The Indian subcontinent abounds in a variety of musical instruments, and a considerable specialization is displayed in instrumental usage. Instruments present music solos, provide melodic or rhythmic accompaniment, or produce drones. The ninth edition of this two-day festival will showcase four instrumentalists wielding instruments from different categories – string-plucked (sitar), string-bowed (violin & sarangi) and drums-percussion (tabla).
On each day at 6.00 pm, Dr. Suvarnalata Rao will present a pre-event talk on specific instruments presented on the respective days.
Anupriya Deotale (violin)
Sabir Khan (sarangi)
Anupriya Deotale inherited the cultural legacy of her father, a renowned poet, Chandrakant Deotale. Her music has a strong undercurrent of emotionality. An ‘A’ grade artiste of All India Radio, she is equally at ease with Hindustani classical and contemporary music. Having performed widely across many continents, she has many awards and accolades to her credit. Sabir Khan has trained under the guidance of his father, the legendary maestro Sultan Khan and his grandfather, Gulab Khan, in the tradition of Sikar gharana. With an outstanding control over the technique and idiom of sarangi, Khan has accompanied and collaborated with some of the great artists, and today, has an international career, also representing the musical heritage of Rajasthan.
Anubrata Chatterjee (tabla)
Purbayan Chatterjee (sitar)
Nurtured from a tender age, Anubrata Chatterjee had the privilege of learning tabla from stalwarts like Jnan Prakash Ghosh, and his own father, Anindo Chatterjee. Having performed solo as well as provided accompaniment to reputed artistes at some of the most prestigious national and international festivals, Anubrata represents the Farrukhabad gharana. Having won the President of India award at the age of 15 for being the best instrumentalist, today, Purbayan Chatterjee is an accomplished sitar player of international repute. Besides solo classical concerts on sitar, he has designed the DWO, which is a doppelganger of the traditional Indian sitar. Purbayan is also an accomplished vocalist and has several international collaborative projects to his credit.
An NCPA Presentation.