Pandit Pravin Godkhindi


July 21st 2019.

Pandit Pravin Godkhindi is a gifted multi-faceted artist of rare talent and mastery. He is a composer, a vocalist, an actor, a Tabla artist, and a harmonium player apart from what he is best at – The Bansuri.

He is the son of legendary Bansuri artiste Pandit Venkatesh Godkhindi from whom he learned the musical nuances of Hindustani Bansuri in Kirana Gharana Gayaki style. Vidwan Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma a reputed Mridangam artiste, is providing able guidance to Pravin on the deeper aspects of LAYA and LAYAKAARI. Sonorous blowing, control over the breath, elaborations of Raga with its aesthetic appeal, extraordinary and skillful rendition of Layakaari are a few salient features of his flute recital. Among the many firsts that he has grabbed, he is the first South-Indian Bansuri artiste to be graded TOP RANK by Akashvani, 2013.

Another noteworthy feature of Pravins family is that they have produced three generations of flutists: Late Pt Venkatesh Godkhindi, Pravin Godkhindi, and his son, Shadaj Godkhindi. Shadaj is creating a niche for himself skillfully matching the musical abilities of his dad and grandfather. Ragavalli welcomes you all for the musical extravaganza by this amazing father-son duo.

In an interview with Deccan Herrald, titled We are in the golden age of classical music: Godkhindi

The Musician speaks about his art and its representation in the country: “We have a lot of talented young artistes, they are quick at learning and grasping every aspect of the art. The only thing I feel is that their dedication should last longer; some go behind stardom which negates the purpose of music.” The flautist opines that classical music is not for everyone. He says, “Classical is for particular classes of people, unlike popular music which caters to everyone. There is talent, but what the genre need is promotion and a proper platform.”

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.