Debashish Chaudhuri

(*1975), India

Contribution to the dialogue of national culture

Debashish Chaudhuri is an Indian conductor since 2000 living in Prague. After studying in India, USA, Singapore and England, he came to the Czech Republic to study at the Prague Conservatory. In 2003 and 2004, he studied at the Academy in Siena, Italy. In 2004, he won the conducting competition in Lausanne, Switzerland and in 2005 he was the first Indian to be among the finalists in the conducting competition in Besancon, France. In 2006, he initiated and for ten years conducted concerts of the Lions Club Bohemia for the benefit of the blind and visually impaired. Among the soloists were Václav Hudeček, Igor Ardašev and Pavel Šporcl. He conducted a special concert for the 100th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth. In the project Namaste India – Homage to India – he combined the sitar and tabla as solo instruments with the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra and gave the Czech premiere of Shiva Nataraj by John Mayer. He is a member of the board of the Antonín Dvořák Music Festival in Příbram. In 2016, he led the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra tour in India.

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