Anupama Bhagwat and Anil Datar
Anupama Bhagwat (Sitar)
Anil Datar (Tabla)

and Sitar concert

Saturday, May 5, 2001, 7:00 pm


The Saint Paul Student Center Theater,
University of Minnesota, Saint Paul campus

About the artists:

Anupama Bhagwat is a rising young Sitar artist. Born in a musical family, she started learning sitar at the age of nine, under Sri R.N. Verma, an exponent of the Maihar Gharana. Anupama then came under the tutelage of Pandit Bimalendu Mukherjee, a renowned master of the famous Imdadkhani Gharana (and father and teacher of Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee, one of India's finest Sitar players), who taught her the Gayaki (vocal) style of Sitar playing. She has completed the Sangeet Visharad degree and holds a master's degree in music. She received the prestigious Surmani title from the Sur Sringar Samsad in Bombay, and was awarded the National Scholarship for Music from the Ministry of Human Resources Development, India. Anupama has bagged top honors in music competitions across India and has performed to critical acclaim at major music conferences in India and the United States. She resides in Dayton, OH.

Anil Datar is an acclaimed Tabla artist who has been receiving training for several years from Tabla maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, one of India's topmost percussionists. Anil has been performing regularly for classical vocal and instrumental music, dance and light music in the USA. Among the artists of note he has accompanied are Irshad Khan (Sitar) and Ulhas Bapat (Santoor). Anil has been teaching Tabla and conducting workshops and lectures in the midwest USA for the last five years. He has also recorded three CDs accompanying reputed artists of Indian classical music. Anil lives in Chicago, IL.


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