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Archived Events from Autumn/Winter, 2005

R.Ganesh and K.Kumaresh

Saturday 24th September 2005

Ganesh and Kumaresh are considered by many to be the ace violin duo of Carnatic Music. Their technique is powerful and precise. Their music is highly creative and vigorous. The pair are widely travelled which has given them the chance to play with such luminaries as Zakir Hussain, Vikku Vinayakaram, Sivamani, George Brooks and others. Their music is said to reflect the rich tapestry of India, its ...

Purbayan Chatterjee & Shashank

Sunday 6th November 2005

Purbayan Chatterjee is one the most promising sitar players of our time. His ability to combine depth, discipline and richness with exuberant lyricism is paralleled only by the technical brilliance of his playing. Shashank made his concert debut at the age of eleven and his mastery of the flute has been evident ever since. His music is highly creative and melodious while maintaining the high quali...

Flames and Fire

Saturday 26th November 2005

Kathak was originally a religious dance and is derived from the root Katha (Story), retold by story-tellers in the temples. Later mime and gesture were added to the oral recitation and Kathak became a dance. Flamenco similar to Kathak is also a showcase of the human soul, it is a highly passionate dance with strong movements. The performance is led by Pratap Pawar, also known as India's 'divine ...

Vikas Gupta

Saturday 10th December 2005

Vikas Gupta hails from Jaipur, and in recent years has become a familiar and welcome face with audience in Europe and the USA, where his playing has both charmed and thrilled listeners. He has received training in his formative years from, amongst others, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Pt Vishva Mohan Bhatt. Gupta is accompanied by Shahbaz Hussein who is recognised for his exceptional ability on Tabl...