The flute is one of the earliest known musical instruments in the world. Indian bamboo flutes are used to compose melody which has a certain ‘rustic’ feel to it. The combination of the two elements of nature, air and earth coupled with the sheer divinity associated with this instrument in India makes the flutist, a sort of revered artist.

Pravin Godkhindi comes from this elite league of flutists who weave pure magic with their measured breath. A trained electrical engineer nevertheless didn’t stop him from following his father’s footsteps. As so often happens in musical history, his father Pandit VENKATESH GODKHINDI, an eminent vocalist and Bansuri artiste of the country shared his gift with his son.
Pravin started toying with the flute at a tender age of 3 and performed in his first concert live at the age of 6. Extremely technical he makes playing the flute look like child’s play. Sonorous blowing, control over the breath, elaborations of Raga with its aesthetic appeal, extraordinary and skillful rendition of Layakaari are but a few salient features of his flute recital.
Pravin has cited his influences as  Western classical, Jazz and Carnatic classical, but it’s sheer ability with which he carves together a fusion of the traditional and the eclectic bringing his own brand of creativity into music.
He has toured USA, Canada, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Muscat, Qatar, Holland, Bangkok, Singapore, Dubai, Argentina and Portugal for his solo and fusion performances. In addition he has been honoured by several titles and awards like ‘SUR-MANI’, National awards for the films BERU – 2005 and VIMUKTHI – 2009 among others.
So, if you’re a fan of the classical, be sure to catch him live on stage at Swaraveda on the 11th of November at the Gachibowli Indoor Staduium, Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad between 6.00pm to 9.00pm.
For details you can check out our Facebook page on ‘Swaraveda’.
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