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Bharathi Prathap + Rajrupa Chowdury

Darbar Festival

photograph of Rajrupa Chowdury

A special double bill of India’s lute instruments, the sarod, and the Agra school of vocal in two UK debut performances.

One of India’s finest and most mature sarod maestras, Rajrupa Chowdury performs deep lilting sounds that pull on your heart strings. Chowdhury explores the depth of ragas as trained by her teachers Siddhartha Roy Chowdhury, Pandit Ajay Sinha Roy and Proffessor Sanjoy Bandopadhyay. She captivates audiences with her intense raga emotions and spirited presence.

With vocals that float effortlessly in both dhrupad and khayal styles, Bharathi Prathap was initiated into Carnatic classical music by her parents at just seven years old. Trained by Pandit Rama Rao V. Naik, a doyen of the Agra gharana (school of music), Prathap’s musical career took a significant leap after she came under the tutelage of Vidushi Lalith J Rao, an outstanding exponent of the Agra-Atrauli gharana.

Part of Darbar Festival

Running times:

6.30 - 10.15pm (with an interval) 

Produced by Darbar in association with Barbican


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