Presenting the Late Shri Kadri Gopalnath, Indian Alto Saxophonist and one of the pioneers for Saxophone. The concert is curated by Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust at the Darbar Festival in London. The rendering is the famous Vatapi Ganapathim Bhaje in the Hamsadhwani Raga.
Artists on stage
Saxophone: Shri Kadri Gopalnath
Violin: Jyotsna Srikanth
Mridangam: Bangalore Praveen
Ghatam: R N Prakash
Tanpura: Kaviraj Singh
Shri Kadri Gopalnath (Dec 1949 to Oct 2019) was born in the Sajeepa Mooda village of Dakshina Kannada. His father Shri Taniyappa was a great Nadaswara Vidwan and he acquired the taste for music from his father. It seems Shri Kadri Gopalnath took almost 20 years to master the Saxophone, a western musical instrument. He was crowned as the “Saxophone Chakravarthy”.
Awards and Accolades
Shri Kadri Gopalnath was presented with the Sangeeth Natak Acadamy award for Carnatic Music by the former Indian President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam in 2004. He was titled as the “Aasthana Vidwan” of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peethom in 2004. He had received tiles such as “Saxophone Samrat”, “Ganakala Shree”, “Nadopasana Brahma” etc. Shri Gopalnath received Honorary Doctrorate from Bangalore University in 2004.
Let us now listen to his Saxophone Concert.