Music is what binds the world together. The medium has the power to transcend all boundaries. To celebrate its reach and strength, Krintan in association with Friends of Music, has organised the Strings of the World festival.
'We are privileged to have Rikskonsertene (Concerts Norway) as our primary backers since they have been engaged with promoting good music,' said Sharat Chandra Srivastava of Krintan and Festival Director.
The festival will be marked by a world music festival dedicated to string instruments. There will be representation from all major musical genres — from Western and Hindustani classical to folk, jazz and more. It aims to showcase rare and dying string instruments and musicians.
The musicians are drawn from varied cultures and continents to create a unique musical and cultural experience. Some of the best string musicians in the world are a part of the festival.
The line-up includes Trondheim Soloists and Gjermund Larsen from Norway; Tim Kliphius from Amsterdam; Nigel Richard, Adam Suthernand, Marc Clement and Charlie Mckerron from Scotland; Gyan Singh, Sushmit Sen and Utsav Lal from India along with Sardar Kha, Safi Mohammud, Mangla Ram who will be representing Rajasthani musicians and Liu Guangyu from China.
'The festival would not have been possible without the backing of several Norwegian entities. The Trondheim Soloists are excited to be here, engaging with so many different musical styles,' said Steinar Larsen, Managing director, The Trondheim Soloists.
'I will be performing all my compositions from Depths of the Ocean, which is my first solo album that is mostly an offshoot from Indian Ocean. My guitar and me are going to explore the unchartered waters at the festival,' Sushmit Sen signs off.
At: Club Patio, Block E, South City 1, Gurgaon
When: 16-17 November
Timings: 7 pm onwards
Tickets: Rs 600 (including dinner)