Sabir Khan • Nihar Mehta
04/07/2019 9:30 pm
GIARDINI ACCADEMIA FILARMONICA ROMANA
In the presence of
Adriano Valerio Rossi
SUPRIYO DUTTA voice
SABIR KHAN sarangi
NIHAR MEHTA tabla
Accademia Filarmonica Romana
Nell’ambito della Rassegna Stupore
In collaboration with
Supriyo Dutta , is a distinguished performer in Hindustani Classical vocal music. He has toured extensively in India, Europe, United States of America and Australia.
His proficiency includes KHAYAL , TARANA ( both are traditional classical form of North Indian vocal Music) , THUMRI (songs which are traditional semi classical form of Indian vocal music), BHAJAN & SUFI ( devotional songs ) and also has a rare gift of creating original compositions using various style of world music. He was born to a music loving family where he was initiated into the world of music at the tender age of five . Basic training started under Shri Bidhan Mitra. As a National Scholar-Govt. of India he acquired training under Pandit Ramkrishna Basu, a disciple of Legendary Ustad Ameer Khan of the Indore Gharana. Presently receiving more advanced guidance from Pandit Vijay Kichlu & for Thumri and other semi classicals from Vidushi Subhra Guha.
A recipient of Gold Medal ( M.A.- 1st class 1st in Vocal Music) from the Hon’ble Governor , Supriyo has won quite a few prestigious awards in his musical journey so far. He was awarded scholarship twice from Rabindra Bharati University (during B.A. 2nd Year & M.A. 2nd Year ) ; PRASUN BANDOPADHYA MEMORIAL AWARD – adjudged best performer in INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC YOUNG TALENTS CONFERENCE ; NATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL in Gwalior ; Represented West Bengal in NATIONAL INTEGRATION CAMP ( KERELA ) ; Awarded Gold Medal from SARBO BHARATI SANGEET -O- SANSKRITI PARISHAD.
Blessed with an unique sensitive voice along with innate passion for music as well as constant search for excellence, Supriyo has earned considerable critical acclaim from audiences in India and abroad.
And an empanelled artist of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations ( ICCR ) , he relentlessly strives to be an able ambassador of his art. An active and eloquent crusader of music, he regularly holds training classes and workshops for various levels of students , both in India and abroad. Supriyo has also proved his mettle as a composer. With a view to explore the various facets of his musical versatility he composes on both classical and various styles of World Music. He frequently colaborates with musicians of repute for live performances and composes music for various productions both in India and abroad.
Sabir Kahn (sarangi)
Sabir Khan is the symbol of the sarangi, today, in India. Since the age of 6, he has been trained under the guidance of his father, the legendary Ustad Sultan Khan and his grand-father Ustad Gulab Khan of the Sikar gharana style. Breathtaking, he has already collaborated in his early thirties, with the greatest artists: Zakir Hussain, Kumar Bose, Anindo Chatterjee, Ranjit Barot, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant (Womad 2014), Karsh Kale.
Sabir excels in musical improvisations with sustaining melodic and rhythmic skills framed by the raga form and interpreted in vibrant play by which he renders the “hundred colours” of the sarangi, the sublime and most demanding of instruments. Sabir has opened an exciting new phase for North Indian music and the Rajasthani folk compositions that he inherited from his forefathers. He is much appreciated on the international musical scene.
Nihar Mehta (tabla)
Nihar Mehta is from one of the most important Indian families of philosophers and musicians, and which founded the prestigious “Saptak School of Music”. He has lived in France since 2002, and in 2006 founded the cultural association “Saptak-India”, to promote the diffusion of classical Indian dance and music in Europe, and in particularly in his adopted country, France. The Association has contributed to the creation of many cultural events in France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and the United States. The Association regularly organises meetings and concerts at the Musée Guimet in Paris.