Dover Lane Music Conference: Three generation of women violinists to perform together
Kolkata: The 64th edition of this year's Dover Lane Music Conference will see three generation of famous violinists coming together and enthral music lovers enthralling presentation.
Violin exponent Padma Vibhushan N Rajam will take the stage with her daughter Sangeetha Shankar, and two grand daughters Nandini and Ragini Shankar on the second day of the four-day musical extravaganza at Nazrul Mancha starting January 22.
“When you listen to such a concert, it will seem that the raga is being expanded by one artiste though three artistes are playing,” septuagenarian Rajam, who will be honoured with the ‘Sangeet Samman Award 2016' at the concert said here.
“We have seven generations of musicians in our family. I've been trained by my father since when I was only three years old. There are 12 violinists in our family... my brother TN Krishnan, he is 86, is there... The tradition of our family is to hand over the musical tradition to the next generation,” she stated.
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma will inaugurate this year's concert which will also see eminent singer Prabhati Mukherjee besides Amjad Ali Khan and Amaan Ali Khan on the sarod and Kaushiki Chakraborty in the night-long programme scheduled to end on January 26.
Shoukat Hussain Khan (vocal), Anupama Bhagwat (sitar) and Mukul Shivputra (son of vocalist Kumar Gandharva) will also perform in the programme.