgeries for poor indigent patients thru Sankara Nethralaya USA trust. Conducted/coordinatrd more than 45 live shows in USA for Sankara Nethralaya in last 10+ years

Vid. Sri. Shankar Rajagopalan: (Mridangam)
Shankar Rajagopalan started his mridangam journey at the age of 9 under the tutelage of Kalaimamani Shri Kutthalam Viswanatha Iyer, and had his arangetram at the age of 12. He had the opportunity to accompany leading artistes like Veena Gayathri and Dwaram Mangathayaru along with Guru (double mridangam). He was fortunate to accompany Shri TV Gopalakrishnan for a concert in BITS Pilani. He is also an AIR graded artiste and recipient of center government scholarship awarded by the Government of India. Shankar moved to Dallas in 2014 and has been actively involved in the community teaching mridangam to children and also accompanying various local and visiting artiste

Amit Kavthekar:(Tabla)
On the tabla is young and vibrant Tabla Player -Amit Kavthekar. He has been groomed in the art of playing Tabla at age of 6 as the “GANDA-BANDH SHAGIRD” of Late Ustad Allarakha Saheb. After the passing away of Alla Rakha Saheb, Amit continued learning under Ustaad Zakir Hussian. Amit has accompanied many eminent Indian Classical Musicians such as Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, Ustad Ashish Khan, Pt. Buddhadev Dasgupta, Pt. Kushal Das, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma..to name a few.


Concert Date: June 15 (Saturday) 
Time: 5- 8PM
Venue: Houston Durga Bari Auditorium, 13944 Schiller Road, Houston
For Information: IMS: Govind Shetty-713-922-2501; Tagore Society:Raja Banga- 281-627-2523


June 15
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Houston Durga Bari Society
13944 Schiller Rd
Houston, TX 77082 United States
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