|About the Artists
internationally acclaimed as one of the finest sarod virtuosos
today, has also been called “…one of the world’s most eclectic masters
improvisation.” He completed thirty-seven years of training under the
of India’s legendary sarod master Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, up to the
passing in June 2009. He also performed with Maestro Khan in numerous
in Europe, India, and the United States.
performing classical Indian music with some of India’s finest tabla
(Swapan Chaudhuri, Zakir Hussain and Anindo Chatterjee), Ken has been
vanguard of numerous cultural “crossover” projects. These include the
nominated CD “Diaspora Sefardi” (Hesperion XXI), “India Meets Persia”,
virtuoso Hossein Alizadeh, Modal Tapestry I & II”, (Zuckerman’s
compositions for an ensemble of 14 musicians from diverse traditions),
“Meeting Two Worlds of Modal Music” with the medieval singer, Dominique
Zuckerman was a student of Thomas Binkley, Eugen M. Dombois, Paul
Hopkinson Smith. He is known especially as an expert in the field of
improvisation in medieval music and since 1980 he has taught this
the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. He has made numerous recordings on
lute and sarod (www.kenzuckerman.com).
extensive performance schedule, Ken Zuckerman has directed the Ali
College of Music in Switzerland for 24 years and is also a professor at
Music Conservatory of Basel where he conducts courses in both North
classical music and the music of the Middle Ages.
is an intellectual Tabla Player who has carved a niche for himself at a
very young age. Having achieved Bachelor's degree in engineering,
Ramdas has been recognized as one of the most senior disciples of World
Famous Tabla Maestro Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar. Being an
accomplished soloist as well as a versatile accompanist, he has
performed widely in all the eminent music festivals of India.
Outside India, he has performed practically all over the world
including countries like U.S.A., Canada, Germany, Australia, Africa and
the Gulf Countries.
His Tabla accompaniment ranges from distinguished vocalists to
prominent instrumentalists and also to renowned Kathak dancers of the
country. He has accompanied with almost all the top notch musicians and
dancers of today. Besides performances, Palsule imparts training to the
younger generation of students of Tabla. He is also appointed as a Guru
in the Center for Performing Arts of the University of Pune.
The Cowles Auditorium is
located across the street from the 19th
Ramp, in the Hubert H Humphrey Center, University of MN, West
Bank campus, Minneapolis. The 21st
Ramp is also convenient.
H. Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota, West Bank,
To get to the 19th Ave
- 35W to U of MN exit (Washington Ave
S). East on Washington to Cedar Ave S. South on Cedar Ave S to 3rd St
S. East on 3rd St S 1/ 2 block.
- I94 to Cedar Ave S. North on Cedar Ave S to 3rd St S.
East on 3rd St S 1/ 2 block.
- Washington Ave SE from U of MN east bank. Exit on
Cedar Ave. S. South on Cedar Ave S to 3rd St S. East on 3rd St S 1/ 2