The music of composers such as Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Gluck carry within the indelible mark of genius. Innovation in structure, refinement of form in melody and a deeper, more humane understanding of the threads that connect the listener and the performer, the supreme supernal and the corporeal characterize musical magic from these German composers from the 18th and 19th centuries. The foundations they have laid down have influenced modern music. In "The Magician's Code", Anil Srinivasan presents notes and music from their works.
Anil Srinivasan is a well-known city-based pianist, composer and educator. Although armed with degrees in management, Anil has become synonymous with his instrument in Chennai and in other parts of the country. As a trained western classical pianist, he has charted a unique path for himself with the creation and development of novel methods of presenting traditional Indian music. This path has seen him collaborate with some of the best voices and instrumentalists in India today including U Shrinivas, Ravikiran, Unnikrishnan, Lalgudi Krishnan, Umayalpuram Sivaraman and others. His collaborative and compositional work for dance artists such as Anita Ratnam, Ramli Ibrahim, The Dhananjayans and others has also advanced his musical journey, culminating in his being awarded the coveted Yuva Puraskar by the central Sangeet Natak Akademi in 2010, a national honour. He is of course best known in Indian music circles for his collaborative work with the young and talented Sikkil Gurucharan. This duo has managed to carve a special niche in the hearts and minds of Indian music listeners worldwide. Anil lectures, performs and tours widely.
A longtime partner of Goethe-Institut, Anil had several performances in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Chennai, for example he took part in "The Hindu Friday Review November Fest 2011" or recently in "Fête de la Musique 2012" in Chennai. In continuation of Goethe-Institut's support of Anil's initiative to introduce music in schools for underprivileged children, a group of children from corporation schools will be special guests at the concert.
- Born in Chennai in 1977
- Style of music: Classical Music/Traditional/Modern Indian Music
- Collaboration and compositional work for dance artists such as Anita Ratnam, Ramli Ibrahim, The Dhananjayans
- Collaboration with some of the best voices and instrumentalists in India (e.g. Sikkil Gurucharan, U Shrinivas, Ravikiran, Unnikrishnan, Umayalpuram Sivaraman)
- "Yuva Puraskar Award Winner" 2010 (Youth Award)