Dhruba Ghosh has passed away
With extreme sadness, we share the news that the Indian sarangi master Dhruba Ghosh has passed away on Monday 10 July.
His wonderful musicianship, great wisdom, and gentle soul will always be remembered. The beautiful musical experiences with which he enriched the world are innumerable. We are very grateful to have had the privilege to work together with him on many occasions and to relish his amazing talents, generosity, and friendship.
Jean-Guihen Queyras & Atlas Ensemble
Ed Spanjaard conductor
Joël Bons Nomaden (2016)
The Atlas Ensemble and renowned cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras performed the brand new programme Nomaden (Dutch for Nomads) under the baton of Ed Spanjaard. In this work, composed by Joël Bons, the cellist enters into dialogues with instruments from different cultures. Queyras meets musicians like the Indian sarangi master Dhruba Ghosh, Turkish Neva Özgen on kemençe, Azerbaijani kamancha virtuoso Elshan Mansurov, the Persian setar player Kiya Tabassian, Chinese sheng phenomenon Wu Wei and the Japanese sho magician Naomi Sato. Thus, a continuous stream of one hour of music forms a richly varied mosaic.
Words of praise
review Het Parool 31-10-16 >
review de Volkskrant 5 stars 31-10-16 >
review NRC November Music 8-11-16 >
excerpt Nomaden from 1H10Min in Podium Radio 4 >
Het Parool interview with Joël Bons 27-10-16 >
de Volkskrant interview with Joël Bons about Nomaden 20-10-16 >
blog Thea Derks '5 concerten die je niet wilt missen' 3-11-16 >
The Atlas Ensemble is a unique chamber orchestra that unites brilliant musicians from China, Japan, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The ensemble brings together instruments from various cultures which, whilst originating from the same ancestor, have travelled and developed over the course of centuries. Thus, a wide variety of instruments came into being. By combining these descendants and their timbres, beautiful and previously unheard blends are obtained. This concept embodies the essence of the Atlas Ensemble. The repertoire consists of newly written works. More >