Prasanna`s Carnatic Guitar Quartet

  • Location: Windmills Craftworks
  • Address: Windmills Craftworks, No. 331, 5B Road, EPIP Zone, Whitefiled,, Bangalore, KA 560048 ?,
  • Entry: Rs 750

Prasanna is the quintessential Indian Renaissance man. A pioneer in performing Carnatic music on the guitar, an engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, a composer for an Oscar winning film, an internationally acclaimed guitarist in contemporary Jazz, Rock and Blues, a Magna-Cum-Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music, an entrepreneurial visionary in the business of creative music and education and Founder/ President of a world class music college that uniquely blends the traditional Indian Gurukula system of leaning with contemporary western college education pedagogy. Prasanna was voted among the `top 50 creative Indians` by Open Magazine in 2010 alongside Sachin Tendulkar, Viswanathan Anand, A.R. Rahman, Arundati Roy and others.

Prasanna has composed music for documentary films such as the 2009 Oscar Award winning `Smile Pinki` and feature films like `Framed`. His most recent score for the 2012 Tamil Feature film `Vazhakku Enn 18/9` has been unanimously acclaimed as one of the most original scores in contemporary Indian film music. The film itself is one of the biggest critical and commercial successes of 2012. His creative collaboration with two-time Oscar winning film composer A.R. Rahman includes arranging and orchestrating the title score of the 2002 Oscar nominated Bollywood Film `Lagaan` and numerous other guitar playing sessions. Most recently, Prasanna`s talents are prominently featured in A.R. Rahman`s MTV Coke Studio project that is going to be telecast in MTV India and many other countries in Aug .

Prasanna has given lectures, talks, workshops and residencies at MIT`s Sloan School of Management, Banff Center for the Arts, Berklee College of Music, Harvard University, Osnabruck Institute of Music etc. Prasanna’s passion for music education led him to establish Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM), the largest music college in South Asia.

He will be accompanied by 17th year Bass Prodigy Mohini Dey along with Prapancham Ravindran is a great mridangam player who has been playing with Prasanna for more than 20 years and is also favulty at SAM. Rajasekhar is one of the top league morsing players in India today best known for being an integral part of Saxophonist Kadri Gopalnath`s ensemble for the last 25 years or so.