Sitar and Tabla Workshop by Nayan and Ishaan Ghosh

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Schoenberg Music Building - Orchestra Room 1343

See below for additional information.


Free Admission, RSVP Requested


(310) 825-5947


Additional Information

A workshop of Hindustani music and the sitar and tabla by Nayan Ghosh, one of India’s foremost sitarists, and his rising-star son, Ishaan Ghosh. This event will be suitable for those with or without a background in India or Indian music. It is open to all, but places are limited and those who wish to attend should RSVP.

Nayan Ghosh is one of the most iconic Indian classical musicians today, being the only artist to have equal mastery over two diverse instruments—the sitar and the tabla. Having performed, lectured, and taught extensively in India and globally, he has been one of the ambassadors of traditional Indian music for 50 years now. Over the decades, in addition to being a popular soloist, Ghosh has collaborated with master Indian musicians such as Ravi Shankar, Vilayat Khan, and Amjad Ali Khan, as well as world musicians including Yusuke Yamashita, Kidd Jordan, and Paul Grant, to name a few. He was awarded the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award by the President of India in 2014, the Achievement Award by former California Governor Gray Davis in 1998, and was invited by former President Jimmy Carter for a special concert in 2016 and congratulated by the President himself.

At 19, Ishaan Ghosh stands out as a front-ranking young tabla player of India, having received intensive training from his father, Nayan Ghosh. A child prodigy, over the years he has carved a niche for himself as a full-fledged soloist as well as a co-artist, having performed with stalwarts like Pandit Jasraj, Amjad Ali Khan, Nayan Ghosh, and Kaushiki Chakraborty among several other Indian and international musicians. Ishaan has regularly presented his music to audiences in India and the world over, and his performances have won him critical acclaim, awards, and rave reviews.

Presented by The Music Circle and The Mohindar Brar Sambhi Endowed Chair in Indian Music.

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