Patri Satish Kumar

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Dr. Patri Satish Kumar
Born (1970-08-03) 3 August 1970 (age 50)
Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
GenresCarnatic music

Dr. Patri Satish Kumar (born 3 August 1970; Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh) is an Indian Carnatic musician and player of the mridangam.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born into a family steeped in Carnatic music, Satish Kumar was initiated into learning mridangam at a young age by his mother Smt. Padmavathy, who was a violinist. He performed his first concert at the age of 7. Satish Kumar was trained by three mridangam vidwans from Andhra Pradesh Sree Ramachandramurthy, V Appalaswamy and Vankayala Narasimham.[2]


Satish Kumar has performed alongside many artists including Veena Vidushi Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh, Dr M. Balamuralikrishna, Ganesh and Kumaresh, Chitraveena N. Ravikiran, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Jasraj, Flute Maestro Shashank Subramanyam, Sudha Raghunathan, Bombay Jayashri, Aruna Sayeeram, Nithyashree Mahadevan, T. N. Seshagopalan, Sikkil Gurucharan, A. Kanyakumari, Mysore Nagaraj and Mysore Manjunath, Shenkottai Harihara Subramaniam and many more. Over the years, he has evolved a style of his own which blends seamlessly with various instruments and voices, alike. He has been a part of many musical confluences of Classical, Fusion and Jazz genres.[2]

Kumar has toured extensively, performing in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Middle-east, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, and Mauritius. He has performed at venues such as Festival of France, Miami Beachfront Festival, Madrid Jazz Festival, India Gate Festival, and Harbourfront Festival. His performances have been featured in many national and international broadcasts such as Radio France, Radio Germany, Radio South Africa, All India Radio and Ceylon Radio.[2]

Satish Kumar's name features in many CD/DVD recordings in India and abroad. He was one of co-artists in Margazhi Raagam - first ever Carnatic music concert movie. This apart he has released a CD titled Dimensions - A solo presentation and Dancing Drums - a percussion ensemble presentation.[citation needed]

Satish Kumar was awarded the titles of the Mridanga Naada Mani and Navayuga Nandhi titles.[clarification needed][citation needed]

Satish Kumar permanently moved from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh to Chennai.


  1. ^ GUDIPOODI SRIHARI (16 July 2010). "The Hindu : Arts / Music : Sumptuous treat". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b c ITC Sangeet Research Academy (2009). "ITC-Sangeet Sammelan". Archived from the original on 7 November 2006. Retrieved 8 December 2011. Satish