Music for the Mind and Soul: Shreya Devnath (Violin), RN Prakash (Mridangam), Pujenthan Sivagurunathan (Kanjira) and Kousic Sen (Tabla) at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester – #NewNorthSouth

12.30PM

Venue: The Bridgewater Hall

£12 CONCESSIONS / £14 FULL

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The beautiful melodic tones of the violin weave into the rhythmic mastery of the mridangam, kanjira and tabla for this very special concert at the Barbirolli Room in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

Shreya Devnath is a student of the legendary Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman, currently under the guidance of Sri Lalgudi GJR Krishnan, and strives to be a worthy representative of this prestigious school of music. She has been actively performing within and outside India for the last seven years, performing dual roles – mainly as a soloist, but also as an accompanist performing alongside various other artists.

Shreya’s music is characterised by substance and freshness with paramount importance given to aesthetic beauty. It is music for the mind and soul, a journey for the artist and audience.

Joining Shreya on mridangam is RN Prakash, a versatile artist from Bangalore, South India. He has been playing wide range of percussion instruments since a young age and has performed extensively across the world. On kanjira is a rising young star of the Generation Next music scene, Pujenthan Sivagurunathan, and on tabla is a stalwart of the Music for the Mind and Soul series, percussion master Kousic Sen. Kousic will join the talented trio in the second half of this amazing concert.

Presented by Music for Mind and Soul.

New North and South
This show is part of New North and South – a three year programme of co-commissions, exhibitions and intellectual exchange to celebrate shared heritage across continents and develop artistic talent, produced by a new network of eleven arts organisations from across the North of England and South Asia.

The New North and South network, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme, will bring prominence to the work of leading Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and UK artists and include new artistic commissions, exhibitions and performances in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool and in Colombo, Dhaka, Lahore, Karachi and Kochi.