There are 2 categories of music lovers in Hyderabad - those who missed yesterday's concerts and those who did not. Here's an attempt to merge them.
ITC Limited, in association with the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, is organising a Hindustani vocal recital by Arun Bhaduri, on 19th November, at Ravindra Bharathi. Arun Bhaduri will be accompanied by Samar Saha on the tabla and Ajay Joglekar on the harmonium.
Arun Bhaduri is an artiste of great depth and vision, with a deep and sonorous voice. Born in Murshidabad, he was initially tutored by Mohammed A Daud and later by Mohammed Sagiruddin Khan. His talent won him a place at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a musician scholar, where he received training from Ustad Ishtiaq Hussain Khan of the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana.
Encouraged by Padmabhushan Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh who taught him both classical and light classical music, he became aware of the nuances in lyrics. In his pursuit of musical excellence, he has been greatly influenced by Ustad Amir Khan and imbibed the Ustad's aesthetic qualities. Bhaduri has combined all these styles to create one of his own.
An acclaimed composer of Bengali songs and bhajans, Bhaduri is a top grade radio and television artist, and has performed at innumerable concerts in India and abroad. He has to his credit a number of cassettes and CDs including some on music lessons released by the West Bengal State Music Academy. Bhaduri is currently a Guru at ITC Sangeet Research Academy.
Samar Saha is known for his dexterity and rare musicianship. He was trained initially by his father Sudhangshu Bhushan Saha and his elder brother Tarak Saha. Later he received extensive taalim from Satchidananda Goswami before becoming a disciple of Krishna Kumar Ganguly (Natu Babu) of the Benaras gharana.
A much sought-after soloist as well as an accompanist, he has participated in all the prestigious music festivals in India and overseas, accompanying vocalists and instrumentalists alike. He has been a full-time faculty member of ITC Sangeet Research Academy since its inception. He has been encouraging young performers by organising concerts and awarding scholarships through the non-governmental organisation called Sangeet Piyasi.
Ajay Joglekar has had a natural flair for the harmonium since the early age of 10. Dedication and practice resulted in an individual style and technique. He is currently being trained by renowned harmonium player Pandit Tulsidas Borkar. He has accompanied many well-known musicians like Pandit Jasraj, Kishori Amonkar and Ustad Zakir Hussain to name a few.
Besides accompanying leading vocalists, tabla players and dancers, Ajay is also establishing himself as a composer and arranger. He has performed at several prestigious venues in India and also in the USA, Australia, South America & several countries in the Middle East.
ITC Limited established the prestigious ITC Sangeet Research Academy (ITC-SRA) in 1978 with the objective of preserving and promoting Hindustani Classical Music. ITC-SRA has played a major role in reviving and nurturing India's rich heritage of Hindustani Classical Music.
Please contact N P Raju at 98494-92050 for further details.