PIANIST DEEPAK SHAH’s RAAGA SYMPHONY
Dedicated to the legacy of Hindustani Classical Music
Conceived, Composed & Designed by “Raaga Pianist’-Deepak Shah. Indian Classical Raagas composed in syncopated harmony, presented in a symphonic manner.
THE PROGRAMME FEATURES: Deepak Shah (Grand Piano), Bharat Shah (Violin), Umashankar Shukla (Sitar), Suchismita Chatterjee (Flute), Madhav Pawar (Pakhavaj), Shreedhara Chari (Tabla), String Section of Violins & Violas, Live Chorus, Sangam Upadhyay (Music Conductor), Priti Shah (Compere)
“RAAGA SYMPHONY”, an evening of soulful music dedicated to the legacy of Pure Hind. Classical Music; Conceived- Composed and Designed by Raaga Pianist- Deepak Shah. Raaga Pianist – Deepak Shah along with Bharat Shah, Umashankar Shukla, Suchismita Chatterjee, Madhav Pawar, Shreedhara Chari, String Section of Violins & Violas, Live Chorus, Sangam Upadhyay performed with an ensemble of singers and top line musicians. The spectrum of the presentation was a state of the art technology, great visual effects, good choreography and interesting renditions of his original scores, music especially generated for the concert.
The concert “RAAGA SYMPHONY” was presented in a symphonic manner, complete with LED Visual Backdrop, A Live String Segment of Group Violins and Chores, with a music conductor and compere. The high intensity concert witnessed crème-de-la-crème crowd from not just Music Industry but also from Bollywood and Corporate Industries as well comprising of Aneel Muraraka ,Padma Binani, Kalyanji,Shweta Khanduri etc
Deepak Shah, the man behind “RAAGA SYMPHONY” elaborates about the show saying “The show’s unique format is the step in the direction of popularizing Hind, Classical Music, making it understandable and enjoyable to the “Classes and Masses”, also in the process attracting the attention of today’s youth introducing them to our rich Musical Heritage through this spectacular Musical extravaganza, “RAAGA SYMPHONY”. Hind, Classical Music has immense capacity of limitless possibilities and exploration, thus collaborating the Classical Raagas composed in a melodious harmony and presenting them in the most unique and innovative manner- Deepak Shah, takes a small step towards bringing a revolution to the perception of Hind Classic Music.
A very rare concept where our rich musical cultural heritage- Hind “Classical” Music meets the awe aspiring – Western “Classic” Instrument being the Grand Piano; such a concept of “RAAGA SYMPHONY” is being introduced by Deepak Shah.
The show “RAAGA SYMPHONY” is an attempt to create new dimensions to our traditional approach to Hindi Classical Music with Aesthetic- Contemporary Symphonic layering and exploring the rich grammar and fine nuances in these two beautiful Heritage Classical Music forms- Raagas & Symphony- while keeping the pure heart of classical music, beating in rhythmic motions.
About Raaga Pianist- Deepak Shah
Avidly believes in the following quote “Aspire to Inspire, before you Expire” these lines hold a lot of depth and meaning for him and have played a huge role in shaping Deepak Shah’s outlook towards music. Born into a musically enriched family, Deepak Shah was introduced to music at a very early age. He was trained in Indian Classical Music by his grandfather- Shri Shantilal Shah, very well known pioneer of Jain Stavans. Deepak also received extensive training on Tabla from his Guru- Shri Bhavani Shankarji, thus his passion, knowledge, understanding and training of music led him into the world of Music Direction. In his musical career spanning of 30 odd years he has had the pleasure and honor of working with renowned Artists from all over the world. He has scored background music for many Hindi, Bengal and Marathi Films and also has a number of Music Albums, with his composition recorded with prestigious Music Companies – T-Series, Tips etc sung by top leading singers of India. Innovation and Experimentation has always been Deepak’s forte. His dream as the inspired lines above is to leave behind a legacy and thereby was born this rare concept of blending the playing styles of String Instruments- Deepak Shah created his own unique identity of showcasing Indian Classical Raaga’s on the Western Grand Piano. Today Mr. Shah has enchanted the audiences all over the world with his performances in India & Abroad. He is one of the very few Indian Classical Raaga Pianist who can claim to be “THE FASTEST CLASSICAL RAAGA PIANIST” by playing at the speed of 380 notes per minute and yet keep the essence of Classical Raagas and Melody alive.