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HCL Concerts First Global Performance at Carnegie Hall, New York Showcases India's Classical Music Heritage
[November 30, 2018]

HCL Concerts First Global Performance at Carnegie Hall, New York Showcases India's Classical Music Heritage

HCL, a leading global technology company, presented the inaugural global HCL Concerts at Carnegie Hall, a unique international platform celebrating and promoting Indian classical performing arts, on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The sold-out concert featured Grammy nominee, Dr. L. Subramaniam and celebrated vocalist Ms. Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, who delivered an uplifting musical experience for the audience. This inaugural HCL Concerts performance in the United States was the first in a series of global concerts to be held annually around the world, celebrating the diverse culture of local artists. The event also celebrated the 30th anniversary of HCL's presence in the U.S. The event was attended by 600 senior business, academic and cultural leaders from around the world.

Over the last 20 years, HCL has actively promoted and taken steps to preserve and grow the legacy of Indian classical arts through HCL Concerts. Every year HCL hosts more than 30 concerts across seven cities in India and over 500 artists have performed at this platform till date. The richness of Indian classical music is enjoyed all over the globe and maestros like Zakir Hussain and Ravi Shankar have been instrumental in driving international recognition for the genre.

Dr. L. Subramaniam, renowned international violinist, composer and conductor, who has championed the fusion of classical Indian melodies with Western music throughout his career spanning nearly 50 years, performed at the concert. Dr. Subramaniam has brought Indian music to the world stage through collaborations with leading global musicians, such as Yehudi Menuhin and Stevie Wonder, as well as celebrated conductors, such as Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Fedoseyev, and Phillipe Bender. Dr. Subramaniam has played and recorded with the New York Philharmonic, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, and the Berlin State Opera.

Also performing was Ms. Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, who is known for her prolific career in Indian film music and has recored more than 15,000 songs in 16 languages. She has performed at prestigious venues across the world, including The Royal Albert Hall in London and Lincoln Center in New York.

"We are honored to have hosted the legendary Dr. L. Subramaniam and Ms. Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam at this exhilarating event," said C Vijayakumar, President and CEO, HCL Technologies (News - Alert). "Indian classical music is one of the oldest living musical traditions in world. What differentiates it from other genres is that there is no written, restrictive script, allowing each artist the freedom to innovate and perform within the set framework of notes and rules governing their use. Innovation is the bedrock of the HCL values and as such we find a perfect synergy in the celebration of Indian classical performing arts, and its globalization."

About HCL Concerts

HCL Concerts were launched in 1998, dedicated to promoting talent rooted in the rich heritage of Indian classical performing arts. With over 30 concerts across India every year, HCL Concerts has evolved into a unique platform for performers. Over the past 20 years, more than 500 artists have graced the HCL Concerts stages and have contributed towards promoting the Indian classical performing arts. Building on this legacy, HCL Concerts now aspires to promote all forms of global performing arts, in venues across the world.

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies (HCL) is a leading global technology company that helps global enterprises re-imagine and transform their businesses through Digital technology transformation. HCL operates out of 43 countries and has consolidated revenues of US$ 8.2 billion, for 12 Months ended 30th September, 2018. HCL focuses on providing an integrated portfolio of services underlined by its Mode 1-2-3 growth strategy. Mode 1 encompasses the core services in the areas of Applications, Infrastructure, BPO and Engineering & R&D services, leveraging DRYiCE™ Autonomics to transform clients' business and IT landscape, making them 'lean' and 'agile'. Mode 2 focuses on experience-centric and outcome-oriented integrated offerings of Digital & Analytics, IoT WoRKS™, Cloud Native Services and Cybersecurity & GRC services to drive business outcomes and enable enterprise digitalization. Mode 3 strategy is ecosystem-driven, creating innovative IP-partnerships to build products and platforms business. HCL leverages its global network of integrated co-innovation labs and global delivery capabilities to provide holistic multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Media, Publishing, Entertainment, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Travel, Transportation & Logistics and Government. With 127,875 professionals from diverse nationalities, HCL focuses on creating real value for customers by taking 'Relationships Beyond the Contract'. For more information, please visit

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