Shyamant Behal will be playing music primarily from the South American countries of Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Paraguay and Venezuela. The pieces are for the most part composed in the 20th century. However, while some of the pieces from Cuba and Venezuela are written in traditional styles based on folk music, some of the Brazilian music by H. Villa-Lobos takes more modern forms. As a monsoon feature, he will be adding a number of lullabies to the program.
He perfected his skills as a musician while studying under Geneviève Chanut at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and received a Diplôme d’Éxecution at the end of his studies. He also enrolled at the École Nationale de Musique et de Danse de Cachan, and was awarded a Médaille d’Or upon completing his Diplôme d’Études Musicales. Since his return to India in 2007, he has given a number of concerts across the country, both as a soloist and with various ensembles.
Limited Seating. Donation based programme.
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