Indian Classical Music
At the concert you can experience authentic Indian music,when Arjun Verma (sitar), Gurdain Rayatt (tabla) and Wini Hald (tambura) play the Indian music's distintive melodies and tone systems (ragas) at the Scandinavian Yoga and Meditation School, Købmagergade 65, 1150 København K.
Tickets pr. concert: 225 kr/ 175 kr
(reduced price for students, pensioners and yogastudents at the school)
- By email: email@example.com or on tel. +45 33 34 35 36 during opening hours Monday - Friday 10 - 17.
- You can also buy tickets at the Yoga School's shop at Købmagergade 65.
- Remaining tickets are sold at the entrance.
About the musicians
Arjun Verma is the son of Roop Verma, whose sitar concerts and workshops many of our students have experienced here at the school. Already at the age of five Arjun began learning sitar by his father and as a teenager he studied directly with world-famous sitarist Ali Akbar Khan for eight years. Arjun continues in the best possible way the tradition - both as a concert musician and as a teacher. He teaches at Ali Akbar College of Music, the California Jazz Conservatory and is also the head of the sitar line at the East-West School of Music. He works from the same understanding of North Indian Classical Music as his two masters: the music is not entertainment, but a path to personal development - a means of connecting with the deepest experience of being human. The sound vibrations touch our inner being.
This concept of music creates a unique opportunity for immersion and Arjun Verma provides this quality regardless of whether he plays for a small dedicated group or a large audience, as when he played for the United Nations in Geneva for the 50th anniversary. Or when he brings the sitar into Western music forms such as opera and jazz or collaborates with Bob Weir from Grateful Dead. Among the many artists he works with are Krishna Das and Alam Khan.
Gurdain Rayatt was born and lives in the UK, where he is one of the country’s leading tabla players. He has performed at many prominent concert venues and at major Indian music festivals such as Darbar and Saptak, as well as world music festivals such as WOMAD. Gurdain studied with tabla legend Guru Acharya Pandit Shankar Ghosh. His performances range from traditional classical Indian music and dance to cross-cultural and experimental fusion works.
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Wini Hald is a trained yoga teacher from Scandinavian Yoga and Meditation School and has taught yoga for more than 40 years in various cities in Scandinavia. Wini has previously sung in Vor Frue Kirkes Choir in Aarhus, where she has also studied music theory. For a number of years, she has accompanied the sitar master Roop Verma on tambura at his concerts in Scandinavia.