Friday 18th March 2022, 1.10pm
Jonathan Mayer sitar
Manjeet Rasiya tabla
Fesitval of Improv!
Jonathan and Manjeet will announce their programme at the start of the concert.
Despite Manjeet Rasiya’s interest and involvement in music from around the globe, he is particularly passionate about spreading the magic of tabla. He was fortunate enough to be guided on his own learning journey by Sri Gurmeet Singh Virdee, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and later, became the gandabandhan shagirdh of Pandit Yogesh Samsi. To say that he has been instructed and influenced by the very best is beyond dispute, and he has taken such expert tuition and used it to spread the gospel of tabla wherever his travels have taken him.
Son of the late Kolkata composer Jonathan Mayer, Jonathan began his musical training at the early age of 5 with Violin, Piano & Composition. He started his initial training under the western sitarist Clem Alford who was a disciple of Sachindra Nath Saha, Senia Gharana. Later he studied Imdadkhani Gharana technical proficiency under Ustad Wajahat Khan for a short while and finally settled in to the Senia Veen-kar Gharana under the extremely knowledgeable maestro the late Pandit Subroto Roychowdhury.
Next Lunchtime Concert: 1.10pm Friday 23rd September 2022
David Malusa piano
Winner of the 2010 Jaques Samuel Pianos Intercollegiate Piano Competition, David has won numerous international prizes and has performed to high praise as a soloist across Europe. For his Brunel debut David will perform Liszt’s monumental solo piano transcription of Beethoven’s Symphony No.5.