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Amith considers himself to be very fortunate for being associated with musicians from different genres. He draws influence from a variety of music. His major influences include Karnatic, Hindustani, Fusion, Jazz and Filmy.
He loves listening to Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Palghat K.V.Narayanaswamy, Dr R.K.Srikantan, Pt.Ronu Mazumdar, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Chick Corea, Snarky Puppy, 6 Alps and Jazz, Dave Brubeck and Shakthi.
Amith feels that to be able to rub shoulders with musicians from different backgrounds, cultures and genres is nothing less than a blessing. The collaborations over many years with different musicians is very evident in Amith's playing.
Amith comes from a family of musicians and has been widely acclaimed as a child prodigy of Karnataka. He is the son and student of flautist Vidwan B.K.Anantharam. He underwent training under Padma Bhushana Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr.R.K.Srikantan to learn the finer aspects of the Gayaki Style of flute playing for almost 2 decades and presently, he is undergoing training under Dr. R.N.Thyagarajan.
He has been performing on stage for the past 19 years and has performed on many prestigious festivals all over India and abroad.
Amith has toured USA, Germany, France, Italy, Morocco and Malaysia for concerts and regularly performs with top musicians from India and abroad. He effortlessly adapts his playing to perform with musicians from different genres of music including Karnatic, Hindustani, Jazz, Fusion etc. which makes him a very sought after flautist in India today.
Amith is one of the youngest “A” graded artistes of ALL INDIA RADIO and has been featured on the most prestigious National Programme of Music at a very young age of 21 and also the South Zone hook-up concert from Doordarshan. Of late, Amith has had the honor of being the only Indian to have been invited to perform at the Dusseldorf Church Organ Festival, Germany in 2014, JazzArt festival 2016 and many more.