OCT 05, 2012 | PANDIT RONU MAJUMDAR – FESTIVAL OF COLOURS

BANSURI MAESTRO PANDIT RONU MAJUMDAR

Born in Varanasi on June 22, 1961, RONU MAJUMDAR was trained under his father, Dr. Bhanu Majumdar, and later learned vocal music with the late Pt. Laxman Prasad Jaipurwale at whose behest he reverted to the flute. Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao, a music scholar, groomed Ronu into a concert flautist. Ronu’s speciality is the SHANK BANSURI, a 3-foot-long flute (0.91 m) of his own design, which adds an extra dimension at the lower scales.

Today, Ronu Majumdar is among the top 3 most popular musicians on this instrument, and is especially popular with the younger generation for his creative improvisations. Pt Majumdar’s music is rooted in the Maihar gharana which has musicians of eminence like Pt Ravi Shankar and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan to its credit. Apart from his concerts all over India in different music festivals, he has also toured extensively USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and the Middle East.

Awards, Nominations, and Music Collaborations

He has more than 30 audio releases to his credit.

He has received:
- First prize, All India Radio Competition (1981)
- President’s Gold Medal (1981)
- Grammy Nomination (1996) – For his work on the album TABULA RASA with
Bela Fleck, the American banjo virtuoso.
- Aditya Vikram Birla Award (1999)
- Sahara India Pariwar Lifetime Achievement Award (2001)
- National Kumar Gandharva Award (2006) etc etc

He has collaborated with living legend Pandit Ravi Shankar in albums like PASSAGES and CHANTS OF INDIA.

Ace Flautist Pandit Ronu Majumdar playing with Ustad Zakir Hussain (world’s greatest Tabla player):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V-daAoN33I

Ronu Majumdar on TV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsBzRNg_G7w&feature=related

Ronu on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronu_Majumdar

Ronu Majumdar´s Webpage:
www.ronumajumdar.com

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» DATE:  Oct 05, 2012, 19:30
» VENUE: India Center Graz, Grazbachgasse 35, 8010 Graz
» ADMISSION:  Eur 15,- only
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Pandit Ronu Majumdar - Festival of Colours

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