Kadari Gopalnath

Kadari Gopalnath


Dr. Kadri Gopalnath (born 11 December 1949) is an Indian saxophonist and one of the pioneers of Carnatic music on the saxophone.

Kadri Gopalnath was born in 1949 in the city of Mangalore to Thaniappa and Gangamma. He acquired a taste for music from his father Thaniappa, a nadaswaram vidwan. As a child, Gopalnath once saw the saxophone being played in the Mysore palace band set. Upon hearing the vibrant tone of the saxophone, Gopalnath decided to master it. It took him nearly 20 years to conquer the complex western wind instrument, and he was eventually crowned as the "Saxophone Chakravarthy".


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