Submitted by Aditya Chakrabarty on Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:17.
By Aditya Chakraborty
Students of Trinity College of Music, Kolkata performing at the 125th year celebration event
A student being awarded by Sarah Kemp, Chief Executive,
Trinity College London. Jyotishka Dasgupta, Eastern India
Representative, Trinity Kolkata Chapter is on her left.
Calcutta, Aug 7, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Kolkata chapter
of the Trinity College of Music completed it’s glorious journey of 125
years with a function to mark the occasion at an event at Kala Mandir on
Trinity which has a long history as a school of music and drama in
various disciplines has it’s chapters all over the world and also in
many cities of India and it is only fitting that other than Mr.Jyotishka
Dasgupta, Regional Head, Eastern Region, Kolkata Chapter of Trinity
College of Music, the entire team of Trinity including M.H.Das, the
National Manager of Trinity College of Music, Ms. Sarah Kemp, Chief
Executive Trinity College London, Mr.Nick Keyworth, Chief Examiner for
Music, Trinity College London and Mr. John Gardyne, Chief Examiner for
Drama & Speech, Trinity College London were all present to grace the
occasion. Ms.Sujata Sen,Director, Eastern India, British Council was
the Guest of Honour.
Speaking on the cassion, Mr.Jyotishka Dasgupta said that it has been
seen in recent years that the trend of pursuing Western Classical music
has gone up by leaps and bounds. Many factors have been responsible for
this and he hoped that Trinity would further add to it’s current
influences.Ms Sarah Kemp said that she was pleased to be present on such
an occasion in Kolkata and further said that though Trinity College was
primarily a school for western music, however in this world of
globalization very soon new forms of music would be introduced like
rock, pop, Bollywood and jazz to make it more complete. Mr.M.H.Das said
that Kolkata was a city very rich in culture and a lot of noted
luminaries had been born in this city including the great Tagore so it
is only fitting that the Kolkata Chapter is celebrating it’s 125th year.
He also spoke about A.R.Rahman being an ex student of the Chennai
The teachers of the Kolkata Chapter were awarded certificates for
helping create a new generation of talented musicians who would all
shine in their own fields.
Finally the audience was treated to some enchanting recitals by 18
students which proved to be more than impressive and left us all asking
Here’s wishing the Kolkata Chapter of Trinity College of Music and
the Trinity College of London as well all the best for the future!