MORNING MUSIC

Nirali Kartik

23-Jan | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Nirali Kartik is a Hindustani classical vocalist from Mumbai. A recipient of the Shreshtha Sadhak Award by the Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academy and the Guru Gangadhar Prashan award, Nirali represents the venerable tradition of Indian Classical music. Her strong dedication to the perfect riyaz, her mellifluous voice coupled with a strong vocal technique, has seen her perform at some of the biggest stages in Indian Classical Music, like Saptak Music Festival, Tana Riri Festival, National Music Festival, Meru Concerts, at the India International Centre and the India Habitat Centre and many more. Nirali Kartik’s was initially mentored by Shri P.G. Shinde and later by Shri Vikas Parikh, one of the foremost disciples of Pandit Jasraj ji. Nirali is developing her technique with Mewati Gharana maestro Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar in Pune.

Saraswati Rajagopalan

Gunijan Sabha Verse 57'

24-Jan | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Vidushi Saraswati Rajagopalan has been acclaimed as one of the leading Veena artists of Carnatic Classical music today. Hailing from a music loving family, she started rendering solo performances from the age of 12. She worked with AIR as a Staff Artist for over 30 years and her concerts have been featured several times in the National Program of Music on AIR, Doordarshan and Akashwani Sangeet Sammelan. She is a Top Grade artist of AIR and is also empanelled in the Outstanding Category of Artists with the ICCR.

In Association with:
Ustad Immamuddin Khan Dagar Indian Music Art and Culture Society, The Dagar Archives, Jaipur

Trayam

25-Jan | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Trayam is a music ensemble made up of classical musicians BC Manjunath, Praveen D. Rao and Varijashree Venugopal. Individually and as a collective, the trio has won numerous awards and has recorded with a range of musicians.
Well-versed in multiple genres, Manjunath is a recipient of the prestigious ‘Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar’- the highest recognition for youth in India given by Central Sangeeth Natak Aakdemi. Venugopal is a vocalist and flautist who dabbles with Indian jazz fusion. Through her journey as a seeker of new sounds and flavours of music, Venugopal has collaborated with artistes such as Lesle Lewis, Hariharan and Louiz Banks. Rao is a multi-instrumentalist, an acclaimed music director and lyricist for Kannada-language songs.

Supriya Nagarajan

26-Jan | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Supriya Nagarajan, the founding member and CEO of Manasamitra, a UK-based arts organisation is a Bombay-born musician who studied Carnatic Vocal music from the age of five. As CEO of Manasamitra, Nagarajan delivers a variety of arts projects and performances from visual arts to music both classical and contemporary alongside artistic interventions in social and community settings. Manasamitra has toured extensively across Europe bringing its unique cultural experience to non-traditional performance spaces in order to engage and inspire new audiences in public spaces. Her latest project has been a multi-faceted exploration of the theme ‘Lullaby’. Inspired during a visit to India where she encountered mothers working in the fields singing lullabies to their infants placed in sling cradles far away and yet soothing them she wanted to explore the connection. Duncan Chapman is a composer and sound artist who regularly works with leading music organisations throughout the world. He has worked for many music festivals and ensembles including the BBC Orchestras, Royal Opera House, Royal Festival Hall and Spitalfields and Aldeburgh Festivals.

Purbayan Chatterjee

27-Jan | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Purbayan Chatterjee is one of the topmost sitar maestros of the world and belongs to the Senia Maihar Gharana founded by Baba Alauddin Khan. His gurus are his father Pandit Parthapratim Chatterjee, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, vocal training from Pandit Ajay Chakraborty and training in tabla from Pandit Arindo Chatterjee. He is a recipient of numerous national awards, the Aditya Vikram Birla Award, the Rotary International Award and many others. His music is inspired by the sound of Pandit Nikhil Banerjee with a contemporary touch of his own urbane sensitivity. He conceptualised the ground-breaking project, Shastriya Syndicate, the first Indian classical band. The album Lehar was released in 2008 and remained a bestseller for a year and a half. He later released the album Stringstruck. Chatterjee regularly collaborates with musicians like Shankar Mahadevan, Ustad Zakir Hussain and the jazz legend Pat Metheny.

Morning Music

Nirali Kartik

23-Jan | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Nirali Kartik is a Hindustani classical vocalist from Mumbai. A recipient of the Shreshtha Sadhak Award by the Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academy and the Guru Gangadhar Prashan award, Nirali represents the venerable tradition of Indian Classical music. Her strong dedication to the perfect riyaz, her mellifluous voice coupled with a strong vocal technique, has seen her perform at some of the biggest stages in Indian Classical Music, like Saptak Music Festival, Tana Riri Festival, National Music Festival, Meru Concerts, at the India International Centre and the India Habitat Centre and many more. Nirali Kartik’s was initially mentored by Shri P.G. Shinde and later by Shri Vikas Parikh, one of the foremost disciples of Pandit Jasraj ji. Nirali is developing her technique with Mewati Gharana maestro Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar in Pune.

Saraswati Rajagopalan

Gunijan Sabha Verse 57'

24-Jan | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Vidushi Saraswati Rajagopalan has been acclaimed as one of the leading Veena artists of Carnatic Classical music today. Hailing from a music loving family, she started rendering solo performances from the age of 12. She worked with AIR as a Staff Artist for over 30 years and her concerts have been featured several times in the National Program of Music on AIR, Doordarshan and Akashwani Sangeet Sammelan. She is a Top Grade artist of AIR and is also empanelled in the Outstanding Category of Artists with the ICCR.

In Association with:
Ustad Immamuddin Khan Dagar Indian Music Art and Culture Society, The Dagar Archives, Jaipur

Trayam

25-Jan | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Trayam is a music ensemble made up of classical musicians BC Manjunath, Praveen D. Rao and Varijashree Venugopal. Individually and as a collective, the trio has won numerous awards and has recorded with a range of musicians.
Well-versed in multiple genres, Manjunath is a recipient of the prestigious ‘Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar’- the highest recognition for youth in India given by Central Sangeeth Natak Aakdemi. Venugopal is a vocalist and flautist who dabbles with Indian jazz fusion. Through her journey as a seeker of new sounds and flavours of music, Venugopal has collaborated with artistes such as Lesle Lewis, Hariharan and Louiz Banks. Rao is a multi-instrumentalist, an acclaimed music director and lyricist for Kannada-language songs.

Supriya Nagarajan

26-Jan | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Supriya Nagarajan, the founding member and CEO of Manasamitra, a UK-based arts organisation is a Bombay-born musician who studied Carnatic Vocal music from the age of five. As CEO of Manasamitra, Nagarajan delivers a variety of arts projects and performances from visual arts to music both classical and contemporary alongside artistic interventions in social and community settings. Manasamitra has toured extensively across Europe bringing its unique cultural experience to non-traditional performance spaces in order to engage and inspire new audiences in public spaces. Her latest project has been a multi-faceted exploration of the theme ‘Lullaby’. Inspired during a visit to India where she encountered mothers working in the fields singing lullabies to their infants placed in sling cradles far away and yet soothing them she wanted to explore the connection. Duncan Chapman is a composer and sound artist who regularly works with leading music organisations throughout the world. He has worked for many music festivals and ensembles including the BBC Orchestras, Royal Opera House, Royal Festival Hall and Spitalfields and Aldeburgh Festivals.

Purbayan Chatterjee

27-Jan | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Purbayan Chatterjee is one of the topmost sitar maestros of the world and belongs to the Senia Maihar Gharana founded by Baba Alauddin Khan. His gurus are his father Pandit Parthapratim Chatterjee, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, vocal training from Pandit Ajay Chakraborty and training in tabla from Pandit Arindo Chatterjee. He is a recipient of numerous national awards, the Aditya Vikram Birla Award, the Rotary International Award and many others. His music is inspired by the sound of Pandit Nikhil Banerjee with a contemporary touch of his own urbane sensitivity. He conceptualised the ground-breaking project, Shastriya Syndicate, the first Indian classical band. The album Lehar was released in 2008 and remained a bestseller for a year and a half. He later released the album Stringstruck. Chatterjee regularly collaborates with musicians like Shankar Mahadevan, Ustad Zakir Hussain and the jazz legend Pat Metheny.