Principal Conductor: Gaurav Mazumdar
A widely travelled and vastly experienced performer, Gaurav is an expert of Hindustani music, as well as being well-versed in western and world music collaborations. Having originally mastered the violin, Gaurav went on to further his musical ability with the sitar, and was discovered and tutored by the legendary Pandit Ravi Shankar.
Now a teacher and composer of international repute, Gaurav’s versatility is reflected through numerous collaborations with western musicians such as Daniel Hope, Philip Glass and Kenny Werner. He has composed music for Ballet and a score entitled ‘Akanksha’ for a concert he performed at the Vatican to celebrate the new millennium; becoming the first Indian musician to perform there.
Gaurav began his association with Samyo in the summer of 2008 as Composer of the Year. Now in his role as Principal Conductor, he is responsible for preparing the orchestra for concerts, training the musicians, and leading on education work.
Read more about him at www.gauravmazumdar.com