1 - 5 February 2024 | Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur
Endowed with a wholly original, melodious and rich voice, Kalapini Komkali is widely recognised as one of the finest classical vocalists of the younger generation. She is the daughter and disciple of the legendary Pandit Kumar Gandharva and the illustrious Vidushi Vasundhara Komkali. Not only did Komkali learn from her distinguished parents, but she also inherited a capacity for creativity and reflection. Committed to the promotion of art, she organises music festivals to bring together major scholars and performers as well as young artists. She is also an active trustee of the Kumar Gandharva Sangeet Academy.
Celebrating the Birth Centenary of Pandit Kumar Gandharva
Phil Scarff a pioneer in North Indian classical music on soprano saxophone, showcases his versatility with performances in India and abroad alongside legends like Ronu Majumdar. Priyank Krishna, an acclaimed Indian classical saxophonist, holds the prestigious 'A' grade from All India Radio and has mesmerised audiences worldwide at festivals like Taj Mahotsav and Dranouter Festival. Pandit Anoop Banerjee, a tabla virtuoso of Faukhabad Gharana, has shared stages with renowned artists and earned accolades such as Taal Mani from Sur Singar Samsad, enriching the global music scene with his rhythmic mastery
Fascinated by the idea of combining the sounds and traditions of classical Indian ragas with western classical music, pianist Lisa Maria Schachtschneider, sitarist Rohan Dasgupta and the tabla artist and composer Udai Mazumdar joined forces to create a completely new listening experience creating the "Trio One World". The name of the trio stands for a fusion of Western and Eastern instruments, the collaboration of musicians from different continents and the awareness of a global sense of togetherness and shared global responsibility.
Supported by the Embassy of Switzerland
Vidushi Kamala Shankar is the first woman Indian classical slide guitarist, who is a renowned performer at Hindustani Classical Music recitals, both in India and abroad. Shankar has developed her own unique style of playing the guitar by blending gayaki and tantrakari ang (instrumental technique) with an in-depth knowledge of playing this specialised guitar. She has been conferred the ‘Kumar Gandharva Samman’ 2009 by the Government of Madhya Pradesh and Sangeet Nataka Akademi Samman by the Uttar Pradesh Government in 2013. She has been under the tutelage of Guru Padma Vibhushan Pt. Chhannulal Mishra Ji (Kirana Gharana) of Varanasi.
Supported by Utsad Imamuddin Khan Dagar, Indian Music Art & Culture Society
Saptak Chatterjee, a third-generation artist in Hindustani Classical Music, trained under his father, Pt. Sarathi Chatterjee, and grandfather, Pt. Arun Kumar Chatterjee. A Hansraj College alumnus, he pursued Audio Engineering at Sri Aurobindo Center for Arts. A CCRT and Ministry of Culture scholarship recipient, he received the Youth Award from Delhi University. An ICCR empaneled artist with an A grade at All India Radio, he's performed globally. Beyond classical music, he's a renowned music director and producer, with two studio albums, showcasing a blend of tradition and innovation.