Saturday 8th June 2019
Iman Das - Vocal
Pranav Ramji - Tabla
Bhargav Sridhar- Harmonium
To be held at Kew Courthouse
Please join us for a night of classical vocal music featuring well-known vocalist Iman Das accompanied by Melbourne based musicians Bharghav Sridhar on Harmonium and Pranav Ramji on the Tabla.
Iman Das is one of the best young representatives of the Patiala Gharana. He has learnt from maestro Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty of Patiala gharana and Shri Shantanu Bhattacharyya of the same gharana, he is currently under tutelage of Pandit Kalyan Basu, a direct disciple of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Saheb. Teen saptak ka sapats and powerful Gamak taans are the particularly distinct features of Iman's khayals while his thumris bring tears to one's eyes. Iman received scholarships from Shri Aurobindo Ashram (Delhi) for Indian classical music. Received the “Sutanuti Samman” in 2004. First classical vocalist to be chosen as the honorary secretary of “MORE” (musical oasis for resurrection) under United Minds for Peace Society. He has performed all over India and abroad in Germany, the U.K, Belgium, Holland, Austria etc. Iman has recently released his own album known as 'Raag Rang' by Questz World which is available at all music stores.
Bhargav Sridhar is a student of music from the age of 9. For over 15 years, Bhargav has explored various strands of music, from Mozart and Beethoven on the keyboard, to Western Classical and Jazz ensemble playing on the Saxophone. In his teenage years in Australia, he was fortunate to be a part of Blackburn High Schools historic music program and successfully participated and won several state and nation-wide competitions in Symphonic and Big Band Jazz ensembles. Over the past decade, his primary focus has been working on developing Hindustani classical music on both the Harmonium and also the Saxophone. Bhargav is currently studying under the tutelage of Surmani Pt. Prabhakar Dhakde, a violin maestro and composer from the Patiala Gharana and a disciple of the legendary vocalist Pt. Jagdish Prasad.
Pranav Ramji is one of Melbourne's best Tabla players and teachers. He is also pursuing Master's Degree in Accounting from University of Melbourne.