Mysuru, December 03:- Ganabharathi has organized a Fusion music concert on 5th January at Veenesheshannabhavana.
A Fusion concert is organized on Jan 5th at 6:00 pm by Vishnu R, an Indian guitarist and composer, well-known as the founder of Contemporary World Music groups ‘Vishnu R Collective’ and ‘Karmic Blues’.
Hailing from an artistic family, Vishnu is one of the few guitarists today, with a superlative command over Indian Classical and modern Jazz aesthetics. An accomplished and trained Guitarist, Vocalist and Percussionist (Khanjira) all rolled into one, Vishnu’s cross-cultural explorations within the realm of Carnatic and Jazz music has gained him international attention, with performance opportunities across India, Europe and USA.
He is a Grade 8 distinction holder in Western Classical Guitar performance from the Trinity College of London. Vishnu has studied with eminent musicians Neil Mukherjee, Denis Stern (Russia), Guitar Prasanna, T.V.Ramprasadh (Carnatic vocal) and B.S.Purushottam (Khanjira).
Vishnu has collaborated with some of the most distinguished names in music such as Padma Vibhushan Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Padmashri A Kanyakumari, Srinivas Krishnan’s Global Rhythms (mentored by A.R.Rahman), Karthick Iyer, Ghatam Suresh, Maarten Visser, Jeoraj George, Denis Stern (Italy), Ueli Gasser (Switzerland), Oliver Fox (Germany, Sax), Matteo Capreoli (Germany), Ricardo Passos (Brazil), Pascal Lovergne (France), Steve Zerlin (USA), and Ayman Boujlida (Tunisia, Drums), to name a few.
Vishnu has been awarded the Pogo Amazing Musician award in 2010 for his efforts. Vishnu has also played guitars for numerous Tamil Films, his most recent ones being Mirchi Shiva’s ‘Sonna Puriyadhu’ and ‘Maan Karate’ with Anirudh Ravichander. –(KK)