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Tabla Masterclass by Pandit Nayan Ghosh

  • Sangheet Sabha 618 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)

This is unique opportunity for Tri State area tabla players and students to sit with one of the icons of Tabla - Pandit Nayan Ghosh. The workshop will focus on traditional material, articulation, and scientific techniques.

Born in 1956, Pandit Nayan Ghosh is an artiste with a unique musical dimension. He is acclaimed worldwide for being the only maestro with a superlative command on two diverse instruments – the Tabla and the Sitar. Artistic brilliance, rich repertoire and a magnificence of tone are the hallmarks of his performances. Having received intensive and extensive training in tabla, sitar and vocal from his illustrious father, the renowned tabla maestro and guru, Padmabhushan Pt. Nikhil Ghosh, Nayan Ghosh is respected among musicians and loved by discerning listeners alike for his innate artistry and emotive musical depth in his performances. He also received invaluable guidance from his father’s Guru, the ‘Mt. Everest of Tabla’ Ustad Ahmed Jan Thirakwa. Nayan’s elder uncle was the legendary and pioneer flautist Pandit Pannalal Ghosh, the ‘Father of North Indian classical flute’. Since the 1990’s he has also received additional guidance in sitar from the eminent sarod maestro Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta.

Over the last four decades, Nayan Ghosh has travelled extensively presenting Sitar and Tabla concerts both in India and the capital cities of Europe, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia, the Far East and North Africa. His performances at the prestigious International Music Festivals of Helsinki, Bratislava, Rome, Barcelona, Murcia, Athens, the World Music Festivals of Seattle, Chicago, Estonia, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York among several others have been highly acclaimed. He has delivered lectures and taught at renowned institutions like Emory University in Atlanta, Kent State University in Cleveland, University Of Washington in Seattle, University of Colorado in Boulder, the Lausanne Conservatory in Switzerland and such other venues.

Recognised in India as an eminent Tabla soloist, known for his authentic and traditional Tabla Baaj, Nayan Ghosh has offered eloquent accompaniments to stalwarts like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Late Nikhil Banerjee, Pandit Jasraj, Pt Shivkumar Sharma, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Pt Buddhadev Dasgupta, Ustad Munnawar Ali Khan, Ustad Rais Khan and a galaxy of eminent instrumentalists and vocalists.