Perhaps for the first time women artistes on the chitra veena and on the violin performed in in a jugalbandi concert – this happened on Dec.11 afternoon for the Trinity Arts Fest.
Vocalist and instrumentalist Bhargavi Balasubramaniam played the chitra veena alongside senior violinist Dr. M Narmadha in a jugalbandi.
The concert was at R.R Sabha, Mylapore
“Murali Raghavan, the festival convener organised our combination. We met and practised only for 45 minutes and the rest we improvised on stage. Since the chitra veena is different its a challenge for me,” said Bhargavi after the concert.
“Chitra veena and violin go together very well. Chitra veena has no depressions so the artiste has to push the strings carefully. One has to be very clear and smart. Bhargavi, being a student of guru N.Ravikiran does an extraordinary job every time,” says Murali Raghavan.
- Report and photo by J. Dheepthi, trainee reporter