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Songs of the Soul

Date / Time Monday 7th November 2016 / 7:30pm
Location Auckland
Venue Dorothy Winstone Centre
Address Auckland Girls’ Grammar School
The ‘Songs of the Soul’ Australia and New Zealand concert tour features Eastern, Western, classical and contemporary music by some of the most accomplished musicians from around the world drawn from the vast musical legacy of the late musician-composer Sri Chinmoy - the performances are intended to offer an experience of inner peace through the language of music.

‘Sri Chinmoy’s sublime spiritual mastery reveals through music the infinite vastness of the universe as an intimate sanctuary of the soul’ - Free Spirit Magazine.

‘Sri Chinmoy’s music is a magical flow deep down in your heart of hearts.’ - Roberta Flack.

‘Sri Chinmoy has a tremendous, a fantastic creative urge!’ - Ravi Shankar

‘Sri Chinmoy is such a brave musician!’ – Quincy Jones

Visiting musicians include:
Premik Russell Tubbs
A New York based composer, arranger and producer. Premik is one of the world’s most accomplished session musicians and is equally at home in pop, jazz, folk, R&B, new age and experimental genres. A much travelled multi-instrumentalist, Premik has played with a who’s who of contemporary musicians: Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Jeff Beck, Billy Joel, James Taylor and many others, performing also in Sting’s Rainforest Concerts at Carnegie Hall.

Shamita and Bhoiravi Achenbach
Shamita from Austria, studied cello at the University of Music Mozarteum Salzburg and Vienna, as well as the Vienna Conservatory, solist studies with M. Hornstein and chamber music with the Vienna string sextet and Vienna Altenberg trio.
She conducts master classes on a regular basis and performs throughout Europe and North America with the Vienna Bach Solists, Vienna Concert-Verein (chamber orchestra of the VSO).

A young but brilliantly accomplished classical musician from Austria. Bhoiravi has been studying at the University of Music in Vienna with Eugenia Polatschek and taking master class with Rainer Kußmaul (former Concertmaster of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra). She was winner of the Prima la Musica violin competition.
Bhoiravi was a participant of the Young Academy in Vienna (Karajan Centre/Music-University Vienna). From October 2007 to 2010 she studied with Igor Ozim and since then has been a student in the master class of Klara Flieder at the Mozarteum Salzburg.

Alap Jetzer
Alap from Switzerland is a supremely gifted musician who has devoted over 30 years to creating beautiful harmonies on a variety of exotic instruments e.g. Celtic harp, pan flute, Indian flute, tempura, guitar, esraj, synthesizer and bouzouki.

Sadanand MaGee
Irish-born Sadanand first started his journey as a percussionist at the age of 13 and has spent many years studying under tabla virtuoso Debujyoti Sanyal, and currently performs in a variety of settings from instrumental duos to large orchestras.

Sahadeva Torpy
An accomplished English pianist, has been arranging Sri Chinmoy’s music for many years and formed The Sahadeva Orchestra which drew widespread acclaim for its powerful and soulful performances.
In May 2011 the orchestra performed alongside Boris Grebenshikov, the great singer and songwriter from Russia, for a special concert in Rekjavik, Iceland.