125 Years Celebration of Kolkata Chapter of Trinity College of Music, London: Rock, Pop, Jazz & "Bollywood" Music Courses Coming

By Aditya Chakraborty

Students performing at 125th Year celebration of Trinity College of Music, Kolkata
Students of Trinity College of Music, Kolkata performing at the 125th year celebration event

Sarah Kemp, Chief Executive, Trinity College London, Jyotishka Dasgupta, Eastern India Representative, Trinity Kolkata Chapter
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 Saturday.

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 Chapter.

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 for more.

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!


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