We are very grateful for this opportunity to host an evening of Indian music with great Sarod maestro, a top grade artist from India, Pandit Ranajit Sengupta and Om Prakash Pandey who will accompany him on tabla.
Description of Sarod:
Sarod (or sarode) (सरोद) is a lute-like stringed instrument of India is used mainly in Indian classical music. Along with sitar, it is among the most popular and prominent instruments in Hindustani classical music. Sarod is known for a deep, weighty, introspective sound, in contrast with the sweet, overtone-rich texture of the sitar, with sympathetic strings that give it a resonant, reverberant quality. It is a fretless instrument able to produce the continuous slides between notes.
About Artist :
Pandit Ranajit Sengupta is one of the foremost sarode player and music composer from India. Recently honored as a top grade artist by All India Radio and Television and had received many other prestigious awards in India and abroad. His musical journey began in early age with blessings of great maestros Ustad Dhyanesh Khan and Ustad Aashish Khan of Maihar Senia Gharana. He attended several workshops by Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, a legendary figure in Musical history of India.
He has released more than 30 albums.
Ranajit is currently the principal composer, guest conductor and teacher in the National Youth Orchestra of Indian Music in England and constantly touring around the world with his solo project.
More info: http://www.ranajitsengupta.com/
Om Prakash Pandey:
Tabla player from Varanasi. He completed his master degree in tabla at Banaras Hindu University. Parallel to his formal education, Om Prakash continued to explore his instrument in a traditional way („guru shishya tradition“) under the guidance of maestro Chhote Lal Misra. Since 2003, when he moved to Germany, he started touring with some famous indian musicians, playing on a several world music projects and recording music for 3 movies. Today he lives in Rovinj with his family and works in Yoga centar Sadhana as a tabla player and therapist.