The man with the magical fingers, Pandit Sugato Bhaduri will be performing the mandolin at the JT PAC, Kochi on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 7 p.m..
Pandit Sugato, who belongs to the Maihar-Seni Gharana, won the prestigious Surmani award given by Sur-Singar Samsad in 2001.
He also received the Gandharva Ratna title by the Sangeet Samraat Ustad Alladiya Khan Memorial in 2012. Sugato, who is one of the most sought-after mandolinists in India today, was a pupil of the renowned sarod exponent Pandit T. N. Majumder.
He also had an opportunity to join the workshops conducted by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, the legendary figure in Indian music. Not surprisingly, Sugato has toured extensively abroad including Britain, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Switzerland and Austria.
In 2006, he was recognised as the Best Mandolin soloist of the world by the Euro Festival Zupfmusik held in Bamberg, Germany. He is also one among a few Indian musicians who has performed in the prestigious Poussiere Du Monde Festival in Geneva. Some of the other festivals he has performed include the Sacred River Music Festival, Jhansi Mahotsav, Narmada Mahotsav, Ellora Festival, Dharani Kalotsav, Dhwani Music Festival, as well as the Kalaghoda Arts Festival.
The salient feature of his music is the blending of the Gayaki-ang vocal style with Tantrakari. He brings emotions, an intellectual approach, and sound techniques to his music.
He is being accompanied on the tabla by Indranil Guha, who is the disciple of renowned tabla exponent Arup Chatterjee. Indranil completed his Junior Music Diploma of Prayag Sangeet Samiti and later went on to receive the ‘Sangeet Prabin’ and ‘Sangeet Acharya’ music awards of Nikhil Bharat Sangeet Kala Samiti. Presently, he is under the tutelage of the maestro, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. He has performed all over India.
The concert is of a 90 minute duration, in which the artistes pay tribute to the legendary Swara Samrat Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. For more details and reservations contact 9349528057, 9349528107/www.jtpac.org.