Kaushiki Chakraborty on Hindustani Vocals ,,,,,,Ustad Fazal Quresh on Tabla,,,,,Purbayan Chatterjee on Sitar
Rakesh Chaurasia on Flute,,,,Gino Banks on Drums,,,,Sangeet Haldipur on Piano,,,,,Rickraj Nath on Guitar
Venue:The Music Academy, Chennai*****Day: Friday, November15,2019*****Time:6:30 PM onwards
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About HCL Concerts:
The conservation and promotion of India’s art and cultural heritage is very close to HCL’s heart. To this end, HCL has been organizing HCL Concerts for over 21 years, dedicated to nurturing and promoting the glorious legacy of Indian classical performing arts. Concerts under the umbrella of HCL Concerts are organized in India at Delhi NCR, Lucknow, Nagpur, Madurai and Chennai and in the US at New York regularly throughout the year.
Over the years, HCL Concerts has evolved into a unique platform for the exceptionally talented veterans as well as upcoming artists – be it dancers, vocalists or instrumentalists. Over 600 artists have graced this platform and have contributed towards reinvigorating the Indian classical performing arts. While there have been spellbinding performances by legends such as Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, HCL Concerts has also provided a platform for the new age maestros such as Purbayan Chaterjee, Kaushiki Chakraborty and Rakesh Chaurasia.
Kaushiki Chakraborty: Kaushiki hails from Bengal and is one of the leading female vocalists of India. She is known to be ‘the next big phenomenon in Hindustani music’. She is the daughter of veteran vocalist, Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty.
Ustad Fazal Qureshi:
Born in a family of Tabla players, Ustad Fazal Qureshi is the son of late Ustad Alla Rakha. His acute sense of rhythm and understanding of Carnatic music, have given him a chance to perform with vidhwans such as U. Srinivas, T. N. Krishnan, M. S. Gopalakrishnan and Dr Bala Murli Krishna. His Sweden based group ‘Mynta’ has been performing widely all over the world at various Jazz and World Music Festivals. He has been performing for 35 years and is in charge of the Ustad Alla Rakha Institute of Music, started by his father.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Gino has been playing the drums since he was eight years old and took it up seriously at the age of 15. He is the son of Louiz Banks, India’s legendary Jazz pianist and composer. He toured Australia and China with his fathers’ Indo-Jazz fusion band Sangam, playing percussion instruments when he was just nine years old. Gino is a versatile musician, and this trait leads him to perform and record with artists and bands of all types of genres.
Purbayan is considered as one of the finest Sitar players in Indian Classical music and has attained an extraordinary place for himself among the musicians and music lovers around the world. Purbayan belongs to the famous Senia Maihar Gharana, the school established by musical genius Baba Allauddin Khan, the guru of such stars as Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (He also studied with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan). He is also known as a multifaceted musician.
The nephew of flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Rakesh has a famous name to live up to. Amongst the most promising musicians of the second generation, Rakesh has carved a niche for himself, as an accomplished flautist. Incorporating the tradition of his renowned uncle and infusing his style, he has evolved a style which while maintaining the purity of the flute manages to capture the attention of the young listeners too. The most accomplished of his uncle’s disciples, however, shows all the promise to carry the Chaurasia legacy to new heights.
He is one of the finest keyboard players and young music composers of India. He is the son of famous violinist and composer Amar Haldipur. He was one of the members of the Channel V mixed pop-star band “AASMA”. He has learnt various genres of music like jazz, Indian and western classical. He has composed music for various prominent Hindi as well as Marathi movies. Some of his hit songs are from films like Murder 2 (2011), Blood Money (2012), Aatma (2013), Hai Raahi Car Ke (2013), Love Games (2016) and Raaz Reboot (2016). He has also done albums and live concerts across the globe.