After having studied with Deepak Choudhury and later under Kushal Das, Joyeeta Sanyal was influenced by the art of Gayakee Gharana by Kumar Roy. She received a study grant from the Centre for Cultural Resources of New Delhi and during her professional career she has given many concerts and has appeared on Indian national televition. In 2005 she attended the ITC Academy in Kolkata, where she was able to follow courses by Maestro Manilal Nag, and later she continued her studies under the guidance of Maestros Ajoy Chakrabarty and Partha Charrerjee. Currently, Joyeeta is involved in many artistic projects in Europe.
Nicolò Melocchi is an Italian musician and now a point of reference in Europe for Indian music and for the Bansuri flute. After being accepted as a disciple by Maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Nicolò divides his time between India and Italy while continuing to give performances and concerts. In 2019 he was nominated by the Hyderabad Rotary Club as the finest exponent of classical Indian music and was granted the “Pandit Jasraj Award”. In addition to giving concerts both as a solo performer and in instrumental ensembles, Nicolò often accompanies maestro H. Chaurasia on tour in India and Italy for performances in many important venues.
Sanjay Kansa Banik
Born in 1976 in a music loving Bengali family, in India. Sanjay has started learning Tabla at the tender age of five and half under the able guidance of Sri Gautam Dam and later Prof. Dulal Natto of the distinguish Benaras Gharana (School of Tabla). Sanjay has participated in various music competitions in the different corner of India. He has won the first prize in the National level competition, took place in Delhi in 1996 and has been awarded by the President of India. He is a artist of All India Radio (AIR) since 1990. Various TITLES has been bestowed on him such as Talmani (Master of Rhythm),Sangeet Ratna (Jewel of music),Sangeet Visarad (Special knowledge in music)etc.are few to name. Sanjay has done his M.Mus. from the Rabindra Bharati University(RBU),Calcutta in the year of 2001,and stood First class First position among all subjects in the university, and for this recognition he has been awarded with Gold Medal by the Governor of the West Bengal state.
Sanjay has been travelling all over the world since 2004. From 2006 he has been living in Rome, Italy where he teaches and performs extensively with Sergio Cammariere, Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio(OPV), Etno Jazz group WORLDREAM.
In 2015 a documentary film on Sanjay’s musical life titled ‘A journey on the Tabla’ has been released, directed by Simone Mariani.
with the presence of
Shyam Chand director Cultural Wing, Indian Embassy, Rome
Adriano Valerio Rossi president ISMEO
Riccardo Biadene artistic director Summermela/FIND, KAMA Productions