Music at Art Chamber

Art Chamber
Galeria de Belas Artes
Art Chamber Galeria de Belas Artes


1. L'Histoire du Tango by Astor Piazzolla, the Argentine composer who created the Nuevo Tango style. The music is in four sections that trace the different styles of the tango since its inception in the brothels of Buenos Aires and Montevideo to the present day concert tango.

2. Acrobats, by the American composer David Leisner, music in three parts loosely based on a short story by Nathan Englander

3. A number of pieces by Spanish composers of the late 19th and 20th centuries, including Manuel de Falla and Enrique Granados


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Sunday 15th April 2018
Begin: 7.30pm

Ramirez - Behal Duo

Nathalie Ramirez – Flute
Shyamant Behal - Guitar

Nathalie Ramírez, a professional flautist, obtained her Bachelor degree from the
University of Veracruz, Mexico. Along the way in her career she got interested in
Indian Classical Music, and began learning through classes and courses in Mexico
with musicians such as Hollving Argaez, Paul Livingstone, Abhiit Banerjee and Pandit
Shubhendra Rao. In the year 2010 she received the scholarship from the ICCR (Indian
Council for Cultural Relations) to study in Delhi the course of Classical Hindustani
Vocal with her guru Jyotika Dayal Paust. Along with these studies, she has been
learning Hindustani Bansuri from Pandit Kailash Sharma in Ghandharva
Mahavidyalaya, with the support of the scholarship from the Mexican Fund for Art
and Culture.

She has been playing both bamboo (bansuri) and traverse flute in many concerts and
festivals in Mexico, United States and India interpreting different genres such as
Classical Western, Latinamerican, Jazz, Fusion and Hindustani music, both as a
soloist and in ensembles and orchestras. She is interested in promoting Mexican
traditional culture in India through the music and dance from Mexico. For the same,
she has been actively organizing and participating in programs and festivals such as
Lokgrang Folk Festival in Bhopal, India, Raasrang Flute Festival 2012, Delhi, 4
Culturas Festival Delhi, and venues like Cervantes Institute, IGNCA (Indira Gandhi
National Centre of Arts), Hungarian Cultural and Information Centre and the
Embassy of Mexico in India.

Shyamant began playing the classical guitar at the age of fourteen, and performed
regularly at concerts organized by the Delhi School of Music. He finished his Grade 8
Trinity College exams in 1998, and after completing his Bachelors in History from
Delhi University, went to study in Paris with a scholarship from the French
Government. He perfected his skills as a musician while studying under Geneviève
Chanut at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and received a Diplôme
d'Éxecution at the end of his studies. He also enrolled at the École Nationale de
Musique et de Danse de Cachan, and was awarded a Médaille d'Or upon
completing his Diplôme d'Études Musicales.
Since his return to India in 2007, he has given a number of concerts across the
country, both as a soloist and with various ensembles.
The program presented by Shyamant and Nathalie includes pieces from different
periods from the baroque to XXIth century music from composers like Joaquin
Rodrigo, Enrique Granados, David Leisner, among others.