Overview for Pushkaram: Flute, Gottuvadyam
B.V. Balasai an extremely talented flautist of the younge generation comes from the family of rich musical tradition has created waves in the sphere of carnatic music in recent years. His clean confident blowing totally sruthi aligned and his sensitive finger technique absolutely flawless are reflections of Balasai's impressive commitments to carnatic music. As a composer he has composed music for dance ballets and devotional albums and has also done music assistance to many reputed music directors. He is an "A" Grade artiste of the A.I.R. & Doordarshan and is featured regularly by prestigious music organizations during their monthly and annual cultural programs. Balasai is not only classical by temperament and training but also remarkably modern in his outlook and ideas. He plays western classical key flute also and has been associated with the film industry for a long time. He has traveled widely throughout the world. A versatile artiste with a fine professional record on the platform displaying the maturity fluency and the power of veteran Balasai has inspired confidence in the hearts of music lovers. A Durgaprasad has born in a family of rich musical tradition. The attractive feature in his playing is tonal purity and rhythamatic balance. As a performer Durgarprasad's approach to music is orthodox and as well as creative with rich experience of over 20 years. He has perfromed at various prestigious sabhas organizations and music festivals all over the country and abroad and won great appreciation from listeners an critics. He has also taken part in film music by playing Gottuvadyam to many reputed music directors. Durgaprasad is a "A" grade perfromer and also staff artiste of A.I.R. Chennai. He minimised the length of the instrument from its original form and also altered the traditional pitch "G" to pitch "C" with an inbuilt pickup for better resonance sustain, portability and named it as "ATHICHITRAVEENA" It is difficult to gain mastery over this instrument yet capable to bring out finer nuances if played by expert hands. Durgaprasad is one of such very few musicians to handle their rare instrument at ease.