Teacher at TARANG
Teacher of the DVD-Video Tutor
We are glad to be able to offer you in
this discipline of learning a well experienced, competent
and skilled tablamaster. Sajal Karmakar is not only a
teacher in tabla, he is also a member in the board of
examination. In addition he is a well known musician not
only in India. Beside his prior education in the subject
of Tabla he received a bachelor degree in vocal and also
has a good basic musical education. Beside his teaching
on the video tutor he is of course available in India
and also in Germany in the month of May and November.
During that time he stays for a period of 4 weeks at TARANG
in Nuremberg, Germany. If you decide to start this course
by video and want to check your progress in a personal
meeting with Sajal Karmakar you are always welcome during
the mentioned time.
gallery Kathak and Tabla
I O D A T A
1955 in Calcutta, Sajal Karmakar was attracted from his
early childhood to the Tabla. His vocation enables him
to play already in his early childhood fast and complicated
rhythmical patterns and to learn the different taals.
His marked preference for complicate rhythmic patterns
is not only technical end in itself, but rather ecstatic
expression of his art of playing Tabla. His particular
poetic way of playing the Tabla makes him an ideal tabla
player for accompaniment which gives the main instrument
the full support in developing its whole range of expressions.
Karmakar became his first lessons from Sri Sufal Hazra.
The last 20 years he received guidance from the great
tabla master Pandit Shankar Ghosh. His career began at
the age of 13 years with a concert in Sishu Mahal and
its broadcasting in the All India Radio. In the year 1976
he received the first prize in International Collegiate
Oriental Music competition. He got first and received
2 gold medals in the disciplines Sangeet Pravakar and
Sangeet Praveen (equivalent: Mater Degree), which was
organised through Allahabad Prayag Sangeet Samity (equivalent:
Karmakar gave concerts in the whole of India like New
Delhi, Bombay, Madras, Allahabad, Kanpur, Gowhati, Patna,
Orissa etc. Abroad he gave more than 25 concert in Britain
inclusive TV-Broadcasting of B.B.C. and Granada. Since
many years his concerts are broadcasted on radio and All
India Television. His last tour in Europe was initiated
by the BBC England and was finished with a concert in
the Royal Albert Hall.
Karmakar accompanied well known musicians like Late Ustad
Nishar Hussain Khan, Late Ustad Md. Sharang (Kabul), Late
Pt. Chinmoy Lahiri, Pt. Yashraj, Late Ustad Bahadur Khan,
Ustad Hafiz Ahmed Khan, Ustad Rashid Khan, Ustad Ghulam
Akbar Khan, Pt. Dinanath Mishra, Ustad Rahis Khan, Ustad
Ghulam Mustafa u.a.
is also a member of Pdt. Shankar Ghoshs Drum-Orchestra
MUSIC OF THE DRUMS, in which he is playing
different percussion instruments and also shows his competence
in vocal in which he received an intensive education and
a Sangeet Pravakar Degree (equivalent: Bachelor Degree).
of his performing he is involved in teaching in India
and abroad. For a period of one year he was residential
teaching in Switzerland Tabla and Vocal and was giving
concerts in the whole of Switzerland during this time.
In the subject of teaching he is a leading member in the
perceived music school PAYELIA in Calcutta,
and an examiner of Prayag Sangeet Samity Allahabat and