He started learning flute from his father at the age of three. Venkatesh Godkhindi trained the son for decades together.Praveen has mastered father's own unique style of singing on flute(gayki style).He is a master of thanthrakari style. He has experimented with fusion of both Indian and Western music. He has given many solo concerts in India and abroad.
He is playing a very significant role in popularizing the Indian Classical Music among the masses. The "3 generations" concert which he performed with his father Pt Venkatesh Godkhindi and son Shadaj Godkhindi caught the attention of flute lovers all over the world. He has also performed at the World Flutes Festival at Mendoza, Argentina in September, 2010. He, in many of his concerts, starts with a popular song and then goes on expanding the tune to reveal the classical intricacies of the song.
He has composed music for innumerable popular TV serials such as "Garva", "Malebillu". He won the Aryabhatta award for his composition of title track for Malebillu. He has composed music for films like "Beru" (A national award winning movie) and "krishna nee late aagi baaro". He has also composed music for several dance ballets and dramas.
He is known for his fusion albums and a raga based TV show "Ragaranjini.". He has performed with veteran musicians like Pt. Kadri Gopalnath, Ustad Rafique Khan, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Vidhwan Sri Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma and many others.
His album by name "Raaga Rang" in association with saxophone maestro Shri Kadri Gopalnath has been very popular. He was awarded the title "Suramani". Some of his popular albums are Classical Solo OM KRISHNA, AntARYAMI, MADHURADHWANI, ECHOES OF THE VALLEY Classical Jugalbandi MOMENTS OF MELODY - with Guitar, MANGAL DHWANI - with Guitar and Santoor, SUMMER RAIN - with Santoor, PRAVIN RAFIQ - with Sitar, MILAAP - with Carnatic Flute, BRINDAVAN - with his father Pt. Venkatesh Godkhindi, MILAN - with Vid.
Mysore Nagaraj, SOUNDARYA - with Vid. Mysore Manjunath, TARUN PRAVIN - with Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya Fusion RAAG RANG - with Pt. Kadri Gopalnath, RAAG RANG – DVD-Live in Concert, YATRA - with Pt. Kadri Gopalnath, SUR SAGAR (vol.
1,2 &3), RAAGINI (vol 1,2 & 3), ENCHANTING DIVINE, BAMBOO MAGIC, ORIENT IS ALIVE, MURALI NAADA Devotional A FEATHER DANCES, NAMMAMMA SHARADE, SHRINIKETANA, MADHURAWANI, TOOGIRE RANGANA, OM, MORNING PRAYERS Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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