NAAD Present and Future

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival London, England, UK
Festival Contact Information

Tejaswini Gharfalkar, Director, NAAD Arts Ltd.

Festival Description

In line with its mission of keeping alive the tradition of Indian Classical Music & Dances, NAAD is organizing this Present & Future series where young & talented artists are given an opportunity to showcase their talent as ‘solo’ performers alongside established artists.

Festival Dates June 18, 2011

Festival Events:

Programming 2011:
  • Present
    This is one of those rare opportunities to listen to the duet (jugalbandi) between two maestros of Sitar & Santoor. Pt. Sanjay Guha on Sitar & Ustad Kiranpal Singh on Santoor. Accompanying them on Tabla is Pt. Rajkumar Misra.
    • Sitar & Santoor Duet by Pt. Sanjay Guha & Ustad Kiranpal Singh Pt. Sanjay Guha, a disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar & Pt. Deepak Choudhary, is a distinguished sitar artist from the Senia Maihar Gharana & is known for reviving traditional compositions. A performer par excellence, he is a very talented composer and a dedicated teacher.
    • Ustad Kiranpal Singh
      Singh is a world class santoor player and one of the leading disciples of Santoor Virtuoso Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma. He has gained respect and admiration for his virtuoso performances & for his mastery of the advanced techniques of the instrument, combined with a creative flair and spontaneous imagination.
  • Future
    • Hindustani Vocal Solo performance by Radha Mehta
      Radha Mehta is a senior disciple of Chandrima Misra of the Patiala Gharana. She is a very talented & an upcoming Hindustani vocalist. Accompanying her on tabla is Pt. Rajkumar Misra & on harmonium is Dinesh Venkateswaran.
    • Tabla Solo performance by Parth Gharfalkar
      Parth is a disciple of Pt. Rajkumar Misra of Jaipur Gharana. He began his tabla training in India, under the tutelage of Pt. Pankaj Naik of Punjab Gharana at the age of 6. This is his debut solo performance & he will be playing an array of traditional compositions. Accompanying him on Sarangi is Ustad Surjeet Singh.


Practical Info:

  • Bhavan Centre
    4A Castletown Road
    West Kensington,
    London W14 9HE
Tickets 2011:
  • Prices: £8 & £10
  • Box Office Phone +44 020 7381 3086, or +44 020 7381 4608
  • NAAD Contact: +44 07950797221


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