Sitar & Shehnai - Chaudhuri & Lal (12, 1&2)
Professor Chaudhuri has been performing for more than 45 years, and is one of the greatest sitar maestros of India. He is the world's leading expert in Maharishi Gandharva Veda music. Maharishi has awarded him the title of "Sangeet Chudamani" — one who has reached perfection in music.
Besides teaching at the University of Delhi, Professor Chaudhuri is currently Dean of the Colleges of Gandharva Veda at Maharishi Vedic University in Holland, U.S.A., and India, and is Visiting Professor at Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A. Professor Chaudhuri is the author of two books on music and has published many papers world-wide.
Anant Lal was born in a family with the musical heritage of Benares. The shehnai has been played in his family for over 250 years. Pandit Anant Lal has gained recognition in India and abroad for his outstanding performances. He has been honored twice with the Sangeet Natak Award given by the President of India.
Both artists are accompanied by Ashis Sengupta on tabla, by Daya Shankar on shehnai, and by Pratik Chaudhuri on sitar.