by Pt. Ashok Pathak & Pt. Anindo Chatterjee.
Friday the 14th October is a date to mark in your calendar! Two of the world class artists of Indian Classical Music will perform in The Hague. They pay tribute to late Pandit Balaram Pathak, the legendary sitar maestro who passed away 25 years ago.
Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, the world renowned tabla maestro, belongs to the top 3 of his generation. We will present him in a unique way which is rare for a concert in Holland! He will play a tabla solo and accompany the eminent Pt. Ashok Pathak. He will perform the finest compositions of the ‘Farrukhabad and Lucknow gharana’. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the master at his best! Anindoji is known for his crisp tonal quality and clarity at high speed. The recipient of the prestigious President’s Award in 1970, Chatterjee became the first tabla player to perform in the House of Commons 20 years later. He performed when U.S. President Barack Obama visited India in November 2010. Chatterjee received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the highest award given to performing artists in India.
Pt. Anindo Chatterjee accompanied Pt. Balaram Pathak on many occasions. Click here for a recording of raag Bhupali in Addha Teentaal. Click here for a tabla preview and Pt. Anindo Chatterjee’s personal invitation!
Pandit Ashok Pathak has fulfilled the role of an ambassador of Indian Classical Music in Europe for the past 35 years. He is the eldest son and disciple of Pandit Balaram Pathak and resides in The Netherlands. He is the torchbearer of the Pathak Gharana, one of the oldest sustained musical lineages that dates back to the 12th century. Pathakji has profound knowledge of traditional compositions and through intensive research he added many new dimensions to the Pathak style of playing. His recitals are known for the deep, meditative alaaps, innovative rhythmic patterns and virtuosity in the execution of ragas. He was selected as the director of Gandharva Ved University by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1991 and currently serves as the director of the renowned Pathak Gharana Academy.
Click here to watch the concert promo and Pt. Ashok Pathak’s personal invitation!
Click here for a recording of raag Sindhu Bhairavi, a duet with his father, Pandit Balaram Pathak.
Visit our gallery to view the photo’s of this concert.
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