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Rupam Ghosh and Friends

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

$15 – $20


 
 
Renowned North-Indian violinist Rupam Ghosh will be featured in a fusion concert combining Indian classical music, jazz, and other styles inspired by ragas. The music played will highlight traditional Indian beat patterns in 4,6, 7, 10, and 16.

Rupam Ghosh, violin
Matt Pickart, violin
Ben Wheeler, bass
Sebastian Buhts, tabla

In North Indian classical violin, Rupam Ghosh is the new millennium star.

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

His performances have been broadcasted many times on All India Radio New Delhi & Doordarshan. His first performance abroad was in the U.K in 1997. Since then, he has been giving regular performances in Europe & U.S.A. His performances in the U.S.A over the years, have earned him fame and respect. The mastery in his performances left his audiences spellbound and mesmerized. His popularity soon waded across the Atlantic and reached the shores of Europe, once again, from the continent where he gave his first performance abroad.

Now it was France, the country which always had a strong bond & admiration for Indian Culture. His successful performances and following in France led Mr. Ghosh to set up workshops and 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 the admiration of the Indian Ambassador there. The artist, however, finds his heart in the city as a violin teacher. His city students’ profound & growing interest in Indian Classical music inspires him most.

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