Tonight we have visist from Chennai, India. The Mandolin Sisters Sreeusha and Sireesha known for their Carnatic Classic Music.
Photo : Geert Coppens (live at Les Ateliers Claus)
Mandolin Sisters : Bho Sambho
Mandolin Sisters : Manasa
Mandolin Sisters : Vinayaka- Hamsadhwani raga - Adi talam : live Les Ateliers Claus - 20161108
Mandolin Sisters : Bantureethi- Hamsanaadam raga - Adi talam : live Les Ateliers Claus - 20161108
Mandolin Sisters : Sanakara- Revathi raga - Adi talam : live Les Ateliers Claus - 20161108
Mandolin Sisters : Our composition in Keeravani raga - Adi talam : live Les Ateliers Claus - 20161108
Mandolin Sisters : Our composition in Bhoopalam raga - Adi talam : live Les Ateliers Claus - 20161108
Mandolin Sisters : Om namasivaya-bhajan - Eka talam : live Les Ateliers Claus - 20161108
Sreeusha and Sireesha are young Carnatic mandolin players popularly known as Mandolinsisters. Thanks to their foresighted parents, these two sisters were encouraged and honed their talents on the mandolin and they are the only sisters in India to play the mandolin in carnatic music. From the age of five they were in the habit of listening and watching their amateur father pluck the string of the guitar. Observing their enthusiasm for the sounds emanating from the guitar their father allowed them to pluck the strings of the guitar. The sisters took the music like ducks to the water. Later Mr.Threemurthulu their father wanted them to take up carnatic mandolin. Guided first by their father and their earliest guru Vidwan Sri Rudraraju Subbaraju (Disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Chembhai Vidhyanatha Bhagavathar and teacher of mandolin Sri U.Srinivas) the infant sisters learnt and practiced their art. The sisters have also acquired lessons from various vidwans. Currently and for the past fifteen years they are under the guidance of Vidwan Sri Sengalipurm S.V.Ramamurthy Iyer (a disciple of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Mudikondan Sri Venkatarama Iyer).
What is the extraordinary is the sisters are largely self taught to play the mandolin themselves and harmonizing it to carnatic music with the help of their father and teachers. Sreeusha and Sireesha have practiced the mandolin with lot of dedication and devotion. They have also completed their degree in Public Administration. The sisters so far given 2000 concerts throughout India and abroad. Their concerts have been favorably reviewed by all leading news papers and their concerts telecast in Doordarshan (Podhigai), Sun TV, Raj TV, Kalainger TV, and Jaya TV.