Nayan Ghosh (Sitar)
Ishaan Ghosh (Tabla)

Saturday August 5 2023, 7:00 PM

Recital Hall
St. Catherine University, St. Paul

About the Artists

Nayan Ghosh

Pandit Nayan Ghosh is one of the most well-known Indian classical musicians today, being the only artiste to have equal mastery over two diverse instruments – the Sitar and the Tabla.  Having performed extensively in India and around the world, he has been one of the important ambassadors of traditional Indian Music for over 50 years now.
Over the decades, besides being a popular soloist, Nayan-ji has performed with master musicians like Ravi Shankar, Vilayat Khan &  Amjad Ali Khan as also world musicians like Terry Riley, Yosuke Yamashita, Kazumi Watanabe, Kidd Jordan & Paul Grant to name a few.
He was awarded the prestigious ‘SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI AWARD’ by the President of India in 2014, the ‘Achievement Award’ by Gray Davis, Governor of California in 1998 and was invited by President Jimmy Carter for a special concert in 2016 and felicitated by the President himself.

Ishaan Ghosh
Ishaan stands out as a front-ranking young Tabla player of India, having received intensive training from his father, the renowned Tabla and sitar maestro, Pandit Nayan Ghosh.

A child prodigy, over the years, he has carved a niche for himself as a full-fledged soloist as well as a co-artiste, having performed with stalwarts like Pt. Jasraj, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Nayan Ghosh, Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Kaushiki Chakraborty Purbayan Chatterjee among several other India & international musicians.

Ishaan has regularly presented his music to audiences in India and the world over at prestigious venues and music festivals which have won him critical acclaim and rave reviews. He was awarded with the ‘Baba Allauddin Khan Yuva Puraskar’ by the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh in 2012, the ‘Achievement Award’ by President Jimmy Carter in 2016, the ‘Rising Star Award’ in 2019 and the ‘Kalashree Samman’ from Govt. of Maharashtra in 2020.

About the Venue:
St Catherine University is located at : 2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

To get to St Catherine University, follow the directions provided here


This concert has been made possible, in part, by voters of Minnesota through grants from The Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  IMSOM's concert series are made possible, in part, by the UHG "United for Giving" program , matching grants from Honeywell, US Bank, 3M, Wells Fargo and Winnebago, generous donations from late Dr V Premanand & Family, generosity of IMSOM's members and donors. Media partners for all IMSOM events are KFAI Radio (90.3 FM/106.7 FM) and

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