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Rakesh Chaurasia

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Rakesh Chaurasia
Rakesh Chaurasia at Pune
Rakesh Chaurasia at Pune
Background information
Born13 January 1971

(Age 52)

Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
GenresHindustani classical music
Occupation(s)Flautist
Instrument(s)Bansuri
Websitewww.rakeshchaurasia.com

Rakesh Chaurasia (born 10 January 1971) is an Indian flautist, who plays the bansuri, an Indian bamboo flute.[1][2] He is the nephew of flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia.[3][4]

He was awarded 'Indian of the Year 2017.[5]

Chaurasia has played and toured extensively with Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and Zakir Hussain (musician), and was featured on Fleck's album As We Speak. This album won a Grammy award in 2024 in the category of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Additionally, the track Pashto won in the category of Best Global Music Performance.

Discography[edit]

  • Call of Krishna – 2003
  • Call of Krishna 2 – 2005
  • Dor – 2006
  • Call of Shiva – 2007
  • Call of the Divine – 2013
  • Finesse on flute – 2019 (with Mukundraj Deo on tabla)
  • ZaRa – 2022 (with Zakir Hussain)
  • Rupak Kulkarni and Rakesh Chaurasia – Raga Kirwani
  • Talvin Singh and Rakesh Chaurasia – Vira (2002), Sona Rupa UK/Navras Records[6]
  • Abhijit Pohankar and Rakesh Chaurasia – Tranquility (2001), Sona Rupa Records

Awards[edit]

  • Indian Music Academy Award – 2007[7]
  • Aditya Birla Kalakiran Purasakar – 2008[7]
  • Guru Shishya Award – 2011[7]
  • IWAP-Pandir Jasraj Sangeet Ratna Award – 2013[7]
  • Pannala Ghosh Puraskar – 2013[7]
  • GRAMMY Award 2024

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Renowned musicians at Pune's event". The Times of India. 2 July 2012. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Teen Prahar, classical music festival for peace Published: Wednesday". Daily News and Analysis. 24 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Striking the right note". The Hindu. 3 April 2003. Archived from the original on 4 July 2003.
  4. ^ "Tuneful tips: Rakesh Chaurasia". The Hindu. 17 August 2004. Archived from the original on 29 August 2004.
  5. ^ "Brands Academy Organized Mega Event "Indian of the Year" – New Delhi".
  6. ^ "Talvin Singh & Rakesh Chaurasia – Vira". Discogs.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Visiting Artists: Rakesh Chaurasia". cso.org. Retrieved 15 June 2021.

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