On the occasion of its anniversary, Goethe-Zentrum is presenting a Hindustani music recital on the Hawaiian guitar by Jaywant Naidu, on 8th December, at the German Association's office premises in Hermitage Complex, Hillfort Road, Opp. Assembly.
Naidu will be enveiling a new 21-string guitar which he has named the Jaywant Guitar. For today's evening recital, he will be accompanied by Saskia Rao-de Haas on the cello, Satyajit Talwalkar on the tabla, and Gafoor Khan on the Khartal.
This young maestro started learning the Hawaian guitar at the age of 8 from S N Mukherjee. He took further training from Dinesh Kumar Sampat and stood first in the prestigious J C Bahl Competition organized in September 1983.
While studying in Sydenham College, Mumbai, Naidu took further guidance from B Kishtaiah and K Jangaiah, and completed his Sangeet Visharad from the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Miraj.
Naidu performs on a 19-string Hawaiian guitar. He has played at a number of music festivals, including the National Youth Festival, Bhopal; the Vaadya Madhuri Festival, Chennai; the Deepika Youth Festival '98, Hyderabad; and at the Andhra Pradesh Police Academy and the Andhra Music Festival organized by the Shivaganga Sangeeta Parishat, Bheemunipatnam, among others.
In June 2001, he joined French Celtic guitarist Francois Auger to give a fusion performance at the Alliance Francaise, Secunderabad. He was also the first guitar player to perform a concert at the Asthana Mandapam of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.
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