Gian Luigi Diana + Ehren Hanson
Gian Luigi Diana (sitar)
Ehren Hanson (tabla)
Join us for a free concert as these two Rubin Museum favorites perform at the base of the spiral staircase. Don't forget Himalayan Happy Hour begins in Serai at 5 p.m.!
G. L. Diana is a sitar player based in New York. He lived for more than 6 years in India studying sitar and vocal Dhrupad style in Vrindavana, Uttar Pradesh and has been studying for 4 years under the guidance of the world renowned sitar master Ustad Shahid Parvez.
Ehren Hanson began learning tabla when he was 15 years old under Misha Masud of New York City. In 2000, he was accepted as a disciple by the great Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and has developed into an exciting performer and a dynamic teacher. Ehren then went on to teach rhythm as an assistant professor at Bard College in 2002 and in 2005 he received the prestigious Senior Performing Arts Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies. He has had the honor of accompanying great musicians such as Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee, Pandit Subrata Roy Chaudhuri, Steve Gorn, and others. In 2012, The Time of India described his tabla solo performance as "enthralling." Ehren currently lives in New York where he is an active performer and teacher. He is also the director of the Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla.