Mysuru: Ganabharathi has organised a Hindustani flute recital by Sameer Rao at Veene Seshanna Bhavana, Kuvempunagar here on April 20 at 6 pm.
He will be accompanied by Milind on tabla.
Profile: Sameer started learning Hindustani classical music and playing the Bansuri under the tutelage of Pt. Veerabhadraiah Hiremath in Mysuru.
In the year 2002, Sameer was chosen as a disciple by the world renowned flute wizard Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia. Under the guidance of the veteran musician, the young Mysuru lad discovered the various aspects of Indian classical music and the nuances of playing the flute.
He was a resident student of Panditji from 2004 to 2010 at Vrindaban Gurukul, Mumbai, that keeps alive to this day the ancient Guru-Shishya Parampara of the traditional Gurukul system.
Sameer was chosen by his Guruji Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia to look after his newly-constructed Gurukul in Bhubaneswar, Orissa between 2010 – 2012.
An ‘A’ graded artiste of AIR (All India Radio), he has been able to win hearts through his music both in India and abroad.
This versatile artiste has music-lovers swooning to his tunes both at individual concerts and jugalbandis. He also accompanies his Guruji Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia on his concerts.
Sameer was chosen for a Scholarship during the year 1997-1998 by The Music & Dance Academy of Karnataka. He has been awarded with the “Yuva Pratibha” by the Directorate of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka in 2004. Sri Guru Ganayogi Panchakshara Sangeet Yogashram Trust, Chennai, has felicitated him with “Award of Excellence” in 2004.
In 2006, Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha of Mysuru conferred on him the “Nada Kishore” title while the Sur Singar Samsad of Mumbai presented the “Surmani” award in 2008.