Photo of Pandit Ronu Majumdar - Bamboo Flute (Bansuri) - Photo by Elke Weinert

Pandit Ronu Majumdar
Bansuri (Bamboo Flute)

Ronu Majumdar, born in 1963 in Varanasi, received lessons from his father, the flutist Dr. Bhanu Majumdar, since his earliest childhood. Later he received lessons from the famous singer Pandit Laxman Prasad Jaipurwale, through whose instigation he was to become a disciple of the flute master Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao.

In 1981, Ronu Majumdar was awarded the first prize of the All India Radio Music Competition. In 1982, within the context of the Asian Festival and during the Indian Festival in the USSR, he performed in the orchestra of Pandit Ravi Shankar, who from that time on gave him advanced lessons.

Today, Pandit Ronu Majumdar´s yearly agenda comprises performance locations in the whole world. He regularly tours Europe, the USA, Japan, Australia and India.

In 1996 he was nominated for the Grammy.

 

Press Review - Pandit Ronu Majumdar (Bansuri):

Master sounds from India… For Thursday, Pandit Ronu Majumdar, Master of the bansuri flute, and tabla player Abhijit Banerjee have announced themselves - a top-class duo. - Hamburger Abendblatt, May 14th 2003

Mr. Majumdar draws deep, melting tones from the bansuri in the meditative preludes to the ragas, as if dreaming the melodies, and when the tempo picks up and the drums join in, his phrases still hover with an otherworldly tenderness. - The New York Times, February 23rd, 2001

 

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