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Guest Faculty


Sankar

SANKAR P. CHOWDHURY. Sankar P. Chowdhury, born to a musical family in 1959, is one of India’s most respected tabla virtuosos and teachers. He is a disciple of the great master, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, a representative of the Lucknow Gharana (school) of tabla playing. In addition to his concerts as an accompanist and soloist, Sankar spends two months each year in Basel, as a guest teacher at the Ali Akbar College of Music.

Daniel

DANIEL BRADLEY. Daniel Bradley began his studies of the sitar in 1978 and worked with some of the most respected masters, including Nikhil Banerjee and Ali Akbar Khan. In recent years he also learned from Anapurna Devi, Ali Akbar Khan’s sister and one of the most distinguished teachers of India. In addition to giving sitar workshops at the seminar, Daniel also reserves some time to do repairs on sitars, sarods and tanpuras.