2 Indias Ensemble by Sahil Vasudeva

Performing Arts
Music
Performances
Friday, 18th November 2022
From 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (IST)
Rs. 499/- onwards

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Royal Opera House, Mumbai in association with the Embassy of Spain in Delhi, Furtados and Avid Learning presents 2 Indias Ensemble | Re-imagining Isaac Albéniz - An Indo-Spanish Concert

A Unique evening blending together two historical and diverse of Spain and India - Western Classical and Hindustani Classical in a new Avatar. Pianist and Composer, Sahil Vasudeva, reimagines the works of legendary Spanish Composer, Isaac Albeniz, for the first-time with an Indian Classical Ensemble.

The Performance transcribes 150-year-old scores to Hindustani classical test to present an innovative and fresh interpretation of Spain's Greatest Composer.

2 Indias Ensemble is Sahil Vasudeva - Piano, Suhel Saeed Khan - Sitar ( Dilli Gharana ), Shahnawaz Khan - Sarangi ( Dilli Gharana ) and Makrand Sanon - Hybrid Percussion - a truly eclectic blend of instruments and talented musicans.

Join us for this extraordinary and unique cross cultural exchange, unveilling a surprising harmony between two distinct schools of art.

Faculty

Sahil Vasudeva

Sahil Vasudeva

Pionist

Sahil Vasudeva studied piano under Dr. Nelson Harper at Denison University, Ohio (2004-2008) and with Irina Biryukova in New Delhi (2012-2015). He was selected from a national pool of pianists to perform at the Young Talent Concert Series at NCPA, Mumbai (June 2015) and has since been performing regularly across leading venues in the country. He was studying under Late John Raphael at the Delhi School of Music. He has performed in leading venues across the country. Notable venues are the Royal Opera House Mumbai, NCPA Mumbai, India International Centre, Oddbird Theatre, Institute of Cervantes (Delhi), Exhibit 320, Alliance Francais, Piano Man Jazz Club, Depot 29/48, Australian Embassy, NGMA Bangalore, TIFA (Pune), and several art exhibitions and galleries, to name a few. He has also composed for independent film, documentary, TV commercials, art installation and performance art.

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Suhel Saeed Khan

Suhel Saeed Khan

Sitar Player

Suhel Saeed Khan descendant from 11 generations in an unbroken chain of Music. He is one of the leading sitar player exponents from the Dilli Gharana , a musical tradition or "family committed to Hindustani Classical Music famous can come as the famous Dilli Gharana. He is the son & disciple of a sitar maestro Ustad Saeed Zafar Khan. He is a young Sitar player of the Dilli Gharana. Suhel was born in a home where his cradle was literally surrounded by stalwarts of the Dilli Gharana like great maestro of Sursagar Ustad Mamman Khan sahib, the famed vocalists Ustad Chand Khan, Ustad Usman khan, Ustad Hilal Ahmed Khan, Ustad Nasir Ahmed Khan and Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, the sarangi maestro Ustad Bundu Khan Sahab, the Violin wizard Ustad Zahoor Ahmed khan and his grandfather, the sitar maestro Ustad Zafar Ahmed Khan and his uncles great Tabla maestro Ustad Latif Ahmed Khan and Ustad Shafaat Ahmed khan ( Padma shree ). Suhel started learning sitar at the tender age of six . He would hear khayals and gats and learned melody and rhythm before his mother- tongue. In such a concentrate of musical heredity and environment, it was but natural that Suhel should crystallize as a gem of a sitarist. Naturally too, his style blends tantrakari (instrumental virtuosity) with flashes of Delhi Gharana gayaki (music vocalism). He is an approved sitar player from A.I.R Artiste. He is doing PH.D from Faculty of Music and Fine arts, Delhi University and senior diploma from Prayag Sangeet Samiti. He has worked with several western, classical, Rock, Jazz fusion bands with Sitar and Electric sitar called (Zitar) and he has his own fusion band named - SUROOR AND SUR CHAKKARDAAR.

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Shahanawaz Khan

Shahanawaz Khan

Sarangi Player

Shahanawaz Khan, born into a family of musicians and proponent of Delhi Gharana, Shanawaz Khan belong to the family of Sarangi Maestro Late Ustad Jahan Khan, Late Ustad Chand Khan, Violinist Ustad Jahan Khan and Sharif Ahmed Bharti. Shanawaz ji started learning at the age of 10 from his father Late Ustad Haneef Ahmed Khan. Presently, he is being guided and mentored by Ustad Rauf Mohammad Khan. A Sarangi artist of All India Radio, Delhi, he has accompanied many music masters like Pandit Deepak Maharaj, Ustad Manju Khan, Pandit Fateh Singh Gangani, Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Ustad Juned Ali Khan to name a few. Shanawaz ji has rendered performance in India and abroad. Presently he is working at Matri Kala Mandir.

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Makrand Sanon

Makrand Sanon

Percussionist, Performing Artist

Makrand Sanon is a versatile percussionist and a Performing Artist, who has been privileged to learn a wide range of instruments ( starting from tabla, drums to djembe) and musicality throughout his journey, which began not less than 19 years ago, when he was 5. Makrand later trained in Indian Classical music at the Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh for a period of over five years.Followed by learning Electronic Music at A.R. Rahman lead K.M. Music Conservatory, Chennai for a year. Currently he is learning Pakhawaj under Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma.Makrand is currently experimenting with his sound of music and collaborating with artists from authentic, fresh and unique backgrounds. A freelancer for now, Makrand plays with a few singer songwriter project from Delhi by the name Angad Katari , Azaan and Makrand, TALL-Tales His latest projects include of SHK Collective led by Ustaad Shujaat Hussain Khan. And, Aahvaan Project (an acoustic experimental storytelling ).

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Collaborations

Embassy of Spain in India
Embassy of Spain in India
Furtados
Furtados
Paytm Insider
Paytm Insider
Royal Opera House, Mumbai
Royal Opera House, Mumbai
Spanish Cooperation
Spanish Cooperation

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2 Indias Ensemble by Sahil Vasudeva

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