An evening of soul-stirring Hindustani classical music featuring two highly skilled performers and teachers based in Melbourne – Ustad Aminul Haque (vocal) in the first half, and Radheyshyam Gupta OAM (sitar) in the second half. Brought to you by the newly formed Melbourne Hindustani Classical Music Society (www.mhcms.org).
• Ustad Aminul Haque is a reputed music teacher, performer and musician. Originally from Bangladesh, he learnt his art from several well known Indian musicians including Padmabhusan Kishori Amonkar, Ustad Shri Mithun De, Ustad Phool Muhammad, Smt Anjali Roy and Sohrab Hossain and Shri Laxmikant Bapat (a disciple of Pt Bhimsen Joshi of Kirana Style
• Radheyshyam Gupta was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his contributions to Hindustani Classical Music in Australia in 2014. He is a well known performer and teacher of the Sitar. completed Sangeet Visharad (graduation in music) from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in Mumbai in 1966 under the guidance of Pt. Raghunath Talegaonkar of Agra. He has also learnt from renowned Indian radio artist Anil Dhar at the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in Delhi and from Pt. Debi Prasad Chatterjee, the prime disciple of the stalwart of Senia Mehar Gharana, Pt. Nikhil Banerjee.