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From: Subir Chatterjee <>
Date: Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 3:55 PM
Subject: Spandan: The Music Within – Classical Music (Instrument) Concert in Perth
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Spandan: The Music Within
Kim E Beazley Lecture Theatre 
Murdoch University
Car Park no: 3
1st June (Saturday), 5pm sharp
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Purbayan Chatterjee is one of the foremost Sitar Vadak's of the young generation. He is a student of his father Pandit Parthaprathim Chatterjee who was a disciple of the great Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, the legend of Maihar gharana. Maihar gharana, of course, was made famous by its iconic exponents of the 20th century Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Pandit Nikhil Banerjee.
It is no exaggeration to say he is one of the most exciting and ground breaking performers of the Sitar today.

Purbayan has incredible mastery over the technical aspects of the Sitar, achieving legendary speeds and astonishing taans. However, he is also an incredibly soulful musician who has incorporated the subtleties of vocal music in his repertoire, many critics have remarked on his raagdaari. He is renowned for the depth and subtlety of his exploration of ragas as well as his technical mastery or tayaari

Purbayan has collaborated with some of the most exciting musicians of the classical scene and has forayed into fusion music as well.

Praashekh Borkar, a young talented musician from Pune is one of the most exciting young musicians of Indian Classical music. He has been taught from the age of seven by his renowned father Pt. Shekhar Borkar. Praashekh, a gold medalist, has impressed at many musical conferences, including the prestigious Sawai Ghandharv festival, Haridas Sangeet Sammelan, and MTDC festival. He was awarded the Dattopant Deshpande trophy at the Sawai Ghandharv festival.. Praashekh is winning acclaim for the innovative but traditional style he has cultivated. He is a local teacher of classical music in Perth. And has performed widely at programs organised within the Indian community as well as with his fusion quartet, the Praashekh Borkar Quartet. 

Sivakumar Balakrishnan is a young wizard of the tabla, a student of Ustad Mohammad Hanif Khan Mirajkar and his son Shri Nawaz Mirajkar. He is a teacher of tabla at the Saraswathi Mahavidyalay in Perth. 

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