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Classical Guitar Recital

An NCPA & The Olga & Jules Craen Foundation Presentation

Udit Gupta’s outgoing performance as YMOY 2020 has been delayed due to the Foundation being unable to conduct its annual event the past two Covid-restricted years.

Udit Gupta is a guitarist/composer who hails from a Western classical music background with a keen ear for Indian classical music as well.  Having passed his LTCL examination with distinction, he went on to win the All India Radio (AIR) Music Competition in the Western Instrumental category and was proclaimed an AIR-graded artiste. While at college he co-founded a tabla-guitar duo, The Crotchets, that was invited to perform at several TEDx venues and most notably at the Taj Mahotsav in 2019, on the grounds of the Taj Mahal in Agra. He refined his musical interpretation and performing skills under the tutelage of Madhavan Somanathan and has had masterclasses with world-renowned classical guitarists like David Russell, Pavel Steidl and Raphaella Smits. Gupta will be playing compositions by Mauro Giuliani, Luigi Legnani, Francisco Tárrega, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Jean Absil, Franz Schubert, Napoleon Coste and Antonio Lauro.

Syed Fateen Ahmed, a 14-year-old pianist, will also give a brief performance as the Incoming Young Musician of the Year YMOY 2023, the Olga & Jules Craen Foundation’s youngest yet.

Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6.50 pm.


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