Masters of Indian Classical Music XXV.
Pandit Rajeev Janardan, Sharada Mushti, Devashish Pathak
2400 HUF / in advanced booking: 1900 HUF (the first 100 tickets)
Accompanying programBefore the concert, at 7.15 pm a documentary about Pandit Arvind Parikh with Hungarian subtitles will be screened, after we can listen to this amazing 91-year-old sitar legend’s message to the audience of Trafó.
Pandit Rajeev Janardan - surbahar
It will be the first time when the surbahar – the big brother of the sitar with a deep tonality – can be heard in Hungary. The instrument will be played in the rendering of a genius who will give his first solo concert at Trafó. The surbahar, quite like a huge sitar, is very similar in its tonality to the rudra veena of the Dhrupad style: both instruments are designed to make slow and long flexions. However, the former can also be played in the fast and virtuosic Khyal style.
Rajeev was only 15 years old when he became the soloist of the All India Radio. He follows the Imdad Khani Gharana (school, style), whose main characteristic of playing is the singing-like sounding on both the sitar and the surbahar, which thousand-year-old tradition he enriched with his own unique techniques and feelings. Pandit Rajeev Janardan is one of those few Indian musicians who can easily break through cultural barriers.
Another speciality of the concert is that Rajeev will play on a 100 (!)-year-old antique instrument, which was recently given to him as a present by his Master, who cherished this instrument as a family heritage for a long time and finally found its new worthy owner: Pandit Rajeev Janardan.
Sharada Mushti – rudra veena
Sharada is trained in Dhrupad style as a disciple of Pandit Arvind Parikh, the doyen of Imdadkhani gharana. She is a graded artist of All India Radio and was continuously engaged in many musical genres, in both vocal and instrumental. She is a trained architect and in retrospect sees her journey so far as a preparation in developing an attitude to naturally receive something as sophisticated and simple as the Rudra Veena and Dhrupad. "Architecture and Music, both volumetric and multidimensional crafts, take shape in the artist’s negotiation of rhythm and repetition, space and time, and order and chaos.”
Devashish Pathak - pakhawaj
Devashish started as a discipline of his grandfather the late Pandit Ram Ashish Pathak of Amta Gharana. He is the winner of All India Radio Music Competition, also winner in five different states of Sangeet Natak Academy (Music Academy) competitions.