Banyan Tree Events is presenting a fusion music concert Milan - Maestros In Harmony, featuring Pt. Rahul Sharma on the santoor and Richard Clayderman on the piano, on 10th October, at the Shilpakala Vedika auditorium.
Rahul Sharma is the son and disciple of santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, and belongs to a family steeped in the tradition of Kashmir. He started learning from a young age, and started accompanying his father in concerts in 1996, at the age of 24. Since then, Rahul has performed in North America and throughout Europe, and at various folk and world music festivals, including WOMAD.
Rahul has collaborated with international musicians like pianist Richard Clayderman and keyboardist Kersi Lord. He released an album The Confluence (2002), which has mostly Indian titles - 6 of them were composed by Rahul himself.
He composed music for the Hindi feature film Mujhse Dosti Karoge
, for which he received the Best Debut - Music Director award at the 2002 Zee Bollywood Music Awards.
Richard Clayderman is a French pianist who has released numerous albums including the compositions of Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint, instrumental renditions of popular music, rearrangements of movie soundtracks, ethnic music, and easy-listening arrangements of popular works of classical music.
Clayderman has recorded over 1,200 melodies, and devotes a lot of his time to performing at concerts, going as far as playing 200 shows in 250 days. He has clocked up worldwide record sales of approximately 70 million, as of 2006, and has 267 Gold and 70 Platinum discs to his credit. He is noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as being "The Most Successful Pianist In The World". He lives and stays in Normandy.
Tickets are priced in various denominations - Rs. 2,000 / Rs. 1,500 / Rs. 1,250 / Rs. 1,000 / Rs. 750 / Rs. 500 & Rs. 300 per head - available at Sangeet Sagar, MG Road; Landmark, Banjara Hills, Landmark, Somajiguda; and Odyssey, Panjagutta. Please contact Banyan Tree Events at 93231-19381 / 3297-2584 for further details.