Keyvan Chemirani was born in Paris as the son of Jamsid Chemirani (Persian classical musican) from Tehran, Keyvan Chemirani started learning the zarb at the age of 13. Taught by his father, he soon assimilated the traditional technique. He studied for his masters in mathematics until 1989, when he launched an international career as soloist and accompanist.
Anindo Chatterjee is one of the world's greatest tabla players. The director of the Farrukhabad Gharana of Tabla, founded by Haji Vilayat Khan Saheb, Chatterjee continues to give new voice to his instrument.
This is a composition of Pandit Shubhendra Rao on Sitar and Saskia Rao-de Haas on her Indian Cello based on the popular South Indian Raga, Charukesi.
The music of Pandit Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao-de Haas has been hailed as "taking Indian Music to a brave new era". New York Times described their music as "movingly meditative". Together they carry Indian music towards new horizons with their strong belief in the unifying power of music. On stage, their effortless musical communication and improvisation is a joyful experience. A leading disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, Shubhendra Rao has been remarked upon as a "musical bridge to many cultures". Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, guru of Saskia says, 'Saskia is someone who has been taught by God'. Saskia is a pioneer in the world of music for introducing a new instrument, the Indian Cello, to classical Indian music.