• Ebadul Huq Shaikat

    Ebadul Huq Shaikat is a disciple of Pandit Kartik Seshadri. Shaikat started his musical journey through learning Tabla from Madan Gopal Das. In 1993 he started learning Sitar from Ustad Khurshid Khan and continued till 1995.He then learnt Sitar from Pandit Ajay Sinha Roy. From 1998 Shaikat started taking lessons from Pandit Deepak Choudhury and continued till his death. At present he is learning from Pandit Kartik Seshadri. He is also working as sitar teacher at Chhayanaut.

  • Enamul Haque Omar

    Born in 1963, Md. Enamul Haque is a skilled percussionist who plays both the tabla and the mridangam. A chief tabla accompanist of Jatiya Rabindra Sangeet Shammilan Parishad, Dhaka, Enamul worked at Chhayanaut Sangeet Bidyayatan for 18 years and is currently a member of Ananda Dhoni, a renowned cultural organisation of Bangla Music. He is an enlisted percussion artist of Bangladesh Television and a regular performer in private Bangladeshi television channels. Enamul has performed at various national events, accompanying many leading singers of Bangladesh.

  • Firoz Khan

    Firoz Khan is a distinguished sitar artist from Bangladesh. He was inspired to follow a career in music by his maternal uncle Ustad Khurshid Khan, and trained under Late Laxmi Kanto Dey. Khan has performed at prestigious shows in Bangladesh and abroad. He also earned several awards throughout his career for his contributions to music. He is presently serving as the Music Director of Bangladesh Betar, Dhaka.

  • Ganesh Rajagopalan and Kumaresh Rajagopalan

    Ganesh and Kumaresh Rajagopalan are a noted Indian duo of violin players who are a part of the Carnatic music fraternity. The brothers are best known for their contributions to Shastriya Sangeetham (Classical Music) – bringing forward refreshingly original content and style for the instrument. Ganesh and Kumaresh were born in Kanpur and began their training under the guidance of their father, T S Rajagopalan. The brothers began performing on stage from a very early age. Ganesh and Kumaresh performed extensively in India, United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Middle East, South East Asia, Maldives, Australia and etc. They were the youngest violinists to be recognised as A-top ranking artistes by the All India Radio and was awarded with the State Artistes of Tamil Nadu while still in their teens, the Asthana Vidwans of the Sri Matam of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and Sringeri Sharada Madhom, Dwaram Venkata Swami Naidu Award and titles including Kalaimamani, Sunaada Sironmani, Sangeetha Saragnya, Sarasahana Praveena amongst many others.

  • Gazi Abdul Hakim

    Gazi Abdul Hakim is a renowned flautist from Bangladesh. He trained under the guidance of Mukul Biswas, Dulal Babu, Sheikh Ali Ahmed and Binoy Ray. Hakim has performed at prestigious shows in Bangladesh and abroad – some of his notable performances include a show at House of Commons in 1994 and at the Commonwealth Summit in Canberra in 2001. He has been working as a Staff Artiste at Bangladesh Betar since 1974.

  • Girija Devi

    Girija Devi is an iconic Indian classical vocalist of the Seniya and Banaras Gharana. She began her training under the guidance of vocalist and sarangi artist, Sarju Prasad Misra, in khayal and tappa before continuing her training under Chand Misra in a variety of disciplines. A career spanning over six decades, Devi has been a Guru at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy since its inception and is a recipient of many prestigious awards including the Padma Vibhushan in 2016, Padma Bhushan in 1989, Padma Shri in 1972, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1977 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, amongst numerous others.

  • Government Music College

    The sixth edition of Bengal Classical Music Festival will feature a khayal recital by students of the Government Music College. The college is one of the oldest and renowned institutions in Bangladesh. It is also an affiliate of the National University.

  • Hariprasad Chaurasia

    Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is an internationally renowned exponent of the bansuri. By the age of fifteen, he was studying classical vocal music from Pandit Raja Ram of Benares but changed his focus to playing the flute after hearing a recital by Pandit Bholanath. Chaurasia is considered to be one of India’s most-respected classical musicians; earning him several prestigious awards and honours – which included the Padma Vibhushan, Sangeet Natak Academy Award, National Eminence, the title ‘Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau’ by the Dutch Royal family at Amsterdam, Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of France, amongst many others. He serves as the artistic director of the World Music Department at the Rotterdam Music Conservatory in the Netherlands.