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Rupam Ghosh and Friends

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$15 – $20


 
 
In North Indian Classical violin Rupam Ghosh is the new millennium star. He will be featured in a fusion concert with violinist Matt Pickart, tabla player Sebastian Buhts, and possibly one or two others.

Rupam Ghosh began to learn violin from the age of 9 under the tutelage of proclaimed violinist Prof. Robin Ghosh. From the beginning he proved his competency. Rupam started performing at a tender age of 14. Rupam was awarded by Calcutta University as a young artist in the year 1981-82. His days as a student in Rabindra Bharati University brought him close to renowned musicians like Smt. Shishirkona Dhar Chowdhury, the then Dean of Fine Arts Faculty, and Ustad Dhyanesh Khan. His musical journey brought him close to the living legend, world renowned Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. From 1993 to till now he has devoted his entire soul to Ustadjee, his Guru, and presently is also under the guidance of Dr. Pradip Kumar Chakraborty, one of the senior most disciples of Bharatratna Pandit Ravi Shankar.

His performances were broadcasted many times by All India Radio New Delhi & Doordarshan. His first performance abroad was in the U.K in 1997. From then till now he has been giving regular performances in Europe and in the U.S.A. His performances in the U.S.A. over the years earned him fame & respect. The mastery in his performances left his audiences spellbound & mesmerized. His popularity soon waded across the Atlantic and reached the shores of Europe, once again, the continent where he gave his first performance abroad. Now it was France, a country which always had a strong bond & admiration for Indian Culture. His performance was followed by a huge fan following. So much was the impact that the artist was convinced to set up workshops & lecture demonstrations in various colleges across France. From there he traveled to other parts of Europe. He was rightly invited to perform at the Indian Embassy in Berlin. His performances in Copenhagen, Denmark, earned admiration of the Indian Ambassador there. The artist, however, finds his heart in the city as a violin teacher. He still finds his city’s student’s profound and growing interest in Indian Classical music.

Details

Date:
October 11
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$15 – $20

Venue

The Focal Point
2720 Sutton Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63143 United States
Website:
thefocalpoint.org