“If music be the food of love, play on”- Shakespeare’s immortal words were exactly the inspiring idea behind Tabla maestro Bickram Ghosh’s establishing The Bickam Ghosh Academy of Performing Arts. Sri Shovan Chatterjee, Mayor of Kolkata initiated the event with the lighting of the lamp. Bickram Ghosh, his wife Jaya Seal Ghosh, Pandit Shankar Ghosh, Purbayan Chatterjee, Rashid Khan, Rupam Islam, Agnimitra Paul was present at the occasion held at The Stadel.
The sole aim of the institute is to let the beauty of music resonate in the lives of as many individuals as possible. The academy will be providing training for various subjects on music such as Indian classical vocal, sitar, sarod, piano, guitar, tabla and a host of other percussion instruments from all over the globe. Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Kathak, contemporary are some of the dance forms which will also be taught in this academy.
The academy will be following the Guru-Shishya Parampara prevalent in the Vedic ages in India. This will be given a contemporary form and the advantages of this system will be put to use for the benefit of the students in the long run.
The academy will also be setting up branches in various parts of the city so as to enable the people to access the branch nearest to their homes. This will enable them to get access to the proper music education without having to travel much and will enable them to save time and money too. The academy will also be helping individuals to groom them up in such a manner so that they can perform well on stage. Eminent musicians will be visiting the academy as visiting faculties and also organizing seminars and workshops.
“The academy will be a perfect learning platform for any individual who wants to take up performing arts as a profession or as a hobby. We will be dealing with the individual as per their choices and needs. This will enable them to develop their passion” said Bickram Ghosh.
With such noble ideas, the Bickram Ghosh Acdemy of Performing Arts surely will open up doors for the individuals wanting to pursue their passion in music.