Concert of Indian Classical Music
Rohan Dasgupta on Sitar, Sandip Banerjee on Tabla and Ivana Kočevar on flute
On the occasion of the ending of the guest exhibition Monuments of India you are kindly invited to the Concert of Indian Classical Music.
- Inspired and initiated into the world of music by Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan. Rohan Dasgupta considers himself very fortunate to start the emphatic journey towards Indian Classical Music from one of the stalwarts of sitar playing Pandit Harashankar Bhattacharya, from a very tender age. Under his wings, Panditji initiated little Rohan to the magical world of Classical Music and Jafferkhani Baaj and as he unfolded step by step, with parental care and affection, the deep nuances of the musical worship, Rohan matured as an artiste and developed an individual meditative style of Sitar playing. The legend Padmabhushan Ustad Abdul halim Jaffer Khan himself has been a constant source of inspiration throughout and Rohan is blessed with numerous life defining sessions from his legendary grand guru himself. Presently he is also imbibing several rhythmic intricacies under the influencial guidance of Tabla maestro Pt.Udai Mazumdar of Banaras gharana.
Credited for his dynamic stage presence and humble personality, he has been performing and spreading the sacred ecstasy of Indian Classical
Music belonging to Indore Gharana from a very young age, and have got enormous compliments and support from his listeners and admirers from all around the globe. A frequent performer in several prestigious music festivals in India, Europe, Russia and South America, a regular radio and television artiste, he has been awarded with the Presidents award and The National scholarship by the government of India to name a few.
Rohan has been associated with several musicians world wide and tours extensively around the world. His recent collaboration with North Indian flute virtuoso Bhaskar Das and Camatic mandolin prodigy Aravind Bhargav is highly appreciated and cherished through out the world. With his great dexterity and creative instinct, Rohan has always shown his orthodox and magical command over the implicit nuances of the Raagas. Establishing new avenues and visions as a music composer Rohan is at his innovative best among the blooming musicians.
After the success of his solo album ‘Sages’, he is currently working on his recent project on meditative musical album ‘Om’.
Web page: www.rohandasgupta.com
- An All India Radio Grade A Artist, Sandip Banerjee is playing tabla since 1973. He is well known for his graceful accompaniment and powerful adept solo performance. Besides his frequent trips to abroad, to perform, lecture and conduct workshops he is a regular T.V. and Radio artist in India. Sandip was awarded ‘National Scholarship’ from the Government of India in 1992. He has several CDs with different artists in India and abroad. His book on learning Tabla titled ‘Le Tabla’ has been published from ID Music, France.He is a enlisted artist of ICCR.
He has learned tabla from Late Pandit Kanai Dutta, Pandit Sanjoy Mukherjee(over 20 years) and pandit Sankha Chatterjee.
For more details Check his website: www.sandipbanerjee.com
- Flutist Ivana Kočevar met Indian bamboo flute bansuri on the path of interest for the sound of vocals, wind instruments and World music which she has been pursuing since 2010. She studied at the world music department of Rotterdam Conservatory, she has been learning bamboo flute under tutelage of Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia in Mumbai in India, and has regularely visited seminars and masterclasses of other well-known Indian musicians. As instrumentalist she performed in various projects with musicians in Slovenia, the Netherlands and Italy.