Background: PANDIT ALOK LAHIRI... is one of the most eminent Sarod Players of India today. His Sarod playing reflects the subtly, estheticism and nostalgic spirituality of his gharana while combining it with resonant power and intensity to captivate the listener with the beauty and originality of his Sarod Playing. Pt. Lahiri won the PresidentÂ§s Gold Medal award for musical excellence, standing first in All India Radio music competition in 1975. Pt. Lahiri has taken part in many Classical Music conferences & festivals all over India and has played across the world (UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Russia, Middle East, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Hong Kong etc) engaging himself in the propagation of Hindustani Classical Music. Pt. Lahiri possess the dignity of performing in the Â§EUROPE PARLIAMENTÂ§ in Strasbourg and Cannes World Music Festival, France as first Indian along with his son & disciple Abhisek Lahiri a boy of 25, who has risen to prominence as an "Â§A" GradeÂ§ Sarod player of India today, distilling the essence of four generations of hereditary musicianship. Pt. Lahiri is regular artist of All Indian Radio, National Television and also has been invited by these forums for composing orchestrations for special occasions. He has also been responsible for the sound tracks of several Indian Films notably International film Director Satyajit Ray'Â§s Â¢Shatranj ki KhiladiÂ¢ (The Chess Player). A particular strength of Pt. Lahiri is duets. For this he has been sought out by top- graded musicians like Pt. V.G. Jog (Violin), Pt. Manilal Nag (Sitar) & Pt. Sohonlal Sharma (Harmonium). In fact his Sitar- Sarod duet recording with Pt. Manilal Nag is considered exemplary in its genre. Pt. Lahiri has been honored by the post of Director of Indian Music in Freies Musikzentrum, Stuttgart- Germany. Along with his wife Smt. Kajal Lahiri, Pt. Lahiri now operates a school of Music SUR SANGAM ACADEMY OF MUSICÃÂ¢ through which he has become a beloved teacher of Sarod, Sitar and other instruments to scores of students of all ages. Pt. Lahiri is currently associated with Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata as External Expert and CCRT, New Delhi as Regional Selection Committee member. He is a participated member of ICCR, New Delhi and was formerly attached with Cultural Department, Govt of West Bengal.
Interests: Promotion of Indian Classical Music across the world by way of concerts, workshops and Lecture demonstrations.
Goals: Transmission of knowledge amongst next generation by way of Guru Sishya Parampara.