‘Surmani’ Anupama, a refreshingly versatile sitarist of the current generation, has performed to critical acclaim in India, USA/Canada, UK, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Brazil. One of the leading disciples of the world- renowned Pandit Shri Bimalendu Mukherjee, her sensitivity and erudition has taken her to the highest echelons. She presents her Hindustani Sitar recital tomorrow at IIT Chennai. She is accompanied by M T Aditya Srinivasan.

Date: 2nd March
Venue: Biotechnology Seminar Hall, IIT Madras campus
Time: 4 pm

About the Artists:
‘Surmani’ Anupama, a refreshingly versatile sitarist of the current generation, has performed to critical acclaim in India, USA/Canada, UK, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Brazil. One of the leading disciples of the world- renowned Pandit Shri Bimalendu Mukherjee, her sensitivity and erudition has taken her to the highest echelons of the modern genre, while remaining true to tradition. Anupama plays in the Gayaki style, a lyrical and subtle nuanced style modeled upon the human voice. She has imbibed the vigor that is a hallmark of the ImdadKhani Gharana: scintillating fast taans, mastery of the meditative alaap and brilliant uency of melody (raag bhava), all the while maintaining her technical virtuosity. Anupama has been lauded by connoisseurs in India for her performances at prestigious festivals and venues such as the Ustad Amir Khan Smriti Samaroh (Indore), Swami Haridas Samaroh, Saptak (Ahmedabad), Sankat Mochan Samaroh (Varanasi), India International Center (New Delhi), Sangeet Research Academy (Kolkata) and Baba HarBallabh Samaroh-Vasant Utsav (Jalandhar). Anupama’s repertoire of performances world-wide span major universities and conservatories (Europe, USA, and Canada). She has appeared on Doordarshan TV, AIR, and several radio stations in USA.

Aditya, a Chennai-ite, was initiated into Carnatic music and western piano at 3. He began his training in Tabla under Rajesh Dhavle at the age of 8 and was the youngest to be awarded the CCRT Government of India scholarship. After training briey under Chandrajit of the Farukhabad gharana, he is now under the tutelage of Pt. Yogesh Samsi (disciple of Ustad Alla Rakha Khan) of the Punjab gharana and also under Vidwan Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman for South Indian percussion. Aditya has been regularly performing and has accompanied top artistes such as Sriram Parasuram, Ranjani and Gayatri, Anupama Bhagwat, Manjusha Patil Kulkarni, Vedanth Bharadwaj and many others. He has also been involved in many fusion projects, one of which – Zinx – was adjudged the best band of South India in a band hunt organized by Oscar winner A.R.Rahman.