A music concert titled ‘Festival of Strings’ was recently conducted by HCL Concerts at Epicentre, Gurgaon. A rare fusion of western and Indian classical music was performed by legendry guitarist Ravi Iyer accompanied by Krishnan Narayanan on Mridangam and Rupak Dhamakar on Tabla. This was the first time when Ravi Iyer performed in Gurgaon and the audience was captivated by his mesmerising performance. He said, “HCL Concerts is a great step taken to promote Indian classical and fusion music. Such a platform is required to keep this genre in the limelight always, as it favours our Indian culture and performing arts.”
Ravi Iyer is a renowned guitarist who began his musical journey by learning the Tabla during his childhood and later in his teens took up the guitar, and there’s been no looking back since then.
It has been over three decades that he has given countless live performances with his earlier rock bands. He has released four albums in the rock/fusion genres and currently tours with his World Fusion Project across India.
He has performed with some of the biggest names in the fusion music genre like Dr L Subramaniam, Ustad Fazal Qureshi, Padma Bhushan Vikku Vinayakram, Sivamani and Pandit Ravi Chary.
Over the years, HCL Concerts has evolved into a unique platform for the exceptionally talented veterans as well as upcoming artists – be it dancers, vocalists or instrumentalists.
While there have been spellbinding performances by legends such as Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, HCL Concerts has also provided a platform for the rare genres of performing arts like Dhrupad, Rudra Veena and Gaudiya Nritya to name a few.