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Holland: Renowned musicians perform inaugural Gandharva Veda concert

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10 July 2012

Three leading performers of Indian classical music*—Rajeev Janardan, Arnab Chakrabarty, and Sandip Bhattacharya—were featured in the first in a series of three special Gandharva Veda concerts held in MERU, Holland, on 29 June 2012.

Rajeev Janardan — Sitar
Pandit Rajeev Janardan is recognised as one of the greatest Sitar and Surbahar players of his generation. His renditions represent the pure essence of a highly revered musical heritage.

His profound musical knowledge and skill provide the foundation for his own unique compositions. He has upheld the aesthetic principles of traditional music and mesmerized the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery playing. His melody and rhythm are inspirational. His renditions are soothing and calming.

Arnab Chakrabarty — Sarod
A rising star of an intricate Indian musical instrument, Arnab is widely acknowledged as one of the very few serious and traditional Sarod musicians of the new generation. Arnab has earned the respect of his fellow artists because of his fine balance of raga aesthetics, instrumental dexterity, and exquisite tonal quality.

Having trained under well-known Sarod maestros, Arnab is considered by many as one of the most important exponents of the musical lineage represented by the legendary master Pandit ­Radhika Mohan Maitra. Arnab has performed extensively around the world.

Sandip Bhattacharya — Tabla
Sandip is a prominent name among Indian music lovers. From early childhood, Sandip enjoyed close contact with several of the most celebrated performers of Indian classical music. These masters shaped his musical talent and taught him the essence and details of the Indian classical tradition.

Sandip has performed on tabla and recorded alongside many of the greatest exponents of Indian classical music, including Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Prabha Atre, Pandit V.G. Jog, and many others.

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The 29 June concert, as well as those on 30 June and 1 July, have been archived and are available for online viewing.

here to register and view the archived concerts online.

See short video clips of previous MERU concerts:

Global Good News will feature the other performing artists who participated in the second and third concerts in the series.

* Indian classical music, revived by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as Maharishi Gandharva Veda, is eternal music of nature that produces its effect by bringing mind, body, and environment in harmony with universal rhythms of nature.

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