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Deepsankar Bhattacharya & Suman Sarkar
Saturday 01 November 2014 20.00 Anna Yogacenter Arnhem
12,- reservation: 0645 241 487 or Anna Yogacenter


Deepsankar Bhattacharya - sitar

Suman Sarkar - tabla





"Sur-Moni” Deepsankar, a young sitarist born in the year 1986, is 5th generation sitarist of his Enlightened Musical Family. He started his musical career from his tender age under the guidance of his Father Pandit Hara Shankar Bhattacharya and also receiving lessons from his dadaguru Padmabhusahan Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan Sahab. He is the torch bearer of JAFFERKHANI BAZZ (Indore Gharana). His mother Smt.Parul Bhattacharya was the Disciple of Late Pandit A.T.Kanan. Deepsankar Performed at various Concerts in India and abroad including New York, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and many other places"




Suman Sarkar, comes from a family where music has been an integral part of his family tradition. His father Late Sri Santosh Kumar Sarkar, himself was a vocalist as well as a music teacher, composer and performer. He first introduced Suman to the discipline of the Tabla. Later Suman went through intensive training under the tutelage of Sri Surhit Chakraborty a direct disciple of Ustad Habibuddin Khan of Ajrara Gharana and Ustad Garni Khan of Delhi Gharana.

Suman proved already a promising tabla player, when he first performed, at a function in Calcutta in early 80s. After that, rigorous riyaz and proper guidence from his Guru has helped him to build his professional career as a tabla player. He has accompanied many noted musicians like Ustad Nishat Khan, Prof. Subroto Roy Chowdhury, Dhruba Ghosh, Partha Bose, Lakxmi Shankar and many others.

He first toured Europe In 1992 and gave a performance at the German Indian Society Darmstadt, Germany. Since then he has successfully toured Europe at regular intervals and performed at major cities in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland. He was invited several times by the Austrian Cultural Ministry to give lecture demonstration at primary and secondary schools in Innsbruck, Austria. He has also Performed several times for the German and Freanch National Radio & Television. He was a visiting Tabla teacher at Clic Music (Sangeet School of India Music) in Brussels. Suman is presently teaching tabla and holding workshops in Brussels, Belgium and Stuttgart, Germany.