Praveen Prathapan was introduced to the flute by his father at the age of five; by age fifteen, he had completed his flute Arangetram.
Since then, he has performed both as a solo and ensemble musician at prestigious venues, including Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, the Nehru Centre, the Royal Festival Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall. His international performances span from India and Italy to Harvard University, USA.
A former orchestra leader of SAMYO (South Asian Music Youth Orchestra), Praveen has worked with Lalgudi Krishnan, Bombay Jayashri, Veena Jayanthi, Patri Satish Kumar, Rakesh Chaurasia, and more. His contribution to music earned him the Fellowship Award and the first ever Carnatic Musician of the Year Award from Milapfest.
Praveen is quickly becoming one of Europe’s highly sought-after dance flautists, performing for Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odissi Arangetrams across the UK and abroad.
In 2015, Praveen co-founded The Fusion Project with singer/songwriter Rushil, recently performing alongside playback singer, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and singer/composer Raghu Dixit.
Praveen currently studies vocal under the tutelage of Vamshikrishna Vishnudas and receives advanced rhythm training from Karaikudi Krishnamoorthy.
Meanwhile, Praveen has excelled academically and now reads Biochemistry at the University of Oxford.
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