Stichting Naad and Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ present:

Pandit Nayan Ghosh with ARAJ

Nayan Ghosh - Sitar
Ishaan Ghosh - Tabla
S. Akash - Flute
Mehtab Ali Niazi - Sitar
Vanraj Shastri - Sarangi
Pratik Singh - Vocals & Tabla

Venue: Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Date: Saturday, 19 September 2020

Pandit Nayan Ghosh is an artist with a unique musical dimension. He is acclaimed worldwide for being the only maestro with a superlative command on two diverse instruments – the Tabla and the Sitar. Artistic brilliance, rich repertoire and a magnificence of tone are the hallmarks of his performances. Having received intensive and extensive training in tabla, sitar and vocal from his illustrious father, the renowned tabla maestro and guru, Padmabhushan Pt. Nikhil Ghosh, Nayan Ghosh is respected among musicians and loved by discerning listeners alike for his innate artistry and emotive musical depth in his performances.

ARAJ is an Indian classical collaboration conceptualized by Ishaan Ghosh and is a group of exceptionally gifted young North Indian classical musicians. The ensemble will present traditional Indian classical music coupled with contemporary flair and brilliance.

Ishaan Ghosh stands out as one of the front-ranking tabla payers in the younger generation of the India’s classical music scene. He is the grandson of one of the most acclaimed tabla maestros of the 20th century, Late Padmabhushan Pt Nikhil Ghosh and the son and disciple of the internationally renowned Tabla and Sitar stalwart Nayan Ghosh. Ishaan gave his first tabla recital at the age of two and a half.

One of the most vibrant young flutists of India, S. Akash has been a child prodigy and trained under flute exponents like the late Venkatesh Godkhindi and Ronu Majumdar. Currently, he is studying with vocalist Jayateerth Mevundi. Musical virtuosity and intense melodiousness are some of his hallmarks which have made him an extremely sought after flutist in India.

Hailing from a traditional family of musicians, young Mehtab Ali represents the illustrious ‘Bhendi Bazar Gharana’ of music and received guidance from his sitarist father, Mohsin Ali Khan. He is a promising figure in the field of Indian instrumental music. His flourish and flair for the instrument is indeed praiseworthy.

A multifaceted young artist, Pratik Singh is equally gifted in vocal music and the tabla. One of the most promising disciples of Maestro Nayan Ghosh, his natural artistry, colorfulness in vocal music and command over rhythm, makes him stand out among today’s young artistes of India.

Young sarangi virtuoso Vanraj Shastri has an exceptional command on this exquisite instrument. He has honed his skill under the tutelage of sarangi wizard Dhruba Ghosh and is currently a disciple of Maestro Nayan Ghosh. He has received appreciation for his achieving outstanding musical skill on the sarangi in a short span of time.