Dr L Subramaniam with Ambi + Amaan Ali Bangash

Double Bill

The much-awaited thrilling double bill is here! Featuring Amaan Ali Bangash from Hindustani (north India) and the Subramanium father son duet from the Carnatic (south India) perform on the same night, a unique feature of the Darbar Festival’s double bill concerts. 

First Half

Amaan Ali Bangash (sarod)
Anubratta Chatterjee (tabla)


Award winning Bangash makes his UK solo debut at the Darbar Festival. Amaan Ali Bangash, is the eldest son and disciple of the Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and grandson of Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan.  He belongs to the seventh generation in an unbroken chain of the Senia Bangash school of music. A global sensation, with his family Bangash, have showcased the sarod as one of India’s foremost Indian classical instruments and traditions. Bangash has performed for royalty, heads of states, faith leaders and every prestigious venue across the world. In this special concert Bangash presents stunning ragas from his micro bending tradition with tabla accompaniment by Anubrata Chatterjee, son of Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. 



Second Half

Dr L Subramanium carnatic (violin)
Ambi Subramanium carnatic (violin)
Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (tabla)
Giridhar Udupa (ghatam)

VV Ramanamurthy mridangam

India’s foremost violinist, composer and conductor; Dr L Subramanium makes his Darbar Festival debut with his son Ambi. Ready yourself to be transported through hypnotic power of Carnatic ragas and rhythmic grooves. 
Dr. L. Subramaniam is an exceptional musician, having performed and recorded south Indian classical music, western classical music, both orchestral and non-orchestral. He has composed for major orchestras, conducted them, scored for films, and collaborated with a diverse range of musicians from various genres including jazz, occidental, and north Indian duets. His curiosity has led him to incorporate multiple techniques and forms, composing for western classical orchestras and ballets. He advised Peter Brook on sound concepts for “Mahabharata” and composed for acclaimed movies like “Salaam Bombay” and “Mississippi Masala” He featured as a soloist in notable films. His compositions have been performed by esteemed orchestras worldwide, including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Swiss Romande Orchestra, Kirov Ballet, and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. His latest work, ‘Astral Symphony,’ exemplifies global fusion. Honoured with Padma Bhushan, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, and “Nada Chakravarti” from H.H Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swami-ji, he holds honorary doctorates from Bangalore University, University of Madras, and Sheffield University.
He is accompanied by his virtuoso son Ambi together with stalwarts of contemporary Carnatic percussion. 
“I find nothing more inspiring than the music making of my very great colleague Subramaniam. Each time I listen to him, I am carried away in wonderment,” said Lord Yehudi Menuhin.

Booking info

26 October 2024

18:30 - 10:15


£20 - 100

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