Meet with : Chaitra H.G., Young and Hindustani vocalist & playback singer
Updated on: 01 Jul 2016
Young and upcoming Hindustani vocalist and playback singer Chaitra H.G. has a little-known side to her. She is a gymnast and fencer too. But the activity has taken a backstage in her budding musical career. Chaitra speaks toThe Hindu MetroPlusFriday Review on her current state in the music scene, her singing for Grammy album 'Winds of Samsara' and on turning music composer
Initiation into Hindustani
My parents, Pandit Gopinath H.S. and Sandhya Gopinath, initially put me and my twin brother Chaitanya under a guru near our home to learn Carnatic music. Since my dad is a Hindustani tabalist, they had a rethink that it would be great if we learnt Hindustani classical vocals. So at the age of five, we started under our guru, Pandit Nagaraj Rao Havaldar. We learnt for around 15 years under him and I am continuing my training under Pandit Nandakumar Kurudi for the last five years.