Sangeet Premi Rising Star Award 2014 Winners

Sangeet Premi Club are proud to announce the 2014 winners of the Sangeet Premi Rising Star Awards. Please check the Sangeet Mela 2014 Programme page for their performance times.

Helena Joshi (Kathak dance)Ku. Helena Joshi (Kathak dance)  Helena Joshi has learnt many styles of dance in the past including Indian, Bollywood and various western styles of dance including jazz, tap, ballet, latin and contemporary dance. However she always had this intuitive feeling and resonance towards Classical Indian Dance. Two years ago whilst studying Medicine, destiny answered her intention and introduced her to her Guru Prerana Deshpande whilst []
Senjuti Maitra (vocal)Ku. Senjuti Maitra (vocal)  Senjuti Maitra started taking formal lessons in classical music in Kolkata, Agarpara from Amit Chakraborty, Bhavna Sangeet Academy. Since moving to Brisbane in 2008 she is continuing lessons through Skype from Amit Chakraborty. Ragas learnt so far: Bhairab, Emon, Bilabal, Kaafi, Bhupali, Bageshree, Brindabani saarang, Khambag, Bhimpalashri, Ashabori, Desh and Durga. She has performed commercial and semi-classical music several times on []
Anjuha Ketheeswaran (sitar)Ku. Anjuha Ketheeswaran (sitar)  Anjuha Ketheeswaran commenced learning Sitar in March 2011 from Smt Shrabani Choudhury of Vishnupur Gharana. Notable performances have included ‘Nrityanjali’ – Indian Classical Dance Festival at BEMAC and several festivals at Sri Selva Vinayak Kovil. Anju has been accompanied by several tabla players including Shen Flindell (Founder of Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School) and Dheeraj Shrestha (Conductor at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University). []
TitoSri Arka Tito Basu (tabla)  Arka Tito Basu has been learning tabla for 11 years now, since 2003, and recently received a distinction in the Grade 8 Tabla Exam from Pandit Ram Sahai Sangeet Vidyalaya (PRSSV), London. He has also received three first places in the Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School concerts and has had the opportunity to perform with his guru-ji Shen Flindell []

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