Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Rudra Veena- Jyoti Hegde Sarvodaya Charitable trust's-"AALAP" Raag Malkauns

Rudra Veena- Jyoti Hegde Gayan Samaj Deval Club- Kolhapur Raag Miyaan Malhaar

Rudra Veena- Jyoti Hegde Tansen Dhrupad Samaroh- Gwalior Raag Pooriya



Jyoti's Education in music began at the age of 16 under the guidance of Pandit Late Bindu Madhav Pathak. A marathon study of 15 years in Rudraveena and Sitar increased her thirst for excellence and she underwenttraining in Dhruapad style with Pandit Indhudhar Nirodi. She has taken guidance in Rudraveena by the renowned Rudraveena master Ustad Asad Ali Khan of New Delhi and Ustad Bahauddin Dagar of Mumbai. Guru-Shishya Parampar is manifest in her perfection as a musician and her attitude of homage to the art she has mastered.

Vidhushi Jyoti Hegde is the first and only woman player of the Rudraveena in the world. She is unique because she has mastered the two instruments which are totally different. When the audience listen Rudraveena, they experience tothe treasure of the depth of the Nada-Nidhi or Ocean, and as they listen to the Sitar, they are immersed in the glow of attractive melody. In a motherly manner she considers the two diverse instruments as her two daughters, who need equal attention, love and affection. A steady and rigorous practice towards perfect performance is not the only side in this Vidhushi; she loves experimentation and has organized Jugalbandi and Pancha Sitar programs by her students. Her renown has attracted deciples from India and Abroad. She is also a prolific writer, publishing articles on Rudraveena.

As she starts playing on the lower octaves of the Ragas, the melodious shower of music entices the audience and she gradually, phase by phase, takes them into a trance as the notes lead them, to 'Nada-Samadhi'. It is an experience that is impossible to verbalize. She becomes an enchantress as she takes the audience into confidence with a promise of some great secret and becomes one with the raga and the audience. The audience become spell bound. According to her students, they have a Kaleidoscopic experience, when she guides them.


'The Lady with the Magical Fingers'

'The Lady with the Magical Fingers' that is Vidhushi Jyoti Hegde, the daughter of late Shri Satyanarayana Devagudi and Shanta Devagudi. Jyoti Hegde is Also the proud daughter of Vidya-Kashi, i.e. Dharwad, the heart land of Hindustani Music. She is happily married to Ganapati Hegde and is blessed with son Sharath.