8th of March, 2014.
Trafó, Budapest

Roopa Panesar – Sitar
Bhupinder Singh Chaggar – Tabla

Roopa Panesar

Considered one of the finest Sitar players to emerge on the Indian music scene in the UK. Roopa Panesar has been receiving accolades from audiences and peers alike for her outstanding ability and quality of music. Her soulful and unique style of playing has left her listeners captivated. At the age of seven, she began her training under the great educationalist and sitar maestro Ustad Dharambir Singh MBE and was always recognized as a talent to watch out for in the future. She later had the privilege of learning from great maestros such as Pandit Arvind Parikh, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Ustad Siraj Khan and Ajoy Chakroborty

With the incredible emotional depth of her sound, she has touched the hearts of audiences far and wide and received blessings from many eminent musicians in the world of Indian classical music. Roopa has also been teaching the sitar for a number of years and is involved in numerous projects to inspire and educate the next generation of Indian classical musicians. As well as being deeply rooted in the classical tradition, Roopa has collaborated with musicians from different genres such as Mercury Prize Winner, Talvin Singh, Laura Wright and Dirk Brosse to name a few. Roopa has toured extensively in UK, Europe and USA performing at prestigious venues and released her debut album “Khoj” in 2011.


Bhupinder Singh Chaggar

photo by Daniel Zafir ©

Bhupinder Singh Chaggar egyik legkitűnőbb tanítványa Pt. Sharda Sahai-nak, a Benares tabla Gharana nagymesterének. A több évtized gyakorlással és koncertezéssel nemcsak Európa, de India egyik elismert tabla-szólistája lett. Az elmúlt évtizedekben folytatta progresszív zenei hozzáállását és a klasszikus koncertek mellett számos nagyszerű jazz és világzenei formációban szerepelt. Szóló tablajátékával meghívást kapott a legnagyobb Angliai indiai klasszikus zenei fesztiválra, a Darbar fesztiválra, ami azért is kitüntetés, mert ott jellemzően az indiai klasszikus zene idősebb, Indiában nevelkedett generációja mutathatja meg tudását.