Artist Highlight

Ghatam Karthick

Songs featuring he ghatam maestro, in connection with his birthday on June 7.

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RJ: Srividya

Ghatam Karthick

Songs featuring he ghatam maestro, in connection with his birthday on June 7.

One of the most recognizable ghatam artistes in the world today, Karthick has earned an international reputation for his performances in Carnatic music and in Crossover music. Karthick has performed and recorded with every major Carnatic artiste, done sessions work with film composers like A.R. Rahman, Harris Jayaraj and others, and done numerous collaborative projects with French Pianist Ariane Gray Hubert and others.

Karthick leads his own acclaimed band ‘Heartbeat’ which has toured the US, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and other places. He toured with Prasanna in the US as part of his Electric Ganesha Land ensemble in 2008 performing at several of the top world music festivals and venues in the USA. A recipient of prestigious awards including a Government of India Fellowship, a Rotary international award of excellence, and several ‘Best ghatam artiste’ awards from stellar institutions like the Music Academy, Karthick has performed at such venues as the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Oriental Festival in Paris, Tropen Museum in Amsterdam, and others.

Karthick is an articulate speaker who has given talks and seminars on Indian heritage and culture, Indian musical thought, Mathematics and Percussion, Mystical Sympbolism etc. He is a Sanskrit scholar and has an M.A., M.Phil and PhD in Sanskrit from Vivekananda College in Chennai. Karthick also has an M.A degree in Indian music from the University of Madras.

Songs in this Program