Riverside Ragas: Jasdeep Singh Degun (sitar)

Presented with GemArts

Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Pre-concert talk 7.15pm - 7.45pm

Jasdeep is fast establishing a name for himself as a rising star of the Indian classical and contemporary music scenes, and this concert will showcase his versatile approach and exceptional playing on the sitar.

In the first half, Jasdeep presents a traditional Indian Classical solo accompanied on tabla by Upneet Dhadyalla. In the second half, Jasdeep performs a contemporary set featuring music from his debut album, Anomaly. Jasdeep is joined by Glenn Sharp guitar, Liz Hanks cello, Upneet Dhadyalla tabla, Abhiram Sahathevan Mridangam.

As part of GemArts Riverside Ragas concert series, ticket holders can also attend the pre-concert talk at 7.15pm, free of charge.

Presented by GemArts with Sage Gateshead

Jasdeep…

Awarded the Yuva Sangeet Ratna ‘Musician of the Year’ at the National Indian Arts Awards 2016, Jasdeep is fast establishing a name for himself as a rising star of the Indian classical and contemporary music scenes. Jasdeep acquires a deep insight into the art of Indian Classical music through his teacher, Ustad Dharambir Singh MBE, and continues to develop his skills in performance, composition, and production.

An active musician and sitar player, Jasdeep has performed internationally in many high profile productions and prestigious venues, including Buckingham Palace, the Amphitheatre in Doha, and the Royal Albert Hall at the 2014 BBC Proms to name a few. A keen composer, Jasdeep has written, arranged, and produced music for a diverse array of projects and soundtracks, including music for string quartets, contemporary classical ensembles, prolific dance pieces, and high profile music productions.

Jasdeep was recently awarded a Sky Academy Scholarship, worth £30,000, to work on a debut album of contemporary and classical music. As part of the scholarship, Jasdeep is currently mentored by the illustrious multi-instrumentalist and producer, Nitin Sawhney.

A family ticket is available for £32.70 (Four people, at least one must be under 18). Please call Ticket Office to book.

Stage Times

20:00 – 20:45 – First Half
20:45 – 21:05 – Interval
21:05 – 21:50 – Second Half
(Please note timings are subject to change)

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