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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.


Recent Past Concerts:

Here you will find some of the announcements for past concerts presented by the Ali Akbar College of Music – Switzerland


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.


Ustad Shujaat Khan – Sitar, September 27th, in the Salon de Musique

It is a pleasure to announce this unique concert of one of India’s premier Sitar maestros, Ustad Shujaat Khan, accompanied by Nihar Mehta on Tabla. Shujaat Khan is the son of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan, one of the great Sitar virtuoso’s of the 20th Century.

It will be a rare treat to listen to this incredible musician in the intimate setting of the Salon de Musique of the Ali Akbar College in Basel. As the concert will be sold out, please reserve your tickets very soon, either by email: info@aliakbarcollege.org or by the telephone reservation line: 061 273 93 02. The concert will begin at 19.30, Sunday, September 27th, 2015.

Gundecha Concert

For more information about Shujaat Khan, please visit his website.

For more information about Nihar Mehta, please visit his website.

E-Mail Reservations: info@aliakbarcollege.org


Improvisations – Ken Zuckerman & Swapan Chaudhuri

November 22, 2014, 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.


Bansuri flute recital featuring Rupak Kulkarni – October 25th, 2014

Gundecha Concert

We are very happy to welcome these fine artists for a recital in the Salon de Musique.

For more information about Rupak Kulkarni, please visit his website.

For more information about Shrirang Mirajkar, please visit his website.


Sitar Concert with Josh Feinberg & Harprit Singh – Tabla

April 4, 2014, 8:00 PM in the Salon de Musique of the Ali Akbar College

We are happy to announce that Josh Feinberg, a highly gifted artist trained at the Ali Akbar College of Music in California, will present a sitar recital. He will be accompanied by Harprit Singh, our assistant tabla teacher at the Ali Akbar College in Basel.

Gundecha Concert

Josh Feinberg ist ein junger und hochbegabter Sitar Spieler. Er wurde in den USA geboren und hat seine Studien sowohl im Jazz wie auch in der klassischen indischen Musik betrieben. Er hat Sitar am Ali Akbar College of Music in Kalifornien studiert. Nach dem Tod von Ali Akbar Khan in 2009 hat er seine Studien mit den Söhnen von Maestro Khan (Ashish Khan und Alam Khan) weitergeführt. Er hat schon zahlreiche Konzerte gemacht, sowie 2 CD Produktionen mit den Tabla Virtuosen Swapan Chaudhuri und Anindo Chatterjee. Er unterrichtet indische Musik am Lewis and Clark College und am Reed College in Oregon. Er hat auch ein Lehrbuch “Sitar method“ mit einem der wichtigsten Musik-Verlage (Hal Leonard Corporation) veröffentlicht. Mehr Informationen über Josh Feinberg findet man auf seiner Webseite www.joshfeinbergmusic.com .


Recital: George Ruckert – sarod & Daniel Bradley – sitar

November 20, 2013, 8:15 PM at the Music Academy of Basel Switzerland

It is a pleasure that this years’ seminar will also include a recital of our special guest teachers, Professor George Ruckert – Sarod and Daniel Bradley – Sitar. The recital will also include an opening piece by one of our youngest sarod students, Parthiv Kangsabanik.

Gundecha Concert


Student Concert

June 29, 2013, 5:30 PM in the Salon de Musique of the Ali Akbar College

We are happy to announce that students of the College will present a recital. Everyone is welcome to come and see their progress!

Gundecha Concert

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