Flute Maestro Shashank Subramanyam, is a world-renowned flautist and musician who has been performing from the age of six . Now with over 25 years of a successful career in the field of Indian Classical Music, Shashank has enthralled audiences in India and across the world.
He has performed in landmark concerts such as the Rashtrapathi Bhavan (The President's Palace at New Delhi) in 1992, Skopje Jazz Festival – Macedonia, The Smithsonian, Kennedy Center and National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., J. Paul Getty Hall -Hollywood, Cerritos Performing arts center in Los Angeles, Eastman School of Music - Rochester, World Music Institute - New York, Across Fukuoka in Kobe and Fukuoka, Japan, Theater De- La-Ville, UNESCO & Musee Guimet in Paris –France, Seoul Plaza in Seoul- Korea and a host of other prestigious institutions across the world.
Shashank often collaborates with many legendary musicians from India and around the world including Guitarist John McLaughlin, Tabla Maestro Zakir Hussain, Ustad Sultan Khan, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pt. Ajoy Chakraborthy to name a few. Trained by father Mr. Subramanyam and vocal maestros R.K. Srikantan and Palghat K.V. Narayanaswami, he is presently considered one of the best Bamboo Flute artists and is hailed so by the Indian and international media alike. The BBC World TV telecast a documentary on Shashank titled “Destination Music”, recently.
With scintillating, primal tones he truly sings through the most organic and ancient of all instruments. His logic-defying virtuosity is the result of a magical innate talent coupled with the best possible training. Shashank has propelled the Bamboo flute into an enviable position by his playing techniques of which “the multi flute transposed fingering technique” and the dual octave production”” have won him world acclaim.
He has been endowed with several prestigious awards and recognitions such as the “Kalaimamani” from the Tamil Nadu Government, “Kuzhal Arasar” from the prestigious Kellogg School of Management, North Western University, Chicago and the prestigious Grammy Nomination for the year 2009, Shashank has over 60 CDs and several DVDs to his credit. Shashank is currently pursuing Hindustani music from the legendary vocalist Pandit Jasraj.