U Srinivas

Instrumental Music – Fusion

Presenting a highly energetic and enjoyable fusion concert. Remember Shakthi – The band led by John McLaughlin (Guitar), U Srinivas (Mandolin), Zakir Hussain (Tabla), V Selvaganesh (Ghatam), S Mahadevan (Vocals). This is their live performance in Vienna. John McLaughlin is a world famous English Guitarist, bandleader, and composer. He is a pioneer of jazz fusion. Shankar Mahadevan is an Indian Singer and Composer who is famous for his Breathless Song. V Selvaganesh is an Indian Percussionist mainly playing Ganjira and Tabla. Ustad Zakir Hussain and U Srinivas do not need any introduction. Together the team have done many performances in the brand name Remember Shakti. So, let us enjoy the fusion concert. Video and Picture used for illustration only – Credit: Mezzo/Ktroxie 00

Instrumental Music – Mandolin Concert

U Srinivas – Uppalapu Srinivas is well known to many as an Indian Mandolin Player in Carnatic Classical Music. He was a Child Prodigy and used to be called as Mozart of Indian Classical Music. He was also a music composer and well known as Mandolin Srinivas. Born in 1969 at Palakollu in the then, Andhra Pradesh he started with Mandolin at the age of five. U Satyanarayana his father, a Clarinettist, had a Mandolin which Srinivas was very much attracted to and started playing with it. He got a new Mandolin from his father and started training under him. Srinivas got training under Sri Vasu Rao a famous Guitarist, Sri Rudraraju Subbaraju and many others. He had his own style of playing the Mandolin, developed all by himself. He entered the Western Music arena in 1976. Public Appearance ...


Mandolin is a stringed musical instrument which belongs to the Lute family of musical instruments. Mandolins normally have four pairs (course) of double metal strings – that is eight strings. There are five and six course string versions of Mandolins in use. Being a Plucked Instrument, it is usually plucked using a plectrum. The tuning of a Mandolin is like that of a Violin, where its strings are tuned in an interval of “perfect fifths” – G3, D4, A4 and E5. Most common types of Mandolins are Neapolitan or Round-Backed, Archtop and Flat-Backed Mandolin. Each style has its own sound quality and normally associated with a particular form of music. Neapolitan Mandolins are primarily used in European Classical Music. American Folk Music and Bluegrass Music use the Archto...