Bansuri Masterclass and Retreat

From 9 to 14 July 2024

This year, to celebrate the 15th edition of the Marranzano World Fest, we have the honor to host in Sicily the famous Master Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia,
a real living legend of the Bansuri, the flute of classical Indian music of Hindustani tradition.
With over sixty years of intense musical activity as an international concert performer, composer of film soundtracks and protagonist of illustrious collaborations with artists such as George Harrison, John McLaughlin, Jan Garbarek, Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussein and many others, Master Chaurasia is internationally recognized as an ambassador of classical Indian culture and tradition in the world.

Despite the venerable age of 86 years, Maestro Chaurasia continues to spread this musical art, making concerts and masterclasses in different countries of the world.
He was director of the Indian music department at the Rotterdham Conservatory and currently directs the Indian music school ” Vrindaban Gurukul ” in Mumbai, India.


Bansuri Masterclass and Retreat


From 9 to 14 July, in the enchanting setting of a villa surrounded by greenery on the slopes of Etna and a few minutes from the sea of Sicily, an immersive experience in the practice of Indian music, under the guidance of a great guru, accompanied by his first pupil Debopriya Chatterjee, and by Nicolò Melocchi, disciple of the master Chaurasia since 2013 and teacher of bansuri flute at the Department of Traditional Music of India at the Conservatory milan.


Daily programme


8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast*
10:00-12:00 Group Lessons with Master Chaurasia
13:00 Lunch*
17:00-19:00 Group practice led by Debopriya Chattarjee
20:00 Dinner*


Final concert at dawn


At dawn on July 14, the retreat will conclude with a concert by Maestro Chaurasia accompanied by Debopriya Chattarjee (Bansuri), Nicolò Merlocchi (Bansuri) Sanjay Kansa Banik (Tabla)

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Informazioni sul Festival
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Produzione e direzione artistica
MoMu Mondo di Musica

Produzione esecutiva e amministrazione
Associazione Musicale Etnea