Cancelled due to technical reasons.

Holder of the State Music Award from 1995, disciple of legendary Pandit Mani Lal Nag, sitarist Raju Chakraborty comes to visit the Czech Republic for the first time to perform and teach ancient art of Indian classical music.

17.10. Semily: Concert, 19:30 Čajovna U Robinsona
19.10. Praha: Concert, 19:30 Hussite Church Chapel, Wuchterlova 5
20.-24.10. Bašť: 5-day Sitar Workshop by Raju Chakraborty + 2-day Tabla Workshop by Florian Schiertz
26.10. Jičín: Concert, 20:00 Valdštejnská lodžie

Raju Chakraborty – Sitar

Born in a musical family in the district of North 24 Parganas of under State West Bangal in India. He was initiated into the sitar by his father and later on by Ashim Mitra. From childhood he was actively involved into music as well. He has been learning the sitar for the last 21 years relentlessly as a sincere disciple of the renowned sitarist Pandit Mani Lal Nag.

Raju Chakrabaorty won the State Music Award 1995. He has presented sitar recital at various conferences like Sarba BharatiyaSangeet-o-Sanskriti Parishad, Biswanath Bose Music Conference, Sangitam College of Music, Debgandhar Music Conference, Hindol Music Conference and many others.

Florian Schiertz – Tabla

Born in 1973 in Germany Florian Schiertz postgraduated in performance at the Rotterdam Conservatoire in the fields of tabla and North Indian classical music. He is a disciple of Sumantra Guha of the Farukhabad gharana and has recently returned from his 17th studying and performing sojourn in India. Florian accompanied sitar player Pandit Kushal Das in Europe and in India. With Kolkata based musician Kalyan Mukherjee he gave about 100 sarod concerts. His performance with western-classical percussionist Wolfram Winkel at the tabla festival in Munich has been broadcasted on BR-Klassik on 11.01.2014 with the comment: “A meeting of cultures: breathtaking and full of suspense.”

“Path breaking: German Tabla Vadak holds audience spellbound” – The Hitavada, M.P., INDIA, 15.02.2009 Newspaper Clippings”The BEAT SCIENTISTS – German percussionists Florian Schiertz and Wolfram Winkel script a new musical language” – The Hindu, February 26, 2015

“One can never master Indian classical music” – Times of India, March 2014

“Tabla is his soul” – Indian Express, March 2011

“Soul of music can cross boundaries” – The Hindu, INDIA, April 2010

Prague concert

Canceled due to technical reasons.


Let us immerse ourselves into meditative tones of Indian ragas in the beautiful chapel of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church. We can look forward to 90 – 120 minutes of performance comprising 3-4 evening ragas with short intermission in the middle of the concert.


19th October 2018
7:30 – 10 pm


Czechoslovak Hussite Church chapel
Wuchterlova 5 Praha – Dejvice
160 00


Sitar – Raju Chakraborty
Tabla – Florian Schiertz
Tampura – Eva Hlinková

Sitar and tabla workshop

Five-day (20 th – 24 th October) workshop for sitarists under guidance of Raju Chakraborty and two-day (20 th – 21 st October) workshop for tabla players under supervision of Florian Schiertz dedicated to the interpretation of Indian classical music, mainly ragas, will be held in the Yoga school in Bašť. The workshop is suitable not only for the sitar and tabla players, but also to all musicians interested – singers, guitarists, drummers etc. Jan Dvořák will also contribute to the workshop with two weekend evening lectures on microtonal aspects of Indian classical music.

Price: 1000 CZK / day / person (including accommodation and meals).
Location: Škola jógy Bašť, Dlouhá 180, Bašť
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