Flautist Pt. Rakesh Chaurasia to perform in his debut UK concert

Flautist Pt. Rakesh Chaurasia to perform in his debut UK concert
Rakesh and Hamit
Rakesh Chaurasia (left) and Hamit Walia

Rakesh Chaurasia, a young and dynamic flautist from India, will be performing for the first time in the UK in the city of Manchester on 10th June.

Rakesh is one of the most gifted and talented performers among the current generation of Indian classical instrument players. He trained in the Gurukul tradition under the watchful eye of his uncle and guru, the living legend Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia.

The concert is being organised by Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan (Manchester) as a part of its celebrations for its 25th anniversary and will be held at the Jain Samaj Temple.

Rakesh is widely credited with breathing fresh air into the Bansuri (flute) and Indian classical music genre in general, driving its revival amongst a new generation of young fans. He has developed his own inimitable style of flute recital, excelling not only in the classical genre but also in fusion music by pairing up with many other talented contemporary artists.

His collaborations include Hamit Walia, a very talented Tabla artist who also plays the African Djembe and other percussion instruments. Hamit has accompanied some very eminent artists from India like the legendary singer Manaa Dey and Pt. Sanjeev Chimmalgi.

Dr Mukul Acharya is a keyboard player, who has accompanied some prominent vocal singers from India including Ashatai Khadilkar, Rahul Deshande and Sanjeev Chimmalgi. He is also a composer and released his debut album (in Marathi) that features prominent singers from the industry including Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar, Shaan and Dr Asmita Dixit from the UK.

Rakesh is a widely travelled, enthusiastic music collaborator and he is certain to create magic at his recital on Saturday.

The concert starts at 3pm and concludes at 5pm at the Jain Samaj Temple, Longsight, Manchester.

For tickets and enquiries contact Hamit Walia: 07855351947

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