An NCPA & Furtados Presentation
Zubin Behramkamdin started learning the violin at the age of seven with Silloo Panthaki and passed the Licentiate Examination of the Trinity College of Music, London with distinction, standing first in India that year.
He has participated in various workshops and masterclasses conducted by internationally eminent musicians including the world-renowned cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich and Ralph de Souza of the Endellion String Quartet. He performs regularly in India as a soloist and in chamber music recitals, and has collaborated with many musicians, local and visiting, over the years. He has often played chamber music at the Sangat Chamber Music Festival and the Con Brio Festival.
Behramkamdin was selected to play in the European Community Youth Orchestra (now the European Union Youth Orchestra) conducted by Zubin Mehta for its tour covering performances in London, Madrid, Rome and cities in India. He has also played with the World Orchestra for Peace which consists of musicians from all over the world and which plays under the baton of Valerie Gergiev in concerts in London, Berlin, Moscow, Krakow, Budapest, Tel Aviv, St. Petersburg and Beijing. In 2018, he was selected to play in an international orchestra under the baton of Simon Rattle at the Berlin Philharmonic.
Emma Gilljam Tillu is a classical pianist from Sweden. She has a Bachelor of Music in performance from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm followed by a Master of Music in Chamber Music from the Royal College of Music at Edsberg Manor, Scandinavia’s top institution . She has also participated in several masterclasses by internationally renowned pianists and musicians such as Paul Roberts, Yonty Solomon, Hans Leygraf, the Altenberg Trio and Michel Béroff. She was awarded the Gottfried Boon scholarship by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 2004 and was a finalist in the national competition “Ung och Lovande” (Young and Promising) in 2003. Since her graduation in 2007, she has performed in many of the concert houses around Sweden, at several chamber music festivals, and as a soloist with several orchestras. In 2008, she toured extensively in China with the Stockholm Chamber Trio commissioned by Rikskonserter (Concerts Sweden).
Gilljam Tillu likes to collaborate with other art forms. She is the co-founder of the theatre company Theatre act and regularly performs in theatrical performances and dance performances in Europe, India and the United States.
For the last few years, she has has been based in Mumbai where she is working as a freelance pianist and piano teacher. In 2015, she made her Mumbai debut as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of India under the baton of Piotr Borkowski at Prithvi Theatre and a year before that with the Bombay Chamber Orchestra performing two different Mozart concertos. She has performed solo and chamber music concerts around India including Delhi, Bengaluru, Trivandrum, Pondicherry, Hyderabad and Dehradun.
L. Beethoven: Violin Piano Sonata No. 5 in F major “Spring”
N. Paganini : Andante Cantabile.
F Drdla: Fantasy on Carmen by Bizet
P. Sarasate : Ziguenerweisen
C. Franck: Violin Piano Sonata in A major.
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