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Born in 1956, Pandit Nayan Ghosh is an artiste
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. He also received invaluable
guidance from his father’s Guru, the ‘Mt.
Everest of Tabla’ Ustad Ahmed Jan Thirakwa.
Nayan’s elder uncle was the legendary and
pioneer flautist Pandit Pannalal Ghosh, the
‘Father of North Indian classical flute’. Since
the 1990’s he has also received additional
guidance in sitar from the eminent sarod maestro
Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta..
Over the last four decades, Nayan Ghosh has
travelled extensively presenting Sitar and Tabla
concerts both in India and the capital cities of
Europe, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand,
South-East Asia, the Far East and North Africa.
His performances at the prestigious
International Music Festivals of Helsinki,
Bratislava, Rome, Barcelona, Murcia, Athens, the
World Music Festivals of Seattle, Chicago,
Estonia, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New
York among several others have been highly
acclaimed. He has delivered lectures and taught
at renowned institutions like Emory University
in Atlanta, Kent State University in Cleveland,
University Of Washington in Seattle, University
of Colorado in Boulder, the Lausanne
Conservatory in Switzerland and such other
Nayan Ghosh has been conferred with the
prestigious Central Sangeet Natak Akadami Award
(2014), for his contribution in the field of
Hindustani instrumental music - TABLA. He is
also the recipient of the Achievement Award
1998, at the hands of the Lt. Governor of
California, Gray Davis for his contribution in
promoting Indian music in the West.
Presently, Nayan Ghosh heads Sangit Mahabharati,
one of India’s premier music education and
research institutions and has been imparting
advanced training to numerous young aspiring
musicians. He also is a Distinguished Guest
Professor at IIT-Bombay, offering training in
Sitar, Tabla, Vocal music and Musicology.
(Biography Sourced from http://www.nayanghosh.in
Young Ishaan is among the most promising artists
in next generation of musicians. Born in
2000, he is the son and disciple of Nayan Ghosh.
He has, with his father traveled all over
the globe including:Over 20 U.S States, Canada,
Mexico, Switzerland, France, Spain and cities
all over India. Has performed in some of the
most prestigious Concert Halls including: The De
Paul Concert Hall Chicago, Indianapolis Museum
of Art, The Preston Bradley Hall Chicago,
Riojaforum Logrono, Spain.
|About the Venue:
Community College is located at : 9700 France Avenue
South, Bloomington, MN 55431
To get to
Normandale Community College, follow the
directions provided here
Fall 2018 Concert Series has been made
possible, in part, by the UHG “Dollars for
Doers” Grant, matching grants from Honeywell
and US Bank, generous donation from the Dr.
Dash Foundation, Sandhya Joshi and Gopal
Sadagopal, and the generosity of its members
and donors. All concerts are co-sponsored by
KFAI Radio (90.3 FM Mpls/106.7 FM St Paul).
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