Saturday, 20 September 2014

Current Affairs-General Knowledge-Mandolin Maestro U. Srinivas passes away

Mandolin Maestro U. Srinivas passes away

Music Maestro Mandolin U.Srinivas passed away in Chennai this morning. The 45 year old musician died following a failed liver transplant. Srinivas who started performing when he was 9 years old, was a phenomenal player and had won  several accolades including Padma Shri and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards. Hailing from Palakol in Andhra Pradesh, U Srinivas was known for having adapted a difficult western instrument to the Carnatic stage for an enthralled audience. Apart from traditional Carnatic concerts, Srinivas was also a favourite with other well known global artists like John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman and Michael Brook. His familiarity with cross over genres rendered a platform for merging his music with other traditional musical arts.

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