Great teachers from India impart the art of classical singing and tabla to UK students

Great teachers from India impart the art of classical singing and tabla to UK students

Following the success of the 2008 trial, the Asian Music Circuit is delighted to welcome Pt Ulhas Kashalkar, Purnima Chaudhuri and Pt Suresh Talwalkar to teach at the second Asian Music Winter School in London on October 31 and November 1, 2009 at the Asian Music Centre.

At a time when some people are thinking that the great traditions of classical music in India are dying, outstanding vocalists like Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar and Purnima Chaudhuri travel to London to pass on the very best of the great art of Indian music to local students.

Pt.Ulhas Kashalkar, described as ‘the musicians’ musician’ by the Indian Financial Express, is a noted resident guru at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy and has nurtured many students of high caliber.

Purnima Chaudhuri is considered today as one of the finest exponents of the beautiful art of thumri and a fine teacher.

Pt. Suresh Talwalkar believes that the “Guru Shishya Parampara” (the passing down of knowledge through successive generations) is the soul of Indian classical music and he is an ardent follower of the same principle. As a guru, his teaching abilities and expertise are unmatched.
 He counts among his disciples, some of the best tabla players of the new generation.

Beginners attending the Winter School will have the benefit of being with great exponents of their art, while more advanced students will gain substantially from such a rarely available opportunity.

The Winter School will be held at the Asian Music Centre and at the adjacent Tech Music Schools, the two leading institutions in West London dedicated to the art of musical teaching!

The Winter School teachers will also be performing at the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on Friday 30 October 09 at 07.45pm ( or phone: 0871663 2500).

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Region: All
Start Date: 31/10/2009
End Date: 01/11/2009
Start Time: 10:00 to 17:00
Venue: Asian Music Centre
Venue Address: 1-2 Bradford Road, off Warple Way, Acton, London
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
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Name: Sara Bigatti
Phone: 020 8742 9911