"A Musical Dialogue ”
‘SAMVAAD’ - a project of Shri Abhisek Lahiri is an amalgamation of three musicians of different streams coming together to present a unified concept of traditional Indian instrumental and vocal music. The live concerts of Samvaad will include solo/duo as well as trio performances.
Abhisek Lahiri – Sarod
Somdatta Chatterjee – Vocal
Ishaan Ghosh – Tabla
Saturday 6 April 2024 at Bimhuis – 20.30 HRS
Piet Heinkade 3 1019 BR, Amsterdam
Abhisek Lahiri, one of the youngest President Award Winning "A" grade Sarod artist of All India Radio and National Television has created his own unique style of playing the Sarod and has achieved innumerable accolades across the globe. He has been thoroughly trained under his eminent father and guru Pandit Alok Lahiri primarily in Maihar Gharana with the confluence of other gharanas from a very tender age in the Gurukul system.
Abhisek started performing in public at an early age of 11 years though he got his first break in national level in 1997 when he was invited by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia to play at "Saath Saath Festival" and that year he also gave his debut performance abroad in the Netherlands at the "World Kinder Festival”.
Somdatta Chatterjee, was born in a musical family and has been primarily trained under the guidance of her father Shri Subhasish Chatterjee . From a very tender age she has been brought up in a musical atmosphere which helped her when she went on to take further lessons from the renowned vocalist and veteran guru of Agra Gharana, Vidushi Subhra Guha. Somdatta has performed outstandingly in countless competitions domestically and internationality, including winning the prestigious Dover Lane Music Competition.
Ishaan Ghosh, stands out as a front-ranking young tabla player of India, having received intensive training from his father, the renowned Tabla and Sitar maestro, Pandit Nayan Ghosh. Over the years, he has carved a niche for himself as a full-fledged soloist as well as a co-artiste, having performed with stalwarts like Pt. Jasraj, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Nayan Ghosh, Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Kaushiki Chakraborty, Purbayan Chatterjee & Rakesh Chaurasia among several other Indian & International musicians.