My Guru: Pt.Alok Lahiri
Pt. Alok Lahiri is one of the best known sarod maestros of India. His playing reflects a subtelty, aesthetic and nostalgic spirituality. The beauty and originality of his sarod playing has captivated many listeners across the world.
Pt. Lahiri is a President’s Gold Medal winner for musical excellence in 1975. He has since played across the world engaging himself in the propagation of Hindustani Classical Music.
He has performed in the ‘Europe Parliament’ in Strasbourg and Cannes World Music Festival, France as the first Indian musican. His son & disciple Abhisek Lahiri has also risen to prominence as a well known Sarod player today, representing the fourth generation of this musical family.
Pt. Lahiri has been responsible for the sound tracks of several Indian Films notably “Shatranj ki Khiladi” (The Chess Player) by International film Director Satyajit Ray.
Along with his wife Smt. Kajal Lahiri, Pt. Lahiri now operates “Sur Sangam Academy of Music” and is a beloved teacher of Sarod, Sitar and other instruments to scores of students of all ages globally.