Praveen Prathapan has been described as one of the most versatile flute players in the world. Raised in the UK by a family of Bharatanatyam dancers, Praveen was introduced to the instrument by his father, has received advanced training from the late Dr. N Ramani, and has now performed for over 40 Bharatanatyam Arangetrams around the world since the age of 15. In 2017, he created the name ‘The Flute Guy’, garnered almost 10 million views on his Facebook and YouTube videos, and has appeared on Zee TV, The Hindu Newspaper, and the BBC.
As of 2018, Praveen has delivered hundreds of performances in Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA, at prestigious venues including Times Square, the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, and Buckingham Palace. He has also worked with renowned artists including Kanika Kapoor, Rukmini Vijayakumar, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Kavita Krishnamoorthy, and Cheryl Cole,.
Holding a First Class Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, Praveen has worked at both Harvard University and the Nasa Research Center in California. Finally, at 24 years old, Praveen is also a trained vocalist, mridangam player, and composer.