Indian strings on July 21st at Southbank Centre, London
Dhruv Arts presents an evening of contemporary South Indian ‘Carnatic’ music.
Madras String Quartet and Raga Garage perform music influenced by Indian and European classical traditions.
The famous and longstanding Madras String Quartet, is made up of the much respected legend in South Indian cinema and the Chennai Western Classical music scene, VS Narasimhan (violin), with popular concert and film musicians VR Sekar (cello), Mohan Rao (violin), and K Sasikumar (viola). They combine intricate melodic Indian classical compositions and Western harmonic principles, in their beautifully arranged repertoire.
Raga Garage are made of Europe’s foremost South Indian Classical violinist in the Carnatic tradition, the much decorated British Asian talent,Jyotsna Srikanth, English gentleman, Robert Atchison, known to many as UK’s National Treasure on the Western Classical violin, and the snazzy cool Bangalore entertainer, Shadrach Solomon, one of India’s top pianists, who tours the UK and Europe often, alongside carefully curated ethnic percussion. They bring a melting-pot of Indian and European classical influences, they create a fresh new sound.
Catch the show at the historic Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre on Tuesday 21 July at 7:45pm