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Kadri Gopalnath


A native of Dakshina Kannada, Kadri Gopalnath was born in 1950 to Sri.Thaniappa and Shrimathi. Gangamma. Music was part of his every day routine as his father was a Nagaswaram vidwan of Pane, Mangalore. Kadri began training in Nagaswaram, from an early age, but destiny had a different story for Kadri Gopalnath. He saw the saxophone played in the Mysore palace band set. Thrilled on hearing the vibrant tone, of saxophone, he decided to master it. It took twenty years for Kadri to conquer the complex wind instrument and he was eventually crowned as “Saxophone chakravarthy”.

Gopalnath learnt playing carnatic music on the Saxophone under Gopalakrishna Iyer of Kalanikethana, Mangalore. His dedication and tireless efforts enabled him to imbibe all the nuances of Carnatic music and the Saxophone.

When he came in contact with versatile T.V.Gopalakrishnan of Madras, the latter identified the youngster’s potential and chistled him into an internationally famed artiste. Gopalnath humbly acknowledges the fact that it is the blessings of his Guru that is responsible for his success.

His maiden performance was the Chembai Memorial Trust at Madras. It was a roaring success. Since then Gopalnath was performing incessantly in home and abroad.

His very sweet and charming personality has won him innumerable friends all over.

  Contact details:

Shri Bhuvaneswari Nilayam,
No.9, F3, First Street,
Ganapathy Colony,
Chennai - 600 086. Tel: 044-28238699, 2825 6366
Fax: 044-2823 8699,
Email: kadri@indiamusicinfo.com,
Website: www.kadrigopalnath.com