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News |  15 Sep 2023 16:13 |  By RnMTeam

"5 Rising Stars: Top Indian Musicians Shaping the Future of Indian Classical Music"

MUMBAI: Indian Classical music, an ancient and rich musical tradition continues to find new expressions and passionate artists that take its glory to newer heights. Among them, Aishwarya Srinivas stands out as a gifted musician who is making waves in the music scene.

Let's take a look at Aishwarya Srinivas and four other dynamic Carnatic singers from India who are captivating audiences with their innovative performances and dedication to their craft.

Kaushiki Chakraborty: Kaushiki Chakraborty is a highly respected and accomplished Indian classical singer who has made a significant impact on the music industry with her exceptional talent, dedication, and passion for music. Daughter of veteran musicians Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty and Chandana Chakrborty, Kaushiki went on to hone her skills at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy and has grown into a consummate artist of Indian classical music. Showcasing her versatility and brilliance as a vocalist, she has won numerous admirers for her exceptional vocal range and emotive expressions. Her seamless renditions of a wide variety of genres within her idiom has earned her a unique place in the world of Indian classical music.

Aishwarya Srinivas: Hailed as the honeyed-voice of Indian classical music, Aishwarya Is a torch-bearer of the musical legacy of legendary musician Padma Vibhushan D.K. Pattammal. Having been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, she is one of the most inspiring classical musicians of today. Blessed with an exceptional resonating voive, her renditions are a reflection of her deep appreciation and respect for the traditional music that she represents, while also embracing the modern and innovative.Aishwarya is totally at ease rendering Adi Shankaracharya’s stotras, traditional Carnatic Pallavis, Marathi abhangs or a fusion of Carnatic and world music and has won over half million followers on all her social media accounts combined. Her captivating voice and innovative performances have earned her a dedicated fan base that eagerly awaits the latest release of her music. She has tapped this support for charity concerts, supporting worthy social causes. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to promoting Indian classical music have made her a shining star in the world of classical music.

Ambi Subramaniam: Ambi Subramaniam is an Indian violinist and composer who has made a significant impact on the world of classical music. Born into a family of musicians, Ambi was initiated into the art of violin playing at a very young age by his father, the violin maestro, L. Subramaniam. Ambi's music is a unique blend of traditional Indian classical music and Western classical music. He has performed with various orchestras and musicians around the world, including the Orchestra Nationale du Lille and the Leipzig Philharmonic.In addition to his work as a performer, Ambi is also a prolific composer. He also has several compositions to his credit which often reflect his Indian heritage and are influenced by the rich cultural traditions of his homeland. Throughout his career, Ambi Subramaniam has proven himself to be a true master of the violin, with a deep understanding of the instrument and a passion for sharing his music with audiences around the world. His dedication to his craft and his commitment to promoting Indian classical music have made him a beloved figure in the world of classical music.

Ronkini Gupta: Halining from Jamshedpur, Ronkini Gupta is a musician often quoted by AR Rahman as one of his favourite musicians. A Sangeet Visharad from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in Hindustani Classical, she has trained under, Shri Chandrakant Apte, an exponent of the Gwalior Gharana in her formative years and later under Ustad Dilshad Khan , Pt.Samaresh Chowdhary and Late Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan Sahab. Apart from being featured on Kappa Tv and Coke Studio, she has been nominated for Filmfare awards twice and is an acclaimed classical singer who wows audiences with her vocals.

Nirali Karthik: Nirali has been a pioneer in putting forth Hindustani Classical music to a vast online audience by the means of videos on Youtube and has a dedicated viewership of music lovers across the globe. A disciple of Pandit Sanjeev Abhayankar, she is known for her clarity of aalapcharis, and sargams. Her collaborative initiatives with world musicians through Maati Baani have garnered widespread appreciation and her work has taken Indian classical music to hitherto unexplored regions.