Professor of Flute and a soloist Uberto Orlando (UK) gave a lecture-demonstration on the development of Western Music at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad in collaboration with the Hyderabad Western Musical Foundation on May 01, 2015.
"The audience was amazing,
very attentive. I did not expect such an interest in Western music in
India," Uberto Orlando
said in a statement. This is his fourth visit to the country, where he is giving a
series of performances in collaboration with Western Music
Foundation. Calling himself an "ambassador of western Music in
India", the musician sees his main goal in promoting Western music
in the country through education.
"There are many extremely
good and talented young musicians in India who learn Western
classical music and would like to take it forward. However, there are
not enough institutions and highly experienced teachers", the
To fill the gap he plans to
establish a project at Calcutta School of Music - one of the few
Indian music schools teaching Western music. Within this project
talented young musicians from Britain or Europe will come to Kolkata.
In his opinion, this collaboration will go far beyond music: "Western
music students will learn not only music - playing together they will
learn how to interact and perform as a team."
Besides, it would be an enriching
cultural experience both for the students and teachers. "Indian
and Western societies experience music in a different way. Here it is
more about improvisation and performance, there, in the West - we
have to write down all the music and follow the rules". But
in the end, the goal of the performer is the same: to make people
come together and to bring music from the paper and from the heart -
to the audience.