Manasi Prasad


July 30th 2023.

Love is the most universal human emotion. Irrespective of who we are or where we are from, we have all experienced the incredible highs and intolerable lows that are inescapable in love. This performance was a musical journey through poetry, classical and contemporary music, that explored the various facets of love in an intimate concert conversation, through voice, piano and light percussion. Pieces included an eclectic mix of poetry set to music from composers like Mirabai, Jayadeva, Akka Mahadevi etc. in various languages, along with some selections of ghazals and music of film.

Manasi Prasad ( and is a combination of an accomplished artiste and arts management professional. She has studied Karnatic classical music with renowned gurus such as RK Padmanabha in Bangalore and Dr. Sriram Parasuram in Chennai, and is trained in Hindustani music as well. She started performing concerts at the age of 9 and since then has performed widely across India and in 6 continents around the world.

Besides her active performing career, Manasi is academically accomplished and holds an engineering degree from BMS College, Bangalore, and MBA degree from IIM Bangalore. She was the first museum director and spearheaded the set up of the Indian Music Experience Museum, which is India’s only interactive music museum and a prominent arts centre.

She frequently delivers talks, lectures and workshops on music, and writes widely on the arts. As an arts consultant she works with academic and corporate organizations to bring ideas from the arts to the mainstream. She has been awarded Fellowships of the TED Organization and the Aspen Global Leadership Network and has been recognized as one of the 35 ‘Indians of Tomorrow’ by the India Today publications.