Binay Krishna Baral
Bansuri - performer and professor
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A young master of the Indian bamboo flute-the Bansuri.
Binay was born in Calcutta in 1959.
He began his study under the influence of his uncle, Sri Herambar
Roy, then under the guidance of Professor Gopal Chandra Roy. He
then continued under Professor Pranab Mukherjee and Professor Deba
Prasad Banerjee, world-renowned Bansuri Masters and exponents of
the Indian classical tradition. This tradition represents the total
and profound revival of the ancient and pure form of 'the music
of Nature'-Gandharva Veda, which
creates balance both in the individual and in the environment. Binay
continues to train under Pandit Sunil Mukherjee (Sarod maestro),
Prof. Deb Kishore Ghosh (musicologist), Sri Partho Das, and Sri Nirmalya Dev, well-known
Sitar Maestro and Dhrupad singer, respectively, and under the continued
guidance of Guru Shishya Parampara.
Binay took an MA in Philosophy in 1984.
Subsequently, HE WAS AWARDED AN INDIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP for
advanced flute studies and went on to achieve an MA in Instrumental
Music from the Rabindra Bharatri University, Calcutta, in 1987.
In 1988 he was awarded a Bachelor's Degree in Teaching (BT), while
at the same time he had been performing his music regularly on All
India Radio (Calcutta).
Since 1988 Binay has been on tour, performing in concert for Maharishi
Festivals of Music for World Peace in England, Germany, France,
Italy, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Holland, Russia, Israel, Scotland,
Austria, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden. During this time he has
also been teaching and conducting workshops for appreciative students
in these countries.
His fine level of performance of the ragas and his ability to capture
all the subtleties of the Swaras, or notes, has won him acclaim
from audiences everywhere. In Yugoslavia, in 1990, an audience of
over 2,000 enthusiastically applauded his brilliant mastery of the
Bansuri and the depth of style in his performance, and in Rome in
the same year he played
to an enraptured audience of over 1,300.
While in Scotland in 1992 Binay performed at one of the world's
greatest celebrations of the Arts, the EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL,
where he received outstanding reviews.
During his concert tours Binay has held many television and radio
interviews; he has made countless hours of audio recordings for
the Maharishi Channel (Veda Vision), which began broadcasting in
1998 from a global network of eight satellites that broadcast to
every continent. These recordings include a special recording for
the video footage of the
historic and auspicious Maha Kumbha Mela, India, in 2001.
One of the highlights of Binay's career came in October 2000 when
he gave a
COMMAND PERFORMANCE DURING THE CORONATION DAYS OF HIS MAJESTY KING
NADER RAAM, FIRST SOVEREIGN RULER OF THE GLOBAL COUNTRY OF WORLD
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