ITC Sangeet Research Academy is organizing the ITC Sangeet Sammelan on 4th and 5th October, at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kulapati Munshi Sadan.
ITC's association with music began with the ITC Sangeet Sammelan conducted in Delhi in 1971. This Sammelan also instituted a substantial cash award to be given to one of the oldest living musicians of stature. The Sammelan took Delhi by storm and went on to become an annual rage.
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 to revive and nurture India's rich heritage of Hindustani Classical Music. ITC-SRA was created as an independent Public Charitable Trust. It was modelled as an institution to epitomise the best of Hindustani Classical Music.
The ITC Sangeet Sammelan is held at all major cities across the country.
On October 5th, the second day of the Sammelan at Hyderabad, the following artistes will perform:
Rashid Khan - Vocal
The great-grand-nephew of Ustad Enayat Hussain Khan Sahib, founder of the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana, 1966-born Rashid was tutored under his illustrious great-uncle and guru, the late Padmabhushan Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan. Rashid gave his first performance in 1977 at the age of eleven. He is a recipient of several awards such as Rashtriya Kumar Gandharva Award (2002), Padmashri (2006) and Sangeet Natak Academy Award (2006).
Ronu Majumdar - Flute
Pandit Ranendranath Majumdar, popularly known as Ronu Majumdar, began playing the flute under the guidance of his father Dr. Bhanu Majumdar, Pandit Laxman Prasad Jaipurwale and finally under the revered Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao. Ronuji’s range of achievements includes numerous performances in the world’s most prestigious venues such as The Kremlin, Moscow; The Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels, The Town Hall, Auckland and so on. Ronuji has created a niche for himself in the field of contemporary popular music which is exemplified by his Grammy Nomination in 1996. His name has been associated with international greats such as Pandit Ravi Shankar, ex-Beatle George Harrison, ace guitarist Ry Cooder and several other legends. He has won many prestigious awards such as 'Aditya Vikram Birla Award' (1999), 'Kumar Gandharva Award' (2005-06) and 'Pandit Jasraj Puraskar' (2008).
Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay - Tabla
Initiated into music by his father, Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay was later trained by Pandit Mahadeo Prasad Mishra of the Benaras gharana. A top graded artiste of All India Radio, he has had a brilliant and successful career as a tabla player and is adept both as a soloist and an accompanist. Apart from his performances, he has been associated with prestigious organizations like the Song & Drama Division (Delhi), Faculty of Music & Fine Arts (Delhi University), ITC Sangeet Research Academy and the Amir Khusro Society (Chicago).
Jyoti Goho - Harmonium
He was trained in harmonium playing by Shri Deb Kumar Banerjee. He also has profound knowledge of vocal music in which his mentors were Sanat Banerjee, Biren Bose and Pandit A. Kanan. Shri Jyoti Goho has performed with all the great vocalists of Hindustani classical music, appearing at major music conferences in India and abroad. He is currently a faculty member at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy.
Ramdas Palsule - Tabla
After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Ramdas Palsule developed his career as a tabla player. He is a disciple of eminent tabla player and Guru ‘Taal Yogi’ Pandit Suresh Talwalkar. He is a good soloist as well as versatile accompanist for vocal, instrumental and dance performances. He has traveled widely all over India and abroad. He has accompanied many renowned vocalists, instrumentalists as well as dancers. He is a Guru in the Centre for Performing Arts, University of Pune.
Entry is by invitation only. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Children below the age of 8 years are not allowed.
Please contact 23237825/23230755 for further details.