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Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri


Born in 1947 in Calcutta, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri received tabla training from early childhood. He was later trained in the Lucknow Gharana with Pandit Santosh Krishna Biswas and today is one of the best known tabla players of India. He is highly regarded both in solo performances as well as in accompanying some of India’s most distinguished musicians, including Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Pandit Ravi Shankar. Swapan Chaudhuri is currently the Director of Percussion at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California, and also teaches during the annual seminars of the Ali Akbar College of Music in Basel, Switzerland. Website

Ken Zuckerman


Ken Zuckerman is internationally acclaimed as one of the finest sarod virtuosos performing today. He completed thirty-seven years of training under the rigorous discipline of India’s legendary sarod master Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, up to the maestro’s passing in June 2009. He also performed with Maestro Khan in numerous concerts in Europe, India, and the United States. Ken Zuckerman directs the Ali Akbar College of Music in Switzerland and is also a teacher at the Music Academy of Basel, where he conducts courses in both North Indian classical music and the music of the Middle Ages. Website