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Sangeeta Shankar

Sangeeta Shankar

Sangeeta Shankar


Born into a famous family of traditional violinists, Sangeeta Shankar began her musical training at the tender age of four. Initiated and trained by her illustrious mother Dr. N. Rajam, she quickly mastered the intricacies of playing the violin and started performing concerts when she was only thirteen. Her career in music has been outstanding, the fruit of several years of long, arduous and dedicated training. Her family boasts some of India's finest violinists Read more on Last.fm
Born into a famous family of traditional violinists, Sangeeta Shankar began her musical training at the tender age of four. Initiated and trained by her illustrious mother Dr. N. Rajam, she quickly mastered the intricacies of playing the violin and started performing concerts when she was only thirteen.

Her career in music has been outstanding, the fruit of several years of long, arduous and dedicated training. Her family boasts some of India's finest violinists, masters of their art in both the North Indian Hindustani and South Indian Carnatic styles of music. Although both styles share many features there are basic differences in form, structure, approach to improvisation and use of different instruments. For example, the North Indians use tabla for rhythmic accompaniment while the South Indians prefer the barrel-shaped Mdringam.

Sangeeta has recorded music from both traditions with her mother, a rare feat for an Indian musician. Her academic distinctions are in keeping with her illustrious professional career, Sangeeta's doctoral thesis from the Benares Hindu University is the culmination of detailed and dedicated research on the contribution of violin and violinists to Indian music. Sangeeta has performed throughout the world and is a regular attraction at India's most prestigious music festivals, including Saptak. Saptak is a twelve day long extravaganza of India's finest classical music held every year in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. (from the notes of the album Aasha) 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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