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The Orpheus Workshop: Classical Indian Violin with Nistha Raj

  • 14 Jun 2021
  • 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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The violin is a fantastically adaptable instrument, that has been integrated into many musical cultures around the world. In this class Nitha Raj -an accomplished fusion artist of eastern and western music- will teach you the various techniques expressed in North Indian Classical violin playing, as well as introduce you to the pedagogy of Indian music. 

Skill Level:  Proficient Beginner - Intermediate

Suggested Materials: Your violin tuned to A-D-A-D and some floor space (or couch) to sit comfortably 

About the Artist: 2013-2014 Strathmore Artist in Residence, Nistha Raj has been regarded as “stunningly skilled in western and eastern classical music” by the Washington City Paper. Nistha is emerging as a fresh voice in creative and world music. Her self-released debut album, “Exit 1”, funded by the Sparkplug Foundation, has been described as “edgy, innovative, and clearly awe-inspiring…Indian fusion at its best” (Inside World Music).  A versatile musician, Nistha pursues new horizons by melding tradition with contemporary innovation - lending her talents to the Jazz trio The Fourth Stream, collaborations with National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) musicians, The Last Stand Quartet, Grammy nominated hip hop artist Christylez Bacon; and recording on rock band NRI’s album.  A distinguished performer and teacher in the Washington, DC community, Nistha has performed at the United Nations, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the American Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. Nistha is a recipient of multiple grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, including the 2012 Artist Fellowship. More about Nistha at https://www.nistharaj.com/about

Questions? Contact Amanda Muir at orpheus@fsgw.org

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