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Pravin Godkhindi performing for Laya Lavanya
|Birth name||Pravin Godkhindi|
|Genres||Hindustani Classical Music & Light forms, Modern & Film Music|
|Occupation(s)||Flautist, Music Composer/Director|
Pravin Godkhindi (Kannada: ಪ್ರವೀಣ್ ಗೋಡಖಿಂಡಿ) is a flute (Bansuri) player following the Hindustani style of music. Pravin was born on October 28, to Pt Venkatesh Godkhindi and Padmaja. He is a trained Electrical engineer and an alumnus of SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad. He plays traditional Hindustani style of flute as well as contemporary.
His father "Pt.Venkatesh Godkhindi" is a bansuri maestro,vocalist and A-grade radio artist, serving AIR at Goa, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mangalore and Dharwad. He started learning flute from his father at the age of three. Pandit Venkatesh Godkhindi trained Pravin for decades together.Pravin has mastered his father's own unique style of singing on flute(gayki style). He is a master of thanthrakari style. He has experimented with fusion of both Indian and Western music. He is now learning the deeper aspects of Laya and Layakaari under Mridangam maestro Vidwan Anooru Ananth Krishna Sharma.
He has given many solo concerts in India and abroad. He is playing a very significant role in popularizing the Indian Classical Music among the masses . The "3 generations" concert which he performed with his father Pt Venkatesh Godkhindi and son Shadaj Godkhindi caught the attention of flute lovers all over the world. He has also performed at the World Flutes Festival at Mendoza, Argentina in September, 2010. He was awarded the title "Suramani" at the age of 16. He is the first south Indian Bansuri artiste to be graded "A-Top". He is also the first Indian to perform on the 8 feet contrabass flute, which he renamed as GOD's BANSI.
He has composed music for innumerable popular TV serials such as "Garva", "Malebillu","Preeti illade mele" and so on. He won the Aryabhata award for his composition of title track for Malebillu. He has composed music for films like Beru (A national award winning movie, 2005), Vimukthi and "krishna nee late aagi baaro". He has also composed music for several dance ballets and dramas. He is known for his fusion albums and a raga based TV show "Ragaranjini.". He has performed with veteran musicians like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Dr Balmurali Krishna, Dr. Kadri Gopalnath, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Vidwan Kumaresh and many others. He has won the prestigious ZMR award of USA, for IMAGININGS album, in the BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM 2015.
Pravin godkhindi is a master of both Gayaki style(gayaki ang) and the instrumental style(tantrakari-ang). Most of his presentations include one raga rendered in gayaki-ang and another rendered in tantrakari-ang. His rendering in gayaki-ang is particularly noted because of its purity and adherence of the aesthetics of Kirana gharana(Kirana school of singing).
- Classical Solo
- ECHOES OF THE VALLEY
- MOMENTS OF MELODY - with Guitar,
- MANGAL DHWANI - with Guitar and Santoor,
- SUMMER RAIN - with Santoor,
- PRAVIN RAFIQ - with Sitar,
- MILAAP - with Carnatic Flute,
- BRINDAVAN - with his father Pt. Venkatesh Godkhindi,
- MILAN - with Vid. Mysore Nagaraj,
- SOUNDARYA - with Vid. Mysore Manjunath,
- TARUN PRAVIN - with Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya
- RAAG RANG - with Pt. Kadri Gopalnath,
- RAAG RANG – DVD-Live in Concert,
- YATRA - with Pt. Kadri Gopalnath,
- SUR SAGAR (vol. 1,2 &3),
- RAAGINI (vol 1,2 & 3),
- ENCHANTING DIVINE,
- BAMBOO MAGIC,
- ORIENT IS ALIVE,
- MURALI NAADA
- A FEATHER DANCES,
- NAMMAMMA SHARADE,
- TOOGIRE RANGANA,
- MORNING PRAYERS
- India today international. Living Media International Ltd. 2002-01-01. p. 54.
A FEATHER DANCES Virgin: Rs75 Pravin Godkhindi presents seven "rhythms" or fusion compositions of the flute....