Dharambir Singh is one of the mostprominent North Indian Classical musicians based in U.K. A student of thelegendary Ustad Vilayat Khan he also studied for his MA at the School OfOriental and African studies at the University of London and is fellow of NESTA(National Endowment for Science Technology and Arts) and FTCL (Fellow TrinityCollege London). He was honoured with the Member of British Empire award in2011.
Apart for his extensive performance careerDharambir’s reputation as an educator is unparalleled in England. He worked asa tutor with Leicester Music Service, lecturer at Leeds College Of Music and anadviser at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on their BMus Degree in Indian Music incollaboration with Trinity College Of Music. He founded South Asain Arts-uk inLeeds. He was the founder and the artistic director of SAMYo the first nationalsouth Asian music youth orchestra and artistic adviser for Tarang, UK’s firstSouth Asian senior ensemble. He was a trustee with Darbar Heritage.
As part of his fellowship he has beeninvolved in pioneering work in creating technology solutions in different areasof North Indian Musical training. The software’s he has created provide selfstudy and teaching tools for pitch, rhythm, ragas and colour, tanpura (drone)and software's which responds to the Indian Sargam (solfa).
He works as a freelance performer, tutorand consultant.
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The artistsare Zoe Knighton - cello and Helen Ireland - viola, both founding members ofFlinders Quartet, also Shan Chen - violin, Nicholas Waters - violin.
They will present the following :
RICHARDMILLS String Quartet No. 4 Glimpses from my book of Dada
FRANZ SCHUBERT Winterreise (a selection) arranged for stringquartet by Calvin Bowman
FRANZ SCHUBERT String Quartet in D minor D.810 Death and the Maiden
Flinders Quartet (FQ) is instantlyrecognisable as one of Australia's most loved chamber music ensembles. Aquartet for the twenty-first century, FQ continues its second decade withacknowledged musical skill and maturity. Their dynamic and stirring performancesof a full spectrum of repertoire have audiences and critics articulating theiresteem, and the quartet is now a highly respected force in Australian chambermusic. FQ regularly commissions andpremieres works by Australian composers.