Carnatic - Concerts - Classes
South Indian Classical Music Instructor, Independent Musician
Identified as one of the youth stars of Carnatic Music, Abilash Giriprasad was initiated into this art form at the tender age of 4. Having learnt for many years from Vidwan Sri A. S. Murali (Senior faculty member, Kalakshethra Foundations, Chennai), Abilash represents the illustrious Semmangudi baani in Carnatic Music. He has been performing concerts since the age of 7 and has performed thousands of concerts in many prestigious occasions and venues all over the country and the globe.
As a musician with concert experience spanning over more than 18 years, Abilash is dual graded artist of All India Radio, Chennai and a proud recipient of several awards and honors such as “Shanmukhananda Bharath Rathna Dr. M. S. Subbulakshmi Fellowship in Music”, “Isai Chudar”, “Yuva Kala Bharathi”, “Bala Kala Rathna”, “Sangeetha Kala Jothi”, “Pogo Amazing Kid Singer – 2008”, “Bhavan’s Cultural Excellence Award” and most significantly, a “Certificate of Honor” from the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa for propagating Carnatic Music in Republic of South Africa and numerous other accolades of high prestige from various renowned institutions – nationally and internationally.
In 2019, Abilash had the rarest blessing of performing along with Padma Vibhushan Awardee, Kathak Maestro Late Pandit Birju Maharaj at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival, USA.
His scholastic credits include an MBA degree in International Business Management, a Master’s degree in Music and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, coupled with multiple certifications in Finance, Treasury, Analytics, Recording technology, etc