MFMS: Jayanthi Kumaresh

16 Jun 2018

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Music for the Mind & Soul: Jayanthi Kumaresh

with K U Jayachandra Rao & Kousic Sen

Saturday 16th June 2018, 1pm

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

£12 / £10 – AVAILABLE HERE

(tickets are subject to a £2 Bridgewater Hall booking fee)

The veena has always been considered as an instrument of the Gods. The guiding star in Indian music, this concert showcases the veena at its best with one of the world’s greatest musicians at the helm, accompanied by percussionists of the highest order.

Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh is India’s torch bearer worldwide for Saraswati Veena, the National Instrument of India. A sixth generation musician, she began playing the Veena since age of 3 and is one of the youngest veena artistes to receive the A-TOP grading, the highest from All India Radio. The multi-award winning musician has performed in the world’s top venues and festivals and with some of the most sought after artists, including Ustad Zakir Hussain and Shri. R Kumaresh. Her innovations in her field are immense. The Hindu described Jayanthi as “one of the most gifted veena artistes of today, innovating tradition with a musical vision”.

Blending the traditional and the innovative in her music in terms of content, technique, virtuosity and expression, Jayanthi seeks to express the true voice of the veena, which transcends the boundaries of language and region.

Jayanthi is joined by K U Jayachandra Rao, an expressive artist who has dedicated his life to the rhythmic world of the mridangam. His poise, attitude and electrifying magic on stage mesmerises his audience. Kousic Sen, a Music for the Mind and Soul concert favourite, delights audiences once again with his musical precision and mastery, cementing his place as one of the world’s most sought after Tabla artistes.

Artists: Jayanthi Kumaresh (Veena), KU Jayachandra Rao (Mridangam), Kousic Sen (Tabla)

Box office information


Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS


0161 907 9000


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