An internationally acclaimed sitarist, who has performed at Buckingham Palace will host an intimate event at The Vale in Tameside.

Jasdeep Singh Degun has been described as 'breaking down cultural boundaries' with his 'youthful energy'. He will perform a stunning piece of classical music from northern India, accompanied by tabla (hand drums).

Jasdeep has practised his craft all over the world, including at Buckingham Palace, the Amphitheatre in Doha, Qatar, Westminster Abbey at the Royal Commonwealth Service 2022, and the Royal Albert Hall at the BBC Proms.

He has performed as a concert soloist with many Western classical orchestras including the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2022, he was announced as Opera North's artist in residence.

Signed to the prestigious Real World Records, Jasdeep released his debut album, titled Anomaly, under the guidance of celebrated musician and producer Nitin Sawhney, who has worked with high profile artists including Sting, Jeff Beck, and Get Cape.

Jasdeep began his training in vocal music with Smt. Gunwant Kaur whilst studying at primary school in Leeds.

He soon began classes at the local community centre under the guidance of the late Jayasree Sen Gupta, before learning under Dr Vijay Rajput as part of the Yorkshire Young Musicians scheme at the Leeds College of Music. 

He didn't start to study the sitar until the relatively late age of 15, under Ustad Dharambir Singh MBE. Taken initially as a secondary instrument to his voice, Jasdeep soon made the decision to focus primarily on sitar.

Johnny Clifford, programming manager, The Vale, said: "Jasdeep's extraordinary artistry and unique approach to composition brings a new energy and vision to both Indian classical and contemporary music. 

"He is truly redefining genres and is an important modern advocate for music from his heritage to audiences across the globe." 

Jasdeep Singh Degun is at The Vale, Vale Mill, Micklehurst Road, Mossley OL5 9JL on Saturday 18 November 7.30-11.30pm. 

Tickets are £15 (£12.50 concs) 

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