“Classical music practice is declining. In order to preserve this tradition, more initiatives similar to that of Binkar Society are required,” Kalyan Bhattacharjee said
Binkar Musical Society of Bangladesh (BMSB), a renowned platform to teach classical music, held an audition on Sunday to discover potential singers in Bangladesh. Classical music gurus from Bangladesh and India jointly conducted the audition at National Press Club premises.
A press conference was also held at Zahur Hossain Chowdhury Hall, National Press Club to kick off the audition. Indian classical vocalist, mentor of Indian Idol Academy and groomer of ZEE Bangla Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Kalyan Bhattacharjee was present there along with classical vocalist and voice trainer Pankaj Basu of Bangladesh.
Kalyan Bhattacharjee said at the press conference: “I believe, there is a lot of talent hidden in Bangladesh. Many of them are simply missing out on a lot of opportunities simply for the lack of sufficient practice and proper guidance.”
“Classical music practice is declining. In order to preserve this tradition, more initiatives similar to that of Binkar Society are required,” he added.
Pankaj Basu said: “A good coach guides his players, teaches them different techniques. As a result, their skill develops. But music doesn’t treat us that way. To be a good musician, talent is not enough. Through the initiative of Binkar Musical Society of Bangladesh, I hope we will find many potential singers. Our job would be to provide them adequate training on different aspects of music, including performing arts and voice training.”
Classes will start from Sunday, March 8 in Dhaka. On the other hand, auditions are also going to be organized on March 4 in Khulna. Classes will start from Wednesday, March 11, in Khulna.