samedi 23 septembre 2017

[InChorus] #4: European Clarinet and Indian Santoor Duet - Alliance française of Delhi

The second season of [InChorus] starts with a concert featuring the collaboration of the French clarinet player Laurent Clouet and the Indian santoor player Abhay Rustum Sopori, two genius of improvisation gathered for a musical journey from the hills of Caucase to the mountains of Kashmir. 
They will be accompanied by Zakir Akhtar Husein on tabla and Rishi Shankar Upadhyay on pakhavaj.


THE ARTISTS

[Laurent Clouet - Clarinet] is a clarinet and saxophone player, exploring a wide range of genres through his travels and meetings with mu­sicians from oral tradition. During the past fifteen years he specialized in music from the Balkan with great masters as Selim Sesler (Turkey), Petar Voinikov (Bulgaria). Manos Achalinotopoulos and Stavros Paz­arentsis (Greece). He is involved in many ensembles such as the Trio Bey.Ler.bey, a group of improvised music from the Balkans.

[Abhay Rustum Sopori - Santoor] is a young santur maestro who belongs to a family of great players from Kashmir, associated with the Sufiana Gharana. His grandfather. Pandit Shamboo Nath Sopori, and his father, Pan­dit Bhajan Sopori, have trained him since a very young age. Abhay has already been awarded several prestigious distinctions and has collaborated with many artists like the prominent conductor Zubin Mehta. 

accompanied by

[Zakir Akhtar Hussain - Tabla] started his training on tabla from his grandfather Late Ustad Mehdi Hussain Khan, from the tradition known as "Farrukhabad Gharana" and later from his father Ustad Akhtar Hasan. He is developing his career as a solo player as well as an accompanist of instrumental music, vocal music and Kathak performances. Zakir holds a MA in Music and graduated in Humanities from Kirorimal College (Delhi University). He is an A Graded approved artist of All India Radio.
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[Rishi Shankar Upadhyay - pakhawaj] learnt from his grandfather, the late maestro Pt. Ramji Upadhyay and his father, the pakhawaj player Pt Ravi Shankar Upadhyay. The art of playing pakhawaj has been a tradition in his family for many generations. Rishi has given several solo and duet performances and also accompanied various reputed artist in India and around the World. He plays regularly with Abhay Rustum Sopori.



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