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Eccezionale concerto di Musica classica indiana con il sarodista di Calcutta Saugata Roy Chowdhury  e Ciro Montanari alla Tabla. Occasione unica per ascoltare il suono del Sarod, singolare strumento a corde originario dell’Hindustan, raramente presente in concerto nel nostro Paese.

Locandina Ciro-17 maggio

 

BIOGRAFIE SUONATORI

Sougata Roy Chowdhury

Sougata Roy Chowdhury is considered to be among the most talented sarod players of his generation.
Born in 1973 in a Bengali artistic family, Sougata grew up in Shantiniketan. His father, Prof. Sarbari Roy Chowdhury, is an eminent sculptor and also a great music connoisseur, with one of the most precious collections of Indian classical music in India today. Sougata’s mother, Smt. Ajanta Roy Chowdhury, is an Indian classical vocalist of the Agra Gharana since her young age.
Sougata started to learn sarod at the age of 10 with Ustad Dyanesh Khan, son of the great Sarod maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. His Guru (teacher) taught
him the technique of sarod, discipline in music, and compositions in different Ragas, for about 9 years, until his guru’s untimely sudden death at age 45.
After that, Sougata continued his learning with Dhyanesh Khan’s elder brother, Ustad Aashish Khan, for some time. Over the past 17 years, Sougata has been studying with Pandit Santosh Banerjee, a well-respected sitar and surbahar player living in Kolkata, who is one of the main disciples of Ustad Md.Dabir Khan, the last descendent of the Miyan Tansen family. Pandit Santosh Banerjee has given him rigorous training in various Ragas and in the refined aesthetics of Indian classical music, all of which has allowed Sougata to develop into the mature musician he is today.
Sougata has always been a devotee of the sarod Maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and admired him as a ‘God of knowledge’, because of the way the late Ustad opened the spiritual way of his musical practice.
Experience:
In 1994, Sougata gave his first solo performance.
He received a B.A and M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology from
Visva-Bharati University in Santiniketan.
He also received a prestigious degree in Indian Classical music from Prachin Kaka Kendra of Chandigarh.
In 2000 he obtained a scholarship from the Indian Government of Culture, as well as an award from The Pandit Ravi Kichlu Foundation Golden Talent Contest.
In 2006 he started performing regularly for All India Radio, Kolkata.
Since 2000, Sougata has been performing, teaching and holding workshops in EUROPE (France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland and Ireland), USA (New York, Woodstock, Los Angeles, Berkeley, San Francisco, San Rafael, Oakland) as well as in various major venues in India, among them:
In October 2010, the Saptak Music Festival of Ahmedabad as one of the
Best young artists of the decade.
– Globus Festival à Graz, Austria (2001) ;
– Journées des 5 Continents à Martigny, Switzerland (2002) ;
– Festival de musique indienne à Berne, Switzerland (2002) ;
– Sangeet Sammelan, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, India (2004);
– Sangeet Sandhya, organized by Saptak, Ahmedabad, India (2005);
– Festival de l’Inde Lille 3000, in Lille, France (2006);
– Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (2007);
– Fête de la musique, Alliance française of Calcutta, India (2007);
– Festival de l’Inde, in Grenoble, France (2007);
– Annual Saptak Festival, Ahmedabad, India (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and
2012);
– Chester Beatty Library of Dublin, Ireland (2008, 2009 and 2011);
– Oriental music Festival, Ariège, South France (2009);
– Art Shastra Gallery, New Delhi, India (2010);
– Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (2010);
– Cork University, concert and workshop, Ireland (2010);
– Auditorium Musée Guimet, National Asiatic Arts Museum in Paris, France (2011);
– Concerts various places in Italy (2011).
– Concert in Vitry-Sur-Seine (May 2012)
– Concert tour in various places in Italy (May 2012)
– Concert at Cite de la Musique, Marseille (June 2012)
– USA Tour in East Coast & West Coast (Nov-Dec 2012)
Concert at the AliAkbarCollege of Music in San Rafael (1st Dec. 2012)
– Concerts and Teaching & Workshops in Ireland (Dublin, Killkeney, Cork, Glengarriff) France (Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Brive) (May-June 2013)
In recent years his teaching skills gave him the opportunity to develop partnerships with several Universities and Conservatories of music in
Europe including workshops in the south of France as well as in Ireland (Dublin, Galway and Cork).

References:
Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-ExtSqUCQo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Audio
http://www.myspace.com/babui
Contacts:
Sougata Roy Chowdhury
12 Deshapriyo Park Road Shyambati
Kolkata 700026 Santiniketan 731235
West Bengal West Bengal
INDIA INDIA
Phone: +91 33 2463 9541
Mobile : +91 98 300 60 935 / +91 94 7476 6393
Email : rcsaugata@yahoo.com

Ciro Montanari

Nasce a Ravenna nel 1979, nel 2003 intraprende lo studio della percussione indiana (tabla) sotto la guida del Maestro Pandit Sankha Chatterjee, ex docente della Rabindra Bharat University Kolkata (India), di cui segue i seminari  in India e in Italia sia presso la Fondazione Giorgio Cini di Venezia che con l’Associazione “Narada Suoni dal mondo”. Dal 2005 al 2009 frequenta presso il conservatorio Arrigo Pedrollo di Vicenza il corso accademico “Tradizioni Musicali Extraeuropee ad indirizzo Indologico” sotto la guida del Maestro Federico Sanesi, allievo del Maestro Sankha Chaterjee dal 1980 e impegnato da oltre trent’anni nella ricerca e nell’integrazione di diversi linguaggi musicali.

Da diversi anni svolge la propria attività di musicista in Italia, Francia, Irlanda, Polonia, Spagna, Grecia e India. Collabora dal 2005 a diversi progetti artistici: in Italia con il gruppo “Rasa Seyir”, quartetto di musica turca, in Irlanda, dal 2007, con un collettivo di musicisti , BahhBand,  che fonde alle sonorità e agli elementi della musica indiana il blues e il folk tradizionale Irlandese, dal 2012 in Italia collabora con il duo Samvad (Virginia Nicoli e Igino Giovanno Brunori, allievi dei Gundecha Brothers) in Spagna con il trio “pajarillos ensamble”(Efrèn Lopez Sanz e Miriam Encins Lafitte) che propone un repertorio di musica tradizionale afghana insieme a composizioni originali. Dal 2012 collabora con la scuola di musica “Labyrinth” a Creta, fondata dal celebre musicista Ross M. Daly, accompagnando i seminari di Rabab (strumento tradizionale Afghano) del maestro Daud Khan Sadozai e suonando al festival di Houdetsi (Creta).

Oltre a questi progetti ha accompagnato il maestro Rabindra Goswami Narayan, sitar e surbahar (Benares), il maestro Saugata Roy Chowdhury, sarod (Calcutta), Riccardo Battaglia (maestro di sarod presso il conservatorio di Vicenza) Rajib Karmakar, sitar (Calcutta), Rishab Prasanna, flauto bansuri (Delhi), il maestro Daud Khan Sadozai, rabab, sarod (Afghanistan), Zohar Fresco, bendir,riq, darbouka (Israele), Pedram Khavar Zamini, zarb (Iran), Aleix Tobias Sbater, Batteria, bendir, percussioni tradizionali iberiche, e altri musicisti.

Link utili:

solo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oQsFWNa-58

Ensamble Pajarillos:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mLAz9wh1yw

Samvad trio:  http://www.samvadmusic.com/

Con  Aleix Tobias Sabater:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scmDumTMjxo

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