Spotlight on piano - Saketh Ram & Matthew Peter - 22nd Oct. at Alliance F.

Spotlight on Piano!

Hyderabad Western Music Foundation is pleased to present

Saketh Ram (piano) & Matthew Peter (piano/tabla)

They will play works of J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Grieg, De Falla and include in their recital “Amalgam”, an original composition for piano, flute and tabla written by Nalinikanth Josyabhatla.


When: Saturday, 22nd October, 6pm

Where: Alliance Française, Rd no. 3, Banj.hills

Come and enjoy this promising concert!

Saketh Ram Josyabhatla, a 14-year-old class X student. He is playing piano since the age of about 6 under the tutelage of his father, Nalinikanth. He did his Grade-8 with distinction from Trinity in 2015 and achieved his ATCL in 2016!

Saketh Ram & Matthew – Concert video:


Interview Saketh Ram with Sakshi Newspaper

Matthew Peter Tharappel, age 15, reads in Class X. He has been learning piano for nine years, and recently did Trinity Grade 8 with distinction. He got interested in Tabla about a year back and is pursuing it keenly, apart from piano.

Nalinikanth Josyabhatla, an IT professional from an Indian musical background. He holds licentiate diplomas in both music theory and composition (LMusTCL and LLCM). His unique style is to infuse innovation in music. For example, he used Indian ragas amidst western harmonies.

Venu Madhav Josyabhatla is an IT professional too. He is practicing carnatic classical flute since about 2 decades and has received advance training from great masters. He has a unique style of playing which resembles vocal style (called Gayaki style) and has given numerous concerts.

All are welcome. Entry: Rs 100; HWMF-members: free.

A) Matthew's solo piano
1. Chopin's Valse Op. 64 No.1 (Minute Waltz)
2. Notturno Op. 54 No. 4 by Edvard Grieg
3. Danse du Meunier by Manuel de Falla

B) Saketh's solo piano
1.Chopin's Ballade 1 in G minor Op.23
2.Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata 1st movement
3.Schubert's Impromptu in E flat major Op. 90 no 2
4.Bach's prelude and fugue in C minor from well tempered clavier book 1 BWV 847
5.Chopin's Fantaisie Impromptu Op.66
6.Chopin's Waltz Op.64 no 2 in C sharp minor

C) Solo Tabla by Matthew

D) Amalgam Trio (Venu, Saketh & Matthew)
Conductor: Nalinikanth