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HCL Concerts Presents Classical Flute Jugalbandi By The Prasanna Brothers

Rajesh Prasanna & Rishab Prasanna

Venue: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Day and Time: 29th September 2017, 7:00 PM onwards

Note: Entry is complimentary and is on first come, first serve basis. Passes are available at

Rajesh Prasanna & Rishab Prasanna are among the top flute players of the young generation of the country. Born and trained in a renowned family of musicians from Varanasi, they’re dipped into music since they were born, surrounded by musicians who have traditionally played and nurtured the shehnai for over two and half centuries, now recognized as maestros of bansuri in India and in the world.

They are the sons of Pandit Rajendra Prasanna who is one of the greatest flute and shehnai players ever. They received their training from their grandfather Pandit Raghunath Prasanna and their uncles Pandit Ravi Shankar Prasanna and Shri Rakesh Prasanna. It was however under the tutelage of their father Pandit Rajendra Prasanna that they learnt the finer skills and artistic intricacies of raga and the advanced techniques that helped them to blossom as solo players in the field of classical music. Their technique seems limitless and lets their music flow through their creativity and melodic sense, influenced by with Gayaki Ang. They have imbibed the subtle nuances of the Benaras Gharana and are equally at ease with the light classical genres like Thumri, Chaiti, Kajri and Dhun.

They are known to music connoisseurs and audiences as the 'Prasanna Brothers'. Both of them play the flute in the jugalbandi style of Hindustani classical music which is a first of its kind. They try to emphasize the 'Gayaki Ang' in their recitals and to present it with great coordination. The main idea of the jugalbandi is to use two similar or different instruments to produce melody in a soft and controlled harmony to embellish the raga without affecting its rules.

They have received numerous awards and recognition, including the Sangeet Sadhak Sammaan and the Sangeet Shiromani Award.

About HCL Concerts: The conservation and promotion of India’s art and cultural heritage is very close to HCL’s heart. To this end, HCL has been organizing HCL Concerts for over 19 years, dedicated to identifying, evolving and promoting talent rooted in the glorious heritage of Indian classical performing arts. Concerts under the umbrella of HCL Concerts are organized in Delhi NCR, Lucknow and Chennai across various venues regularly throughout the year. These concerts are free to attend and are enriched by the presence of luminaries in the field of Indian classical performing arts.

Over the years, HCL Concerts has evolved into a unique platform for the exceptionally talented veterans as well as upcoming artists. Over 500 artists have graced this platform and have contributed towards reinvigorating the Indian classical performing arts. While there have been spellbinding performances by legends such as Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt and Smt. Shubha Mudgal, HCL Concerts has also featured numerous new age maestros including Niladri Kumar, Rakesh Chaurasia, Kaushiki Chakraborty and Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash.