Artist Highlight

B N Suresh

A programme with renditions by the flautist in connection with his death anniversary on October 7.

1:01:07
RJ: Srividya

B N Suresh

A programme with renditions by the flautist in connection with his death anniversary on October 7.

B N Suresh was one of the promising flautists from Bangalore. Having been fascinated by the flute as a child, his talent was recognized by none other than T R Mahalingam. Suresh trained under Srinivasamurthy and later under B Shivaramiah, who was a close associate of Flute Mali. By the time he was in his late teens, he was already being accompanied by stalwarts such as Lalgudi Jayaraman, M S Gopalakrishnan, T K Murthy and Umayalpuram Sivaraman. B N Suresh deeply admired the work that Mahalingam had done in advancing the technical range of the flute, but tried to use the technique to approximate the flute to the vocal style because in Carnatic music the song, with its lyrics, is the basis of performance.

Songs in this Program