Utsav Lal (Piano)

Utsav Lal is an Indian pianist, improviser, educator, and composer. Often known as the “Raga Pianist”, Lal has set a precedent with his innovative handling of Indian classical music. A Young Steinway Artist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and several other prestigious venues across the globe. Lal tackles the limitations of the piano when confronted by an ancient tradition through inspiration from his guru Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar (of the legendary Dhrupad Dagar family), violinist Sharat Srivastava, and training with the world’s top musicians.

Alec Goldfarb (Guitar)

Alec Goldfarb is an American composer, guitarist, artist, writer, and Indian classical musician. Winner of Downbeat magazine’s 35th annual Student Composition Award, he has worked with the Illinois Modern Ensemble and, most recently, with Jonah Bokaer Choreography as a guest composer on his production Neither. As a guitarist and performance artist, Goldfarb is as familiar with Jen Shyu as he is Megadeth, and has performed in settings as wildly diverse as John Wetton, Mike Peters, Church Booty, and Klazz-ma-tazz. He is the first guitarist to perform the Senia style on an unmodified Western guitar.

Schedule Info:

  • 18th September
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Motwani Jadeja Foundation and Dr. Pariksith Singh - LILA ACHESON WALLACE AUDITORIUM