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The Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival, in collaboration with the Embassy of India in Cyprus, presents traditional Indian music by the award-winning Abhisek Lahiri and his musicians.
Notwithstanding the traditional essence which is one of the predominant feature of Indian Classical Music, Abhisek Lahiri, one of the youngest President Award Winning "A" grade sarod (traditional Indian instrument) artist of Prasar Bharati and Doordarshan.
Though he was trained under his eminent father and guru Pandit Alok Lahiri from a very tender age in the gurukul system, his approach of sarod playing belongs to the three major gharanas of Sarod which are Shahajahanpur, Senia Maihar and Senia Bangash.
Abhisek started performing in public at an early age of 11 years though he got his first break in national level in 1997 when he was invited by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia to play at "Saath Saath Festival" and that year he also gave his debut performance abroad in Holland at the "World Kinder Festival" where he was named as an 'Wonder Kid'. That was just the commencement of an outstanding prodigy's lifelong commitment towards music which later laid to extensive concerts through Europe, U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Sri Lanka, Japan, Bangladesh apart from India.
He with his father Pandit Alok Lahiri possesses the dignity of performing as the first Indians at the Europe Parliament in France, Cannes World Music Festival and also in Canada Culture Days in Toronto. Abhisek has created an amalgamation with the Japanese Guitarist Hideaki Tsuji and his group Ionah which represents world music and has got worldwide recognition. Abhisek's music albums "Sparkling Sarod" got nomination at GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) in 2010 and again in 2014 with his album "Mood Of Puriya Kalyan"