An Enchanting Evening of Hindustani Classical Music on Saturday April 7th 2012 ( between 5 to 7.30 pm )

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  • Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 18:54:43 -0500

Academy of Indian Music (AIM)
 invites all of you
 to a
Sublime Musical Experience

*"An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music" *
*Saturday April 7th, 2012*

 5 to 7.30 pm
AIM Auditorium

Shri. Samarth Nagarkar  ( Vocal )
Accompanied by
 Shri Anirban Roy Chowdhury on Tabla
Ramchandra Joshi on Harmonium

Followed By
 Sarod Virtuoso Ken Zuckerman
Accompanied by
 Shri Anirban Roy Chowdhury on Tabla .

Admission : $15 ( per person )
Children under 10 years is free

*Ariste"s Profiles:*

*Samarth Nagarkar *   is a disciple of *Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar* and *Pandit
Dinkar Kaikini* and a former *Grade A scholar of the ITC Sangeet Research
Academy, Kolkata*. His repertoire encompasses the styles, ragas and
compositions of three prominent gharanas – *Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur*.

He has performed in several noted music festivals and venues in India and
the USA such as the ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Bangalore & Kanpur, Devnandan
Ubhayakar Yuva Sangeet Utsav, Bangalore, Habitat Center, Delhi, N.C.P.A.,
Mumbai, The Ali Akbar College of Music, California and Universities such as
Stanford, Indiana, UT Southwestern and PUS among others.

Most Notable among the awards and accolades he received is the *President’s
Award for 1st prize in the All India Radio National Music Competition, 2000.

A former head of K. K. Kapoor Sangeet Research Academy, Lucknow, Samarth is
also known for his articulate and comprehensive lecture-demonstration and
interactive workshops on Indian Music. Currently based in New York, apart
from concert performances he also teaches vocal music at a few reputed

Known for his authentic, sensitive and traditionally rich approach towards
raagdaari and gayki and described by critics as one of India’s most
promising young artistes, Samarth Nagarkar is believed to be on his way to
becoming one of the foremost torchbearers of the traditions he represents.

*Shri** Ramchandra Joshi* is an accomplished vocalist and harmonium player,
residing in Edison, New Jersey.  He is a Graded Artist At All India Radio
Mumbai India and

  Topped 2 nd in All India, in All India Level music competition held by "
Akashvani" i.e All India Radio (AIR) in 1994 in Light Classical Vocal music

·       Guidance from well known and leading vocalist of Gwalior Gharana *
Dr.Veena** Sahasrabuddhe*based in Pune (India)

·       Initiated in Music at the age of 8 years started learning Indian
classical music from "SangeetMahabharati" mumbai founded by *Late Pt.Nikhil

·       At "Sangeet Mahabharati" trained under *Mrs.Krishna** Mukherjee* who
happens to be disciple of well known exponent "*Begum Parveen Sultana*"

·       Taken Lessons from *Mrs.Sraboni** Mukherjee* in Light Classical
Music like "Thumari","Hori" who is disciple of Well known "Thumari"
exponent "*Mrs** Shobha Gurtu*".

He has performed at various places in India , USA and UK and Switzerland. and
also  Harmonium Solo and Vocal Recitals broadcasted on All India Radio

Kendra from 1994 too 1999.

  *Ken Zuckerman*, internationally acclaimed as one of the finest sarod
virtuosos performing today, has also been called “…one of the world’s most
eclectic masters of improvisation.” He completed thirty-seven years of
training under the rigorous discipline of India’s legendary sarod master
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, up to the maestro’s passing in June 2009. He also
performed with Maestro Khan in numerous concerts in Europe, India, and the
United States.In addition to his extensive performance schedule, Ken
Zuckerman has directed the Ali Akbar College of Music in Switzerland for 24
years and is also a professor at the Music Conservatory of Basel where he
conducts courses in both North Indian classical music and the music of the
Middle Ages.

 *Anirban Roy Chowdhury *..The lineage of Punjab Gharana (Ustad Allah
Rakha, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Yogesh Shamsi). He is a Sangeet Visharad
(Bachelor of Music) in tabla from Bhatkhande Sangeet Mahavidyalaya Lucknow
& Sangeet Nipun (Masters of Music) from Ravindra Bharati University
Kolkatta. Anirban has accompanied several leading classical artistes like
legendary flute Maestro Pandit Hariprasdhad Chaurasia, Rakesh Chaurasia,
Pandit Dinkar Kaikani Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya, Grammy Winner Pandit
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Grammy Nominee Mrs. Chandrika Tandon and light vocal
artistes like Anup Jalota and Pankaj Udas. Aniban has also been regularly
composing rhythms for famous Bollywood composer Jatin- Lalit.
*Shri. Anirban Roy Chowdhury is a faculty at Academy of Indian Music (AIM)
and teaches Tabla.*

With Warm Regards

Academy of Indian Music( AIM)
Tel: 908 222 0111
Fax: 908 222 0051

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