I’m really looking forward to taking part in this concert on Friday 13th alongside two very talented artists – Olivia Moore (violin) and classical guitarist Dharmapani.

Olivia will be accompanied by Indian Bansuri player Lisa Mallett and tabla player Mohinder Singh and I’ll be taking the opportunity to play a set of instrumental piano music.

The evening looks set to be a beautiful and inspiring musical experience and in a wonderful setting – the main shrine room at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre (Park Road, Moseley).

Buddhist Centre

Olivia Moore has enjoyed playing internationally and recording with some of the world’s top artists, most notably Mukesh Jadhav (tabla) and Jean Toussaints (saxophone). She wrote to me about the concert saying “My music comes from my heart and reflects my journey through different states of being. All my projects embody my quest to bring together my different musical interests to make something that is meaningful”.

This will be a thirty minute classical indian recital. We are planning to play two ragas, Raga Hansadhvani and Raga Yaman. Hansadhvani is a joyful sounding raga. It’s name means ‘song of the swan’. It is a popular south indian raga which has recently become very popular in the north of india as well. Yaman has been regarded as one of the grandest and most fundamental ragas in hindustani music.

Dharmapani has been a classical guitarist for 30 years and has taught in Birmingham for the last 15 years. He usually plays in a duo called ‘The Well-Tempered Guitar Duo’. During the concert he will be playing some music from Isaac Albeniz and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Should be a lovely evening, I hope you can make it – it starts at 7.30pm and its £5 on the door.

Birmingham News

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