Gurgaon, March 4, 2016 : HCL Concerts today presented the “Festival of Strings” at Epicentre, Gurgaon. A rare fusion of western and Indian classical music was performed by legendry guitarist Ravi Iyer accompanied by Krishnan Narayanan (Mridangam) and Rupak Dhamakar (Tabla). HCL Concerts, established by HCL over 17 years ago, provides a platform to the young and talented artists of the country to showcase excellence in performing arts.
Ravi Iyer is a renowned guitarist who began his musical journey by learning the tabla during his childhood and later in his teens took up the guitar, and there’s been no looking back since then. It has been over 3 decades that he has given countless live performances with his earlier rock bands. He has released 4 albums in the rock / fusion genres and currently tours with his World Fusion Project across India. He has performed with some of the biggest names in the fusion music genre like Dr. L Subramaniam, Ustad Fazal Qureshi, Padma Bhushan Shri Vikku Vinayakram, Shri Sivamani and Pandit Ravi Chary.
This was the first time when Ravi Iyer performed in Gurgaon and the audience was captivated by his mesmerizing performance. He said, “HCL Concerts is a great step taken to promote Indian classical and fusion music. Such a platform is required to keep this genre in the limelight always, as it favors our Indian culture and performing arts.”
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 17 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 and Chennai across various venues every month 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 – be it dancers, vocalists or instrumentalists. Over 350+ 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 and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, HCL Concerts has also provided a platform for the rare genres of performing arts like Dhrupad, Rudra Veena and Gaudiya Nritya to name a few.