Sanjeev ChimmalgiMonday 7th September 2009, 6.30pm,
Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London, W1K 1HF
A leading disciple of the master composer, musician and
revered guru, the Late Pandit C.R. Vyas, Sanjeev
Chimmalgi's music reflects the voice culture of Kirana
gharana as well as the bandish oriented singing of the
Gwalior gharana and Agra gharana which Late Pt C R Vyas
Trained under Pt Madhava Gudi, one of the
senior-most protégés of the Kirana Maestro Pt Bhimsen Joshi,
he later trained under the late Pt C R Vyas, the eminent
maestro, whose vocalism embodied a rare fusion of three
outstanding Hindustani vocal traditions - those of Kirana,
Gwalior and Agra.
Sanjeev has ably imbibed the spirit of
eclecticism exemplified by Pt Vyas. It is his endeavor to
find his own expression through music that makes his
concerts interesting and presents a style that is his own.
Sanjeev topped the All India Youth Competition in 1993
conducted by AIR and was also awarded the National
scholarship (1995-98) by the Government of India.
Sanjeev also has considerable interest in Carnatic music
and is currently studying under vidvans T R Balamani and
Balachandran in Mumbai. He is also learning ‘Konnakol’
under mrindangam vidwan T S Nandakumar. He has
performed at reputed national and international venues
all over India.
Accompanists : Hanif Khan (Tabla)
In association with Navras Records Ltd.