Type of Instrument

Congratulations Prabhat

The Milapfest family would like to extend a massive congratulations to Prabhat Rao for receiving a Distinction in his Masters in Music today.

Music for the Mind & Soul: Jonathan Mayer and Kousic Sen

Featured for the first time at Milapfest’s long-running concert series, Jonathan Mayer’s versatility and distinctive approach are tribute to his education in both Indian and Western classical music, and his studies in composition with his father, the late Indo-Jazz artist John Mayer.

Music for the Mind & Soul: Jonathan Mayer and Kousic Sen

Featured for the first time at Milapfest’s long-running concert series, Jonathan Mayer’s versatility and distinctive approach are tribute to his education in both Indian and Western classical music, and his studies in composition with his father, the late Indo-Jazz artist John Mayer.

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt with Rajkumar Misra

Grammy award winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is a well-known international artist, and expert improviser. He will be joining us for an exciting concert at The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool in October.

The Mandolin

The violin

The violin used in Indian classical music is similar to the one used in Western classical traditions. In Carnatic music, the tuning is the same. The tuning is slightly modified for the Hindustani violin, but the playing style remains the …

The Veena

The veena is among the oldest of Indian musical instruments. From the references to Vedic writings, it can date back to around the first millennium B.C. Temple sculptures from the 2nd century B.C. show a type of veena being played. …

The Udukkai

The udukkai is an hourglass shaped, membranous drum used in devotional and folk music throughout India. The udukkai is played with the hand and the pitch may be altered by tightening the lacing in the middle. It is made of …

The Thavil

The thavil is a percussion instrument used for accompanying the nadaswaram, a wind instrument used in Hidu religious music and as a solo instrument in Carnatic music. It consists of a barrel shaped drum carved out of jackfruit wood, with …

The Tar Shehnai

The Tar Shehnai is an esraj (bowed string instrument) with an added mechanical amplifier. This amplifier fixed to the sound board of the instrument is modeled on the gramophone sound box to project a stronger, more directional sound. The amplifier …