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Make Reservations and Purchase Tickets to events!

Wir freuen uns, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass Sie jetzt im Voraus reservieren und Billette kaufen können, indem Sie auf den folgenden Link klicken. Dies ist besonders empfehlenswert für Konzerte im “Salon de Musique”, wo die Sitzplatzkapazität sehr begrenzt ist.

We are happy to announce that you can now make reservations and purchase tickets in advance by clicking the following link. This is especially recommended for concerts taking place in the “Salon de Musique”, which has very limited seating capacity.

Please click here to make reservations and purchase tickets!

Please note: on the order form that appears when you click the above link, you will be given the option to choose whether you would like to reserve your place in the “Salon de Musique” on a chair or on a pillow on the carpeted floor. We can only guarantee these preferences if we receive your payment to our account at the Basler Kantonalbank before the event. All the necessary payment details will be sent to you immediately by email after you fill out and send the reservation form.

We look forward to welcoming you in the “Salon de Musique“!


Rudra Veena Recital with Carsten Wicke & Mohan Shyam Sharma

Dear Friends, we are happy to inform you about an extraordinary concert, which will take place in the Salon de Musique on June 23rd, 2018. Carsten Wicke is a master of the rare instrument Rudra Veena and will perform ragas on this seldom heard instrument in the ancient “Dhrupad style” of performing Indian classical music. He will be accompanied by Mohan Shyam Sharma, a master of the Pakawaj.

Liebe Freunde, wir freuen uns, Sie über ein außergewöhnliches Konzert zu informieren, das am 23. Juni 2018 im „Salon de Musique“ stattfinden wird. Carsten Wicke ist ein Meister des seltenen Instrumentes Rudra Veena und wird auf diesem selten gehörten Instrument Ragas spielen der alte “Dhrupad-Stil” der indischen klassischen Musik. Er wird von einem Meister des Pakawaj begleitet werden.

Wir freuen uns, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass Sie jetzt im Voraus reservieren und Billette kaufen können, indem Sie auf den folgenden Link klicken. Dies ist besonders empfehlenswert für Konzerte im “Salon de Musique”, wo die Sitzplatzkapazität sehr begrenzt ist.

We are also happy to announce that you can now make reservations and purchase tickets in advance by clicking the following link. This is especially recommended for concerts taking place in the “Salon de Musique”, which has very limited seating capacity.

Please click here to make reservations and purchase tickets!

We look forward to welcoming you in the Salon on June 23rd!

Dhrupad Event June 23 2018 v9

(Please click on the image to get a full view.)

For more about Carsten Wicke and samples of his music visit Carsten Wicke’s Website.


Tabla Seminar with Sankar Chowdhury – Spring, 2018

The annual spring Tabla Seminar with Sankar P. Chowdhury will take place again in 2018 from April 21 to July 17. Sankar has been a visiting teacher at the College for over 15 years and is greatly valued for his skilled and patient teaching.

Please contact the College for more information about Sankar’s schedule for the Spring of 2018.

You can directly register for the course here:

Tabla Seminar Spring 2018

Student Recital 2016, kid
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Vom 21. April bis 17. Juli 2018 findet unser Frühlings-Tabla-Seminar mit Sankar P. Chowdhury statt. Sankar ist seit mehr als 15 Jahren Gastlehrer am College und ist höchst bewertet für seine grossartige und geduldige Art zu unterrichten.

Für weitere Informationen über die Frühlingskurse 2018 kontaktieren Sie bitte das Ali Akbar College.

Sankar & Sean


Ken Zuckerman & Swapan Chaudhuri in concert – Nov. 10, 2017

Celebrating 32 years of the Ali Akbar College of Music in Basel!

November 10, 2017, 8 PM at the Music Academy of Basel Switzerland

Ken Zuckerman – Sarod, and Swapan Chaudhuri – Tabla, will present an evening of improvisations in the classical ragas and talas of North India.

Gundecha Concert

For more information about Ken Zuckerman, please visit his website.

For more information about Swapan Chaudhuri, please visit his website.


The 32nd Annual Seminar will take place from November 7 – 13, 2017

The 32nd Annual Seminar will feature the following activities:

I. Intensive Instrumental and Vocal Seminar: November 7 – 13

II. Intensive Tabla Seminar with Swapan Chaudhuri: November 7 – 13

III. Introductory Tabla Workshop: November 11 & 12

IV. Concert with Ken Zuckerman & Swapan Chaudhuri in the Grosser Saal of the Musikakademie Basel : November 10

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I. Intensive Instrumental and Vocal Seminar: November 7 – 13

This seminar will consist of classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Classes for each level will include tala exercises, vocal repertoire and instrumental workshops. The teachers for this seminar are Ken Zuckerman and Daniel Bradley.

II. Intensive Tabla Seminar with Swapan Chaudhuri: November 7 – 13

Our tabla maestro, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, will give classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Review classes will be given by Suranjana Ghosh, one of Swapanda’s advanced students.

Costs: Full participation for all 7 days, Sfr. 550.-, 6 days, Sfr. 500.-, 5 days, Sfr. 450.-, 3 days, Sfr. 350. Individual lessons cost Sfr. 70.-. In some cases, tuition reductions may be applied for.

III. Introductory Tabla Workshop: November 11 & 12 , 2016

The Introductory Weekend Tabla Seminar consists of activities geared towards beginners. Instructors include Harprit Singh and Bastian Pfefferli.

Schedule – Tabla: Saturday & Sunday 14.00 – 16.00
Costs: Fr. 60.- /Lesson, Fr. 100.- for 2 Lessons

Please contact the College with any questions about the seminar.
info@aliakbarcollege.org


Video – Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Ali Akbar College

The Ali Akbar College of Music – Switzerland recently celebrated 30 years of activities in Basel: 1985 – 2015. This video / photo / music documentary gives of glimpse of the activities of the College during the past three decades!


The words of Maestro Khan

In the following video clips, Maestro Ali Akbar Khan talks about music and his life. They are wonderful moments – enjoy!

“My father didn’t sleep for 40 years….”

What is music, real music?

“In music, every second is so important….”

“My father used to love me like anything…”

“These songs are not for entertainment…”

In the following clip, Ken Zuckerman performs with Maestro Khan and speaks about the meaning of becoming a disciple.



Join our Mailing List / Tragen Sie sich auf unserer Mailing-Liste ein

We would be happy to keep you informed about our upcoming concerts and seminars.
Just click below to join our mailing list.

Wir würden Sie gerne auf dem laufenden halten über unsere kommenden Konzerte und Seminare. Klicken sie auf den Link unten, um in unsere Mailing-Liste aufgenommen zu werden.

With thanks and greetings! Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüssen!

Ken Zuckerman
Ali Akbar College of Music

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