Double bill headlined by India’s women maestras
Rajrupa Chowdhury sarod
Yashwant Vaishnav tabla
A special double bill of India’s lute instruments the sarod and the Agra school of vocal. Chowdhury is one of India’s finest and mature sarod maestras making her UK debut. Indulge in the deep lilting and sound that pull on your heart strings. Chowdhury explores the depth of ragas as trained and gifted by her teachers Siddhartha Roy Chowdhury, Pandit Ajay Sinha Roy and Prof. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay. She captivates audiences with her intense raga emotions and spirited presence. Vaishnav provides perceptive and rousing rhythmic accompaniment, culminating into a musical and rhythmic ecstasy. He is another child prodigy whose breathtaking video when he was only 9 years old appeared on YouTube four years ago and has since developed into one of India’s finest emerging tabla talents. Vaishnav also accompanies the Wahane Sisters on Thursday, 14 October and Eeshar Singh on Friday, 15 October at 14:00pm
Bharathi Prathap khayal vocal
Sabir Sultan Khan sarangi
Aneesh Pradhan tabla
Prathap was initiated into Carnatic classical music by her parents at seven years old. Trained by Pandit Rama Rao V. Naik, a doyen of the Agra gharana (school of music). Prathap’s musical career took a significant leap after she came under the tutelage of Vidushi Lalith J Rao, an outstanding exponent of the Agra-Atrauli gharana. Prathap makes her debut performance in the UK. Her voice that floats effortlessly as she presents the potent cocktail of dhrupad and khayal vocal styles to maximise the depth and emotional maturity that culminates into a profound listening experience. Khan and Pradhan provide perceptive and delicate accompaniment to some of the most skilful vocalists to emerge onto the Indian classical scene. Pradhan also accompanies Sabir Khan on Thursday, 13 October at 18:30 and accompanies Shubha Mudgal on Sunday, 15 October at 17:30.
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