The Austrian-Indian Institute is glad to invite you to the album presentation of our first album release – KABIR – IM GARTEN DER LIEBE.

We are celebrating this occasion with a concert by Pandita Anuradha Pal from Mumbai and Alokesh Chandra from Vienna!

Pandita Anuradha Pal is a world-renowned, multifaceted Tabla virtuoso, multi-percussionist and music composer who has been hailed as the best Indian female percussionist and as first professional female Tabla player in the world by Encyclopedia Britannica, Who‘s Who Journal of the World and the Limca Book of Records.

Alokesh Chandra is a renowned Sitar player who is a student of legendary Pandit Ravi Shankar and has performed at United Nations City, Vienna, at Orpheum Graz, at Salt Lake Music Conference, Kolkatta or at the Tiroler Festspiele.

Album Release | Im Garten der Liebe

CD Release | Kabir – Im Garten der Liebe


The CD album  KABIR – IM GARTEN DER LIEBE is a fusion of poetry recitation, Indian music & Persian music feat. Reinhardt Winter, Christina Trefny (voice performances), Romain Mollard (bamboo flute), Hamid Mehregan (Setar, Daf, Vocals) & Himan Nath (Tabla).


About the artists of the evening

Alokesh Chandra

is a Sitar player trained by legendary masters Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit Shyamal Chatterji and Pandit Partho Sarothy since 1996 in Delhi, London & Calcutta. His music is soulful, deep, meditative, but also full Alokesh Chandraof humour and energy. Since 1999 he has performed in various countries, performing at United Nations City in Vienna, Austrian Chambers of Commerce, University of Vienna, Indian Embassy Vienna, Afro-Asiatisches Institut, IndiaCenterGraz, Salzkammergut Festwochen, Orpheum Graz, Tiroler Festspiele, Salt Lake Music Conference Kalkutta, Bhawanipur Music Conference Kalkutta, Vienna Blues Festival uvm.

“…When we go very deep, we can see that there is no difference between the classical music of India and the music of Mozart and Beethoven. They speak about the same things in their own language.”

- Alokesh Chandra


Pandita Anuradha Pal

holds the distinction of being the youngest Indian musician & the only Indian female musician to have performed in two of the BIGGEST Music Festivals in the World – the Woodstock Festival (Europe) for a mammoth audience of 400,000 fans and at the WOMAD festival (U.K) for 150,000 fans.
Anuradha has performed extensively at some of the most prestigious Music Festivals in the World, like Edinburgh International Festival, Rhythm Sticks Festival, Greenwich & Docklands Festival, Bath international Music Festival, Voices of the World, BBC Music Live Festival, Night of the Virtuosos Festival, Masters of Indian Music Festival, Festival of India amongst numerous others in USA, UK, Europe, Japan, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Far East.

Anuradhaji has performed for dignitaries like the Honourable President & Prime Minister of India, and Queen Elizabeth of Britain, at major diplomatic events like the SAARC Summit and the CHOGM Summit. She represented India in the Asian Performers Summit in Japan (1999) and at the Commonwealth Games Festival, UK (2000).

Anuradha Pal

Superbly trained by Tabla legends Late
Ustad Alla Rakha and Zakir Hussain,
Anuradha Pal performs scintillating Tabla Solos and accompanies the top ranking Vocalists & Instrumentalists of India like Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Smt. Girija Devi, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Sultan Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Shankar Mahadevan, Ronu Majumdar, Tarun Bhattacharya, Satish Vyas, renowned Carnatic musicians like Kadri Gopalnath, Sivamani, Chitraveena Ravi Kiran, Vikku Vinayakram, Selva Ganesh, Jayanthi Kumaresh etc & has also collaborated with acclaimed Jazz, Latin, African & Japanese musicians; & with Flamenco, Classical Crossover, Hip Hop & Pop Music in major festivals across the globe.

“In the realm of Indian classical music, classical musician Anuradha Pal stands apart for more reasons than one. Feminine grace personified, she chose to storm a male bastion and is today easily the most distinguished female tabla player the nation can boast of. In a cut-throat, competitive world where each one is out to promote oneself, she has taken it upon herself to showcase upcoming talent.”

- The Tribune, 2012

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