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Sitar-Pandit Sugato Nag

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Methodist Ladies College

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One of India’s most talented and well regarded Sitar players. Sugato Nag plays in the style of the Etawah and Senia-Shahjahanpore gharanas.
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He will be accompanied by Jay Dabgar, one of the best Tabla players in Australia.

This promises to be a truly rare treat for Melbourne, not be missed by anyone that loves this art form. An evening of exceptional Hindustani classical music featuring one of the finest musicians of this generation.

Pt. Sugato Nag - Sitar

One of the finest Sitar virtuosi amongst the present generation, and a worthy torchbearer of the famed Sarod Gharana of Senia Shahjahanpur, Pt. Sugato Nag started his training at the age of eight under the guidance of Late Shri Anil Roychowdhury. Sugato next became the disciple of sarod maestro, Sangeetacharya Radhika Mohan Maitra.

Presently he is under the guidance of renowned sarodiya Padmabhushan Pt. Buddhadev Dasgupta. He has also taken talim from Shri Ajoy Sinha Roy of the Maihar Gharana. “Sugato’s recital has a blending of the sitar baaj or style of playing of Ustad Vilayat Khan and the rabab based sarod baaj of Md. Ameer Khan of Shahjahanpore.

Apart from performing all over India, Sugato has toured extensively in the US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Holland, Australia, Japan and Mexico, playing in University circuits as well as in Music Conferences and holding the audience in sway with his scintillating and exquisite performances. An ‘A’ grade musician of All India Radio and Doordarshan, and an ICCR empaneled artist, Sugato is a well known teacher having disciples around the globe - in the US, Germany, Japan, Australia, Finland, France, apart from hometown, Kolkata.

An extremely melodious and sensitive player, Sugato’s immense talent is evident in the way he handles the sitar, playing and synthesizing two very different types of baaj to create an unique and 'completely satisfying listening experience'. The alluring sweetness of his playing coming from the gayaki style, the effortless meends extending upto six pardas combined with strong and intricate bolwork and gamaks reflects a mastery of execution of the highest order.”

Jay Dabgar – Tabla

Born and raised in India in a family of Tabla-makers, Jay Dabgar commenced taking systematic training in Tabla since the age of 4, from his esteemed Gurus, Late Pandit Nandan Mehta and Pandit Pooran Maharaj at the renowned Saptak School of Music.

Since a very young age, Jay has widely performed at music concerts across India, and has been a recipient of various awards such as the Best Performer Award at the Pandit Omkarnath Thakur Music Festival, the Pandit Nikhil Ghosh Memorial Promising Artiste Award, Accredited Radio Artist at the All India Radio, and more. He regularly performs at the Annual Music Festivals hosted by the Saptak School of Music, India.

Currently based in Melbourne, Jay has remarkably influenced the Indian Music arena in Australia since moving in 2006. He has performed extensively with local and international artists at various music festivals across Australia, such as the WOMAD, National Folk Festival, Peats Ridge festival, Bellingen Festival, and has toured Australia-wide with Smt Manju Mehta, a disciple of the legendary Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Not only does he perform Indian and Fusion music, Jay also masters the skill of making a variety of Indian instruments.

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