An Indian musician, a prominent tabla player
Born in Varanasi (North-Eastern India) and descended from a renowned family of musicians. At an early age, he began to study how to play tabla under the guidance of Pandit Sharda Sahai, a worldly renowned virtuoso and direct follower of the Benares gharana, which is the youngest among all existing tabla playing schools.
A. B. N. Pandit used to teach at various music educational institutions and has given a number of recitals both in India and abroad, having performed not only as a soloist but also together with many famous Indian classical vocalists, instrumentalists and kathak dancers.
In 2010, by decision of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, A. B. N. Pandit was appointed to teach tabla playing at the Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Center of the Embassy of India in Moscow. He has taught a tabla playing class at Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory as well.
Performances by A. B. N. Pandit are bright illustrations of both the traditional style and an expression of the genuine spirit of Varanasi.
Capture: A. Badri Narayan Pandit (tabla) and Anatoly Popov (sitar)
Indian classical music and dance
The Rachmaninoff Hall, 5 August 2011