Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia
Internationally renowned flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is the most well-known flutist in India today.
Hariprasad was fascinated by music and started learning it in secret, though he underwent training on the wrestling arena too to please his father. He started learning vocal music under the tutelage of his neighbour Pt. Rajaram. He shifted to playing the flute under Pt. Bholanath of Varanasi.
Hariprasad Chaurasia has performed across India and in various corners of the globe. He teamed up with another famous classical musician Pt. Shivkumar Sharma to form a group called Shiv-Hari and has given the music for several Hindi movies. He has performed in collaboration with several prominent musicians around the world including the likes of John McLaughlin and Jan Gabarek.
Among the many awards he has won, mention may be made of the Sangeet Natak Academy award in 1984, the Konarak Samman in 1992, the Padma Bhushan in 1992, the Yash Bharati Samman in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2000. Some of the major albums released by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia include the Krishnadhwani 60, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia – Flute, Morning to Midnight Ragas, Call of the Valley, Venu, Live in Ahmedabad ’89, Immortal Series, Megh Malhar, Night Ragas, Live in Amsterdam ’92, All time Favorites, Live from Sawai Gandharva Music Festival etc.
Concerts with Pandit Hariprasad
In Search of Love, Peace and Harmony
Soul to Soul
Videos with Pandit Hariprasad
Articles with Pandit Hariprasad
On a sultry Sunday evening, we decide to visit Pandit Hariprasad Charausia’s gurukul. Tucked in a corner in the Mumbai suburbs, we enter his school to be greeted with the melodic notes of the bansuri.
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia talks in this vlog with DesiYUP founder Mahesvari about his concert with Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.
The two icons of North-Indian classical music are sharing the stage in Holland for the first time on the 25th of June in Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague. Panditji tells why this concert is so unique.
An interview of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia with presentator Kries Bandhoe, Amor FM. Was broadcast on Dutch radio on Friday the 20th of May.
PanditJi talked about his love for the bansuri, his life path and how he struggled to start his journey into Indian Classical music.
The Dutch Concert information Radio Concertzender has featured the upcoming concert of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia: In Search of Love, Peace and Harmony on their radio program.
As a student of Indian Classical Music, I have been to Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia’s Vrindavan Gurukul (school) in the past for many- a- times, just to listen to his music and to imbibe whatever I can from his divine playing. But this time my purpose to visit Vrindavan Gurukul was different! I was interviewing a musician for the first time ever and that too of Panditji’s calibre!