Arjun Verma is the son of sitarist Roop Verma, a disciple of Maestros Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar. Arjun began learning North Indian Classical Music from his father at age five. As a teenager, Arjun was very fortunate to study with Maestro Ali Akbar Khan for eight years, and after the Maestro’s passing in 2009, with his son Alam Khan.
Nilan Chaudhuri received his first Tabla lesson from his father Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, at the age of five. When he was 11 he performed his first Tabla solo at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California. In 2007 he performed for the momentous occasion of Bay Area based performing arts organization, Basant Bahar’s 25th anniversary, and accompanied his father at the prestigious Sabrang Music Festival in Kolkata the following year.
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