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2015
Pt Tarun Bhattarcharya, Pt. Sandip Bhattacharya
Sunday 29 March 2015 15.30 tot 17.00 Anna Yogacenter Arnhem
12,- reservation: 0645 241 487 or Anna Yogacenter


 

Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya - Santoor
Pt. Sandip Bhattacharya - Tabla
Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya - Odissy dance

 

The concert begins with traditional indian classical instrumental music with two indian maestro's on santoor and tabla - Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya and Pt. Sandip Bhattacharya. Later the performance will conclude with Odissy Dance by Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya together with santoor and tabla.

 

Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya:
India’s Global Music Ambassador - Santoor Maestro Pt Tarun Bhattacharya is a pioneering and revolutionary musician who has changed the face of Indian classical music, he is an unparalleled music ambassador of India. A disciple of the legendary Bharat Ratna Late Pt. Ravi Shankar! Panditji is one of the most celebrated torch bearers of Indian classical music. 

 

In 1980 he displayed for the first time ever that one could `meend` or glide notes at the lower octave in a hammered instrument like Santoor. He is also the inventor of "mankas" or fine tuners that help in the tuning of this 100 stringed instrument fast, with a long lasting effect and a very high degree of accuracy. His innovative techniques of playing the Santoor also facilitates in the playing of Krintans, Ekharatans, Boltans broadening the utility of the Santoor in various traditional form of art.
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Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya - Odissi dance
Daughter of a dancer mother and learned philosopher & saintly father, Sanchita has inculcated the ethos and training of Odissi dance from the age of 2 1/2 by her mother. Later she was trained by Guru Maya Dhar Raut and legend Guru Kelu Charan Mahapatra. She also learned about the theoretical background of the dances from Dr. D.N.Pattanaik.

 

Apart from being an exponent of Odissi par excellence, she has taken this form to the global arena.  Sanchita is also an enthralling Odissi lecturer and orater, a choreographer with creative originality, a researcher and thinker, a social activist and a humanist to the core.  Her projects and choreography all speaks of social, humanitarian or women oriented issues. 

 

Sanchita is the founder of Sanchitaa Odissi Dance Foundation in Kolkata (India) and in USA. 

 


Sandip Bhattacharya is a prominent name among Indian music lovers. He was born and raised in India's oldest cultural and holy center, Benares.

Since early childhood Sandip was in close contact with several celebrated performers of Indian classical music, such as Pandit Anokhelal Misra, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Pandit Kishen Maharaj, Pandit Mahadev Misra, Pandit Samta Prasad and many others. They shaped his musical thinking. While some of these masters taught him the essence and details of the Indian classical tradition, others, such as Pandit Ravi Shankar, inspired him to explore new musical fields.

 

Sandip has performed and recorded Indian classical music alongside many of its greatest exponents, including Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Prabha Atre, Pandit V.G. Jog, Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, Lakshmi Shankar, Shujaat Hussain Khan, and many others. He has played on all important festivals, also jazz and world music festivals.

Sandip is also known as a vocalist with a beautiful voice.
http://www.sandip-tabla.com

 

 

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Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya:
India’s Global Music Ambassador- Santoor Maestro Pt Tarun Bhattacharya is a pioneering and revolutionary musician who has changed the face of Indian classical music, he is an unparalleled music ambassador of India. A disciple of the legendary Bharat Ratna Late Pt. Ravi Shankar ! Panditji is one of the most celebrated torch bearers of Indian classical music.

 

He has virtually traversed the globe-performing in some of most awe inspiring venues as Royal Albert Hall, Palace-de-Beaux (Brussels), Theater- De-La-Viile (France), Apollo Theatre (Spain), Jubilee Auditorium (Canada), Kremlin (Russia). The mesmerized list of admirers include Prince Charles, George Harrison, Paolo Solaris and many more respected figures across the Globe.

 

In 1980 he displayed for the first time ever that one could `meend` or glide notes at the lower octave in a hammered instrument like Santoor. He is also the inventor of "mankas" or fine tuners that help in the tuning of this 100 stringed instrument fast, with a long lasting effect and a very high degree of accuracy. His innovative techniques of playing the Santoor also facilitates in the playing of Krintans, Ekharatans, Boltans broadening the utility of the Santoor in various traditional form of art.

 

AWARDS
1. Best Critic Award – Germany
2. Pre Grammy Nomination-1997
3. 'Excellence in World Music' from Music of the World - USA
4. Mahakal Samman – Madhya Pradesh., India
5. Surrender Paul Award - Kolkata, India
6. Bhakti Kala Khetra Award - Iskcon, India
7. Jadu Bhatt Award - Kolkata, India
8. Pt. Monmohan Bhatt Special Achievement Award - New Delhi, India
9. Vishnu Pad Alankaran Samman - Gaya, India
10. 39th Bhaskar Rao Music Festival Felicitation- Chandigarh, India
11. Felicitation at Schweinfurt Rotary Club- Germany
12. Vocational Excellence Award -Rotary International District 3291, India
13. Sutanati Parishad Felicitation- Calcutta, India
14. Rotary Peace & Goodwill Ambassador- Rotary Club of Calcutta Metro City
15. Felicitation at National University, USA
16. Felicitation at University of North Texas, USA
17. Felicitation at Harvard University
18. Felicitation at MIT, Boston, USA
19. Felicitation at Browning University, Boston, USA
20. Felicitation at Duke University, USA
21. Felicitation at North CarolinaUniversity, USA
22. Felicitation at University of Virginia, USA
23. Felicitation at Illinois University, USA
24. Felicitation at Yale University, USA
25. Felicitation at University of Champagne, USA

 

 

ALBUMS
In addition to working with Shankar on albums such as Inside The Kremlin and Chants of India Maestro Tarun Bhattacharya has released over 100 CDs and Cassettes. He has been the recipient of numerous felicitations like pre Grammy nomination in 97, excellence in world music USA, and his CD "Kirwani" has been acclaimed as the top 10 in the world.
More details can be found in www.santoormaestro.com.