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Sept 2, 2018 7 pm – 9:30 – Limited to 45 seats! 1st Come
VASA Vedic Academy of Sciences & Arts is pleased to present a Home Concert
Featuring Legendary Sitar Maestro PANDIT HARVINDER SHARMA of India. We are privileged to have Harvinderji present his music with Tabla artiste, AMARJEET SINGH and Sitarist SHARANJEET SINGH.
Hosted by Jeffrey Armstrong | Kavindra Rishi
Sitar Maestro Pandit Harvinder Sharma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLvWG52s6Rk
Last week’s AMAZING concert at the River Rock Casino https://www.facebook.com/aziz.ladha/videos/10156600680460365/
RSVP: vasa@jeffreyArmstrong.com Tel: 604-269-9642. We request all guests make a minimum donation of $30 to attend. Please RSVP to hold your spot. Exact address given with RSVP
Attire: Casual Dressy or Indian Attire.
CD’s will be available after the show – please support the musicians.
Pandit (Dr) Harvinder Sharma is a maestro with profound musical acumen. He is a disciple of legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan and an exceptionally gifted Sitarist who gave his first performance at the age of nine. Pandit Sharma’s unique style of presenting Gayaki (Vocal imitation) and virtuosity has earned him a place among finest musicians of his generation.
Pandit Harvinder Sharma has been awarded numerous prestigious honours, such as Karam Yogi Award which is the highest state recognition in field of art, Sumani Award in Mumbai, Pandit Lakshmi Chand State Award bestowed by Chief Minister, Life-time Achievement Award, Prashatri Samaan, an award of honour by the Haryana Government on the 56 th Republic Day and many more.
Dr. Sharma is a ‘Top Grade’ artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan and was appointed as the Cultural Ambassador to erstwhile USSR. He organized several workshops, seminars, concerts in colleges and universities in order to promote the rich heritage of Indian Classical Music during his tenure as Joint Director, Higher Education Department.
Dr. Sharma has held concerts all over India and traveled to Canada, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Poland, Germany, France, New Zealand and Holland.
Sharanjeet Singh Mand is one of the leading Sitar exponents of his generation. He is disciple of Pandit Harvinder Sharma and represents the youngest generation of Ustad Vilayat-Khan’s (Imdad Khani) tradition of Sitar. He gave his first performance at the age of 16 at the Mother Teresa Homage Concert in India. His dedication towards his instrument has made him an internationally cherished performer, composer and instructor.
A National Gold Medalist and one of the youngest music Instructor at prestigious Tansen Sangeet Mahavidhyalay, Sharanjeet is equally well versed in both Indian and Western Classical Music. Sharanjeet is credited to be the first sitar player to play an opera on Sitar.
Sharanjeet is a profiled musician for CBC. He is a TV host for AAJ Media and Shaw Multicultural. Sharanjeet has delivered lectures for University of Fraser Valley, Simon Fraser University and Douglas College. Sharanjeet’s discourse and treatise is included as resource on Indian Classical Music as a part of Douglas College’s music curriculum.
Sharanjeet made history by becoming the first ever Indian Classical Musician to perform for the Junos. Sharanjeet has also performed for the reception of Narendra Modi and Stephen Harper Prime Ministers of India and Canada respectively. Sharanjeet has been invited as a resident instructor at Place Des Arts. Sharanjeet has also been invited to perform for National Music Centre of Canada.
Amarjeet Singh Founder of the Naad Foundation has Masters in Music (Tabla), started learning from his elder brother Sd Deedar Singh and later from Guru Shri Thakur Kishan Singh (Benaras Gharana). He also then trained by Bhai Baldeep Singh (Punjab Gharana), and Capt Gunwant Singh Ji (Delhi and Azrara Gharna).
Appointed as the Cultural Ambassador by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to teach and perform Tabla in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, (formerly Russia). Later took up as staff artist at the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts University of Delhi. In his teaching carrier (since 1991) he trained so many students in India, Germany, Uzbekistan and Canada, and has performed, accompanied internationally with renowned artists of Vocal, Instrumental & Dance.
A Scholarship winner from “Music and Drama Academy of Rajasthan”. Amarjeet Singh has won many laurels such as the “Sangeet Bhushan (Music jewel)” award from the Education Department of Rajasthan and also was awarded by Canadian Red Cross with Leadership Circle Award.