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20-year-old flautist JA Jayanth will surely find a place in Carnatic music’s list of child prodigies, as he made his concert debut when barely seven. His talent is hardly surprising as he is the grandson of senior flute vidwan and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee TS Sankaran, a disciple of TR Mahalingam, the man who revolutionised the pullankuzhal tradition.
Today a promising young concert musician, Jayanth has received much praise not only for his knowledge and creativity but also his fingering and blowing technique, which enables him to switch smoothly between the normal and bass varieties of the instrument. Jayanth also has a keen understanding of raga swaroopa and sensitive feel for the lyrics of the kritis he plays.
Jayanth was barely four whe...Read More
Jayanth is a student of B.E. final year in Electronics& Instrumentation and a highly talented and passionate flautist in Carnatic music. Why did he choose this subject? “I hoped to be able to use instrumentation technology in my field of music; but I’m rather disappointed; what we are taught in engineering colleges, whatever might be the stream, is quite outdated and is of no use in the current technology driven scenario; when corporates come for campus selection, they only look for youngsters who are intelligent and have the grasping power for what they might have to learn on the job and not what they have learnt in the college”.
20 years old Jayanth is quite certain that he wants to pursue music full time. His grandfather T.S...Read More