Kadri Gopalnath

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Saxophonist
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Date of Birth December 11, 1949
Place of Birth India
Date of Death Oct 11, 2019 (69)
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Kadri Gopalnath

Dr. Kadri Gopalnath was an Indian alto saxophonist and one of the pioneers of Carnatic music for that instrument.

Born: December 6, 1949, Bantwal taluk, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India
Died: October 11, 2019, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Genres: indian classical music, film music, jazz fusion
Occupation(s): Saxophonist
Associated acts: Rudresh Mahanthappa

About Kadri Gopalnath

Carnatic music pioneer and award-winning saxophonist. He was awarded the Padma Shri, a high civilian award, in 2004.

Kadri Gopalnath Before Fame

After hearing someone play the saxophone in the Mysore Palace band, he picked up the instrument with the intention of mastering it.

Achievement of Kadri Gopalnath

He was the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Bangalore University.

Kadri Gopalnath Family Life

He was born and raised in the city of Mangalore, where he acquired his musical tastes.

Associations of Kadri Gopalnath

Both Gopalnath and Chen Jiafeng were invited to perform on the BBC Promenade concert series.

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Latest information about Kadri Gopalnath updated on April 16, 2021.

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