The Stringmasters - Tracing the Evolution of Form

The Stringmasters - Tracing the Evolution of Form

Ticket Price: ₹ 300
Genre:Classical Music (Instrumental)
Duration:90 mins
Age:8 years and above
Cast:Jayanthi Kumaresh (Veena)
Anil Srinivasan (Piano)
Location:JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066
Event Date & Time
Sat-01-Feb | 06:30 PM

A Veena-Piano collaboration by Jayanthi Kumaresh and Anil Srinivasan presented by Aalaap.

The Stringmasters is a tribute to the design of the piano and the veena and a celebration of bringing together these two diverse and intertwined instruments together. The Stringmasters presents the beauty of finding common spaces between the two genres - Indian classical and Western classical -as well as showcasing each of the journeys that the instruments (veena and the piano) have taken in their respective traditions and with respect to other traditions.

In this collaboration, Anil Srinivasan and Jayanthi Kumaresh aim to explore the design of two evolving instruments – the piano and the veena. The design of sound, the design of music in bringing out the best of genres together and the design of history in the way the artistic and literary traditions of the instruments are interpreted will be the central theme of the performance.


Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.