11th February, 2018

8 AM Onwards

Amber at Amet Haveli, Ambrai Ghat

Entry by Invitation only

Dhruv Bedi (India)

TITLE/GENRE: Hindustani Instrumental Classical Sitar

Dhruv was born in the family of musicians. His grooming in sitar began at tender age of four years. Born in 1990 Dhruv started learning from his father Sh. Jagdeep Singh Bedi, a renowned sitar and surbahar artist. Nowadays, he is fortunate to receive training under the guidance of the internationally renowned sitar and surbahar Maestro Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee. Dhruv honed his skills in the traditional form of “Guru Shishya Parampara”. He is now regarded as one of the most promising upcoming sitar players in the country.

Being a part of ‘Imdadkhani Gharana’ Dhruv is an ‘A’ Grade Artist of All India Radio in the field of Hindustani Music (Instrumental) sitar and regularly gives solo performaces in Radio and T.V. Dhruv Has performd extensively all over India and abroad in all major festivals in countries like USA , U.K. , Switzerland , Sweden , Spain , Russia , Mauritius , South Korea , etc. to name a few.

He has been awarded the prestigious National Scholarship by C.C.R.T in the field of Hindustani Music (instrumental) sitar. He has also been selected for the award of Senior Scholarship by Ministry of Culture, Government of India. He is recipient of Shri Ravi Koppikar Memorial Award as well.

Dhruv is an empanelled artist with I.C.C.R. Dhruv has performed in many prestigious festivals including World Economic Forum-Davos-Switzerland, Utsav Music Festival at John F. Kennedy center for performing Arts USA, Delhi Jazz Festival, Vishnu Digamber Jayanti Sangeet Samaroh, Delhi Ethano Music Festival in Sweden, , BRICS Summit- Goa and Jaipur, Silk Route Festival N.C.P.A. Mumbai, Chandigarh Music Festival, and Aarohi Music Festival, Asian Music Festival-South Korea amongst many others.

Dhruv Performed in Asian music conference in South Korea (Seoul), where Dhruv was the youngest artist representing India amongst the other 14 Asian countries. Dhruv perform three individual solo concerts and two concerts in collaboration with established Korean artist which was telecasted LIVE on various T.V channels.

Dhruv has performed in front of Heads of State like Prime Minister Mr. Nariendra Modi, President Dr. APJ Kalam, PM Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister and President of Mauritius , Russia , China , Brazil , South Africa to name a few.