An evening of Hindustani Classical music by
Pt. Parameshwar Hegde(vocal)
Pt. Satish Hampiholi (tabla) & Shri Surya Upadhyay(harmonium)
Tickets $15 ($2 premium at the gate)
June 9, 6:30pm
Venue: Highland Community Center
14224 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007
Pratidhwani, IAWW and DMIA present GAYAKI - a Hindustani Classical Vocal presentation by Pt. Parameshwar Hegde, a resident of Bangalore and a star attraction at prominent music festivals all over India. Pt. Hegde's music is marked by an adherence to the principles of purity and restraint and is distinguished by an intense quest for beauty through the medium of melody. Critics discern in his singing the most beautiful elements of Pt Basavraj Rajguru's music, which is the confluence of three gharanas - Kirana, Gwalior and Patiala. In addition, he brings to his art his own fine imagination, which takes flight in passages of subtle and daring improvisation.
He will be accompanied by Pt. Satish Hampiholi on tabla & Shri Surya Upadhyay on harmonium, themselves gifted musicians. Parameshwarji is Guru of Smt. Srivani Jade, a prominent Seattle vocalist.
Pt. Parameshwar Hegde
Pt. Parameshwar Hegde received his initial training in Hindustani music at a very young age from his father late Sri Govinda Hegde. He studied further with S.M. Bhat, Pt. Chandrashekar Puranika Math and Pt. Basavaraj Rajguru. Hegde's singing style is very much similar to Rajguru's music, which is the confluence of three gharanas - Kirana, Gwalior and Patiala. He has received many awards including
Karnataka State Award and Kalashree award by Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy in 2016.
Pt. Hampiholli received his primary lessons from late Pt M N Kasturi and advanced training from late Pt Basavraj Bendgiri. He has master degree 'Visharada' and secured gold medal in 'Vidwat' examination.
Sri Surya Upadhyaya
Sri Surya Upadhyaya started learning harmonium under the tutelage of Pandit Ananth Bhagwat and later on became a student of Pt Ravindra Katoti, with whom he continues to learn.