Bijapure Harmonium Foundation
World Harmonium Summit 2018
5 - 7 January, 2018, Bengaluru, India

About

To commemorate the birth centenary of the Legendary Harmonium exponent,
Guruvarya Pt. Rambhau Bijapure, Bijarapure Harmonium Foundation welcomes you all to the World Harmonium Summit.


The event will be featuring scintillating performance by celebrated and prominent harmonium maestros from across the world.


  • Harmonium solo and duet recitals
  • Jugalbandi with Sitar and Sarangi
  • Theatre Music
  • Glamour of Filmy, Pop and Folk Music
  • Harmonium Ensembles
  • Lecture Demonstrations
  • Documentary Shows
  • Release of e-books, Audio Archives and Souvenirs
  • 100 Voices Choir
  • 100 Harmoniums Ensemble
When
Where
5 ‐ 6 Jan 2018
Sri Krishnadevaraya Kalamandhir,
behind Chowdiah Memorial Hall
7 Jan 2018
Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Bijapure Harmonium Foundation


The ‘foundation’ has been involved in multifarious activities such as training next generation harmonium players; organizing music concerts and unique thematic events, with a focus on Harmonium; publication of Guruji’s biography; production of video documentary; archives and documentation; hosting workshops and lecture demonstrations.

Pt. Rambhau Bijapure


One among the noble souls the music world has seen. Guruji lived a life of 94 years full of accomplishments and contentment. Blessed by the galaxy of maestros of last century, like Vid. Hannikeri Mallayya, Pt.Ramkrishnabuva Vaze, Pt Shivarambuva Vaze, Pt.Kagalkarbuva, he treasured the rich heritage of Hindustani classical music. He taught music to more than 15,000 students over a period of 76 years. He accompanied five generations of vocalists of the country, starting from Ustad Abdul Kareem Khan Saheb. He explored very unique profile of the Harmonium as a solo instrument. He brought life into harmonium with help of grace notes, volume control and perfect balance of sound and silence. His style of playing continues for three generations, to carve its own place, under the title ‘BIJAPURE GHARANA’

Event Schedule

Day 1 · Jan 5, 2018


9:00 a.m.Breakfast
9:30 a.m.Morning Sessions
12:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m.Afternoon Sessions
5:00 p.m.Tea Break
5:30 p.m.Evening Sessions

1

Harmonium Solo

Kaavya Valiveti
2

Harmonium Solo

Vid Palladam Venkataramana Rao
3

Samvadini Solo

Rajendra Vaishampayan
4

Theatre Music

Vid R. Paramasivan
5

Harmonium Duet

Umakant Puranik and Narasimha Kulkarni
6

Lecture Demonstration

Dr Rajnarayan
7

Documentary

About Pt Rambhau Bijapure
8

Lecture Demonstration

Vid B Raghuram
9

Harmonium Duet

Pt Dr Sudhanshu Kulkarni and Sarang Kulkarni
10

Bemisal Baaja

Aditya Oke
11

Harmonium Solo

Suvendu Banerjee
12

Harmonium and Sitar Duet

Pt Vishwanath Kanhere and Ustad. Chhote Rahimat Khan

Day 2 · Jan 6, 2018


9:00 a.m.Breakfast
9:30 a.m.Morning Sessions
12:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m.Afternoon Sessions
5:00 p.m.Tea Break
5:30 p.m.Evening Sessions

1

Harmonium Solo

Vijay Ghaskadvi
2

Open Session

Pt Pramod Marathe
3

Harmonium Solo

Dr Vinay Mishra
4

Harmonium Solo

Vid C. Ramdas
5

Harmonium Solo

Pt Dinkar Sharma
6

Harmonium Solo

Dr Arwind Thatte
7

22 Shruti Harmonium

Dr Vidyadhar Oke
8

Documentary

Pt Govindrao Patwardhan
9

Harmonium and Sarangi Duet

Deepak Marathe and Sarfaraz Khan
10

Harmonium Solo

Kedar Naphade
11

Guni Govind

Presentation on the Compositions of Pt Govindrao Tembe by Pt Sudheer Pote
12

Harmonium Ensemble

Tanmay Deochake
13

Harmonium Solo

Adv Ravindra Mane
14

Harmonium Solo

Pt Tulsidas Borkar

Day 3 · Jan 7, 2018


1

Shobha Yatre

2

Stage Function

3

Shatha Kantha Gayana

100+ Singers
4

Shatha Samvaadhini

100+ Harmonium players
5

Journey in Harmony

Dr Ravindra Katoti

Sponsors


The events of centenary celebrations will be attracting huge crowds from the creamy layers of the cross sections of the society, particularly cultured and elite groups. The events provide the best of the marketing and advertisement opportunities for the commercial enterprises. The events will be live streamed across the globe. The souvenirs will be circulated widely.

Support and sponsorships are solicited from the business houses and individuals, who stand by the endeavours of promotion of art and culture. Such support will come a long way in the promotion and propagation of Indian music and culture.

The contributions are eligible for tax excemption under the section 80G.