Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tribute to CR Vyas

Surtarang pays tribute to the late Chintaman Raghunath Vyas (Marathi: चिंतामण रघुनाथ व्यास; 9 November 1924 – 10 January 2002), popularly known as C. R. Vyas, was an Indian classical singer. He was renowned for singing khayal style.

In this circumstances, it's appropriate to know about his son who is also a well-known Santoor player.

Satish Vyas:

Satish Vyas is one of the best Santoor players of India who is born in a musically enriched 
family, his father being the well-known vocalist, Padmabhushan Pt. C.R. Vyas. His father 

initiated Satish into vocal Music.

In 1978 he took up the Santoor and started learning under Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma. Satish Vyas is
the senior-most and best-known disciple of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.

Pandit Satish Vyas has been a regular concert artist for the last more than 30 years or so, performing and recording all over the world, more extensively in the USA, UK & Europe, Japan and Australasia. In 1997, he was the only non-Western instrumentalist invited to perform in Venice, Italy at the "Mostra Mozart Festival", organised by the prestigious European Mozart Foundation.

Satish Vyas has been decorated with many awards and few of which are mentioned below.

The Government Of India has honoured Pandit Satish Vyas with Padma Shri in 2003.

He is also bestowed upon with “ Kumar Gandharva Rashtriya Sanman” by Kumar Gandharva Foundation, Mumbai in 2010.

Recently in January 2015 Satish Vyas was honored with the prestigious Award SWARSAGAR SANGEET PURASKAR by Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation.

On February 28 , 2015 Satish Vyas was presented with the prestigious " GURU MADAN LAL KOSER-GURU SHOBHA KOSER AWARD" by the premier Institution "Pracheen Kala Kendra" of Chandigarh at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh.

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