Carnatic and Hindustani Classical Jugalbandi
Ambi Subramaniam (Violin) - Pravin Godkhindi (Flute)
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Carnatic and Hindustani Classical Jugalbandi - Ambi Subramaniam (Violin) and Pravin Godkhindi (Flute)

with Soumiya Narayanan (Ghatam), Akshay Anantapadmanabham (Mridangam), Amit Kavthekar (Tabla)


A Shadaj Baithak event
supported by Mass Cultural Council  in  collaboration Lexington Community Education

A tribute concert in Memory of Ustad Allarakha

When: Saturday June 8th 2024, 6-8.30 pm
Venue: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum, 33 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
Tickets: $30, $50 FREE for members (Become a Shadaj Member!)


  • This concert has numbered seating and Shadaj members must reserve their FREE seat(s) through the ticketing portal. Please enter your 2024 membership email id to apply 100% discount.
  • Please allow sufficient time to park, register and to be seated 15 mins before the start time.

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Ambi Subramaniam Hailed as "the new king of Indian classical violin" by The Times of India and “India’s Itzhak Perlman” by Ozy Magazine, Ambi Subramaniam was trained by his father and guru Dr. L. Subramaniam since he was three years old, and gave his first performance at the age of seven. He has received awards and recognitions including the Ritz Icon of the Year Award, the Rotary Youth Award, and two Global Indian Music Awards. He was also awarded a ‘Golden Violin’ from Sri Jayendra Saraswati when he was 18.

Along with his sister Bindu Subramaniam, Ambi runs the SaPa in Schools program, which teaches music to over 30,000 students across the world. He also co-hosts The SaPa Show on Sankara TV, which teaches global music to young children.

Ambi is a youth delegate at the United Nations for the Sri Chinmoy Peace Meditation group.

Pravin Godkhindi is an eclectic classical flautist, performing Hindustani music on the bansuri. He studied under his father Pandit Venkatesh Godkhindi, an exponent of the Kirana gharana, as well as Carnatic mridangist Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma. His father has taught him Bansuri in Kirana Gharaana Gayaki style, but Pravin added the Gatkaari, or Tantrakaari style on his own. Sonorous blowing, control over the breath, elaborations of Raga with its aesthetic appeal, and extraordinary and skillful rendition of Layakaari are but a few salient features of his flute recital.


Sowmiya Narayanan is a disciple of mridangam maestro Trichy Sri Harikumar and Ghatam Sri Krishnaswami. Sowmiya has accompanied leading vidhwans including Dr. M Balamuralikrishna, Dr. KJ Yesudoss, Dr Kadri Gopalnath, Smt Sudha Ragunathan, Dr Suryaprakash, Sri Unnikrishnan, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Sri Ronu Majumdar, Kamalakiran Vinjamuri and Dr Ambi Subramaniam.

Akshay Anantapadmanabhan is a leading mridangam artiste and senior disciple of Guru T.H. Subash Chandran. Mostly recently, a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Yuva Puraskar from the government of India, Akshay plays regularly for all the top names of the Carnatic field. He is involved in collaborations with Hindustani, Rock and Jazz musicians, has published 16 academic papers in international journals on Indian rhythm and gives master classes on Indian percussion across the globe.

Amit Kavthekar is a disciple of Ustad Alla Rakha and is a leading tabla player in the US. Amit has toured extensively across the world to perform as a soloist and accompanist. Amit is a faculty of tabla at NESOM.