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Venugopal S Hegde

An eminent classical flautist, Venugopal S Hegde has been giving concerts since the last 15 years. Intense and luminous are the qualities that distinguish his Flute concerts. His flute reveals a unique style, which is a synthesis of his rich musical experience and his vibrant imagination.

Spiritual Music has always been Venugopal’s heart’s desire. As one of the rising stars among the new generation of Classical Flutists, he has certainly exemplified in this. He received the initiation in to music from his Mother. He stayed in Mumbai to gain advanced musical knowledge from classical music veteran Vidushi Kishori Amonkar and also from stalwart of both Agra and Jaipur-Atrauli gharanas Pt.Babanrao Haldankar.

As a performing artist for over 14 years now, Venugopal has travelled extensively in his career. He has been featured in most of the prestigious venues of Indian classical music. An All India Radio Accredited artiste, He has also recived the ITC Sangeet Research Academy award for promising artists in the Hindustani music 2002.

Venugopal has contributed immensely in the field of classical music. Apart from giving conerts all over India and filling hearts of the people with joy and mystifing them, he is a renowned teacher in the field of Indian Classical Flute. Many of his students are giving individual concerts. He has been awarded “Samskritika Guru” from the Govt of Karnataka, India, in recognition with his immense contribution in the field of teaching Flute.

Teachers :

He is presently learning from Pandit Nityanand Haldipur and Pandit Baban Rao Haldankar.

Initiation in to music from his Mother and guidance in bansuri from Pt. Ramchandra Kulkarni. Advanced training in music from the Indian classical music veterans Vidushi Kishori Amonkar and Pandit Baban Rao Haldankar.

Accolades:

All India Radio Accredited artiste.

ITC Sangeet Research Academy award for promising artists in Indian classical music in 2002.

First place in National level AIR music competition on 2002.

“Samskritika Guru” award from the Govt of Karnataka, India.

In 2005 received scholarship meant for young artists from HRD Ministry, Govt. of India.

First place in National Youth festival Held at Tiruvantapuram, Kerala, in 2003 jointly organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan and Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India.

First place in National Youth festival Held at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand jointly organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan and Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India.

Presently he is working as the Founder Director of International Bansuri Music Academy, Dharwad. In IBMA, flute aspirants from all over the world are learning Bansuri flute.

Venugopal has developed his own unique way of playing the Flute by blending gayaki-ang (vocal style) and tantrakari-ang (instrumental style) to present his repertoire of Hindustani Classical Music. He has given concerts in most of the prestigious venues of the Indian classical music. He has presented numerous concerts and solo performances in Dharwad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Luknow, Pune, Delhi, Jamshedpur, Thiruvanthapuram, Chennai and in many major cities in India.

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