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Tabla Seminar with Sankar Chowdhury – Spring, 2020

The annual spring Tabla Seminar with Sankar P. Chowdhury will take place again in 2020 from April 21 to July 14. 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 2020.

Student Recital 2016, kid

Vom 21. April bis 14. Juli 2020 wird unser Frühlings-Tabla-Seminar mit Sankar P. Chowdhury stattfinden. 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 2020 kontaktieren Sie bitte das Ali Akbar College.

Sankar & Sean

The 34th Annual Seminar took place from Nov. 14 to 20, 2019

The 34th Annual Seminar featured the following activities:

I. Intensive Instrumental and Vocal Seminar: November 14 – 20

II. Intensive Tabla Seminar with Swapan Chaudhuri: November 14 -20

III. Concert with Ken Zuckerman & Swapan Chaudhuri in the Grosser Saal of the Musikakademie Basel : November 15


I. Intensive Instrumental and Vocal Seminar: November 14 -20

This seminar consisted of classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Classes for each level included tala exercises, vocal repertoire and instrumental workshops. The teachers for this seminar were Ken Zuckerman & Daniel Bradley, assisted by Nadia Oberli and Vittoria Pagani.

II. Intensive Tabla Seminar with Swapan Chaudhuri: November 14 – 20

Our tabla maestro, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, gave classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. He was assisted by Harprit Singh.

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.

Please contact the College with any questions about the next seminar.

2019 Seminar announcement english

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2019 Seminar Schedule / Stundenplan

Stundenplan3 Deutsch 2019

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Ongoing Classes

Vocal Classes

Vocal classes give a general introduction to the classical music of North India through singing. Compositions are learned in the most common ragas and students also learn the basic Talas (rhythmic cycles). Aspects of theory and history are also taught and students become familiar with the major styles and forms of Indian music (dhrupad, khyal, thumri, tarana, etc.).

Vocal classes presently take place on Tuesday from 19.00 – 20.30 and Thursday from 18.30 to 20.00. Read more…

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