Guru Sishya Parampara: An Indian Classical Music Concert

Society For Indian Classical Arts (SICA), a student club at the University of Victoria presents is presenting "Guru Sishya Parampara: An Indian Classical Music Concert", a Hindustani classical music concert featuring Pandit Harvinder Sharma, Sharanjeet Mand and Sunny Matharu. Pandit (Dr) Harvinder Sharma, is a Sitar maestro with profound musical acumen. He is a disciple of legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan. Sharanjeet Singh Mand is a disciple of Pandit Harvinder Sharma. Sunny Matharu who has trained professionally with many world renowned tabla maestros  Don't miss this opportunity to see these amazing next generation artists of Hindustani music tradition. Please forward this e-mail to anyone interested and share the Facebook event. Thanks for your support to SICA.

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Venue: Phillip T Young REcital Hall, MacLaurin Building at University of Victoria (UVic).
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM (Doors Open at 4:15PM)
Tickets: $20, $15 students
Call Sri/Sudhakar: 250-721-2672 for more information.

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Pandit Harvinder Sharma, A person of profound talent, abundant perception, exciting possibilities, Dr.Harvinder Kumar Sharma is an exceptionally gifted Sitarist. He showed a keen interest in Sitar at a tender age of five and gave his maiden public performance when he was just nine. A disciple of Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan of Imdadkhani Gharana, Harvinder was initially groomed by his father Sh. Meghraj Sharma and thereafter was trained under illustrious guides, late Prof. Jitender Kumar and Dr. R.D. Verma. Harvinder has distinct style of elaborating Raga through Khayal ang on sitar, which is the true essence of Imdadkhani Gharana. Upholding the traditional glory of this Gharana, he is also open to innovative ideas such as fusion or jugalbandi of classical and popular music. His experimentation with sitar on folk music and various forms of light music constantly enrich and upgrade his style. In recognition of his meritorious achievements and outstanding commitment to music, he has been bestowed with innumerable awards and honours by prestigious organisations and the State Government of Haryana. He has been teaching Music for more than 32 years in various government colleges of Haryana, Chandigarh and abroad.

Sharanjeet Mand Young and talented Sharanjeet is a leading exponent of sitar. He is a disciple of world renowned Maestro Pandit Harvinder Sharma. Sharanjeet represents the youngest generation of Ustad Vilayatkhani Gharana. He has been awarded several Gold medals and awards of distinction at state and national level and is a Graduate in music with gold medal. Carrying forward rich musical heritage of Imdad Khan gharana, he has developed a very unique and sensitive style of Gayaki Ang (vocal imitation by instrument). His repertoire includes captivating musical ornaments like Khatka, Murki , Meend , Gamak etc. of Khayal style and Progressive Jor and Jhalla with unique patterns of improvisation in different rhythmic cycles in traditional as well as rarely played Raagas.

Sunny Matharu With the blessings of His Holiness Satguru Jagjit Singh ji, Sarabjit (Sunny) Singh began his training in tabla at very young age. Initially, Sunny started training with Ustad Satwant Singh who gave him a strong foundation in the art of Tabla playing. To this day, he continues to learn under the able guidance of Tabla maestro Pandit Yogesh Samsi, an eminent player of the Punjab Gharana. Learning from such masters has enabled Sunny to understand the intricacies of solo tabla performances, as well as understand the finer nuances of accompanying other musicians. Sunny has been privileged to accompany living legends such as Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Ustad Irshad Khan, Pandit Ramesh Mishra, and many other reputable musicians from the Indian Classical music tradition. Growing up in Vancouver, Canada Sunny has also performed for many concerts and festivals and has participated in many bands/groups that include Persian, African, Latin, Flamenco, Carnatic and Jazz ensembles. In addition, Sunny has also performed for audiences in US, UK and India.

Please see the respective webpages of the artists to know more about them. Hope to see you all there!!!