Friday 26 May 2017, 7.30pm

Photo by Yann Stofer

CANCELLED - Mandolin Sisters

Sreeusha and Sireesha are young Carnatic mandolin players popularly known as Mandolinsisters. Thanks to their foresighted parents, these two sisters were encouraged and honed their talents on the mandolin and they are the only sisters in India to play the mandolin in carnatic music.

From the age of five they were in the habit of listening and watching their amateur father pluck the string of the guitar. Observing their enthusiasm for the sounds emanating from the guitar their father allowed them to pluck the strings of the guitar. The sisters took the music like ducks to the water. Later Mr.Threemurthulu their father wanted them to take up carnatic mandolin. Guided first by their father and their earliest guru Vidwan Sri Rudraraju Subbaraju (Disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Chembhai Vidhyanatha Bhagavathar and teacher of mandolin Sri U.Srinivas) the infant sisters learnt and practiced their art. The sisters have also acquired lessons from various vidwans.

Currently and for the past fifteen years they are under the guidance of Vidwan Sri Sengalipurm S.V.Ramamurthy Iyer (a disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Mudikondan Sri Venkatarama Iyer).