SITAR TEACHING IN BELGIUM
Bert Cornelis is a professional sitar player who is a passionate disciple of Pt. Ashok Pathak. He is teaching sitar at his house in Brussels.
Read much more at: sitarplayer.be
Wilhelm Van Langendonck
Wilhelm Van Langendonck has been researching raga and practicing sitar for over twenty years. He studied classical sitar under the guidance of Pt. Ashok Pathak and was taught Dhrupad singing by the late Ustad Sayeed-ud’din Dagar. In addition he also received lessons from Pandit Dulal Roy, Darshan Kumari and Ashish Sankrityayan. Wilhelm is a regular performer and dedicated teacher. He is currently residing in Ghent and is teaching privately.
His site is: Raga.be
Nicolas Mortelmans is a passionate sitar player and multi-instrumentalist from Antwerp. Nicolas is a fusion sitarist and Indian classical music student. He studied in the traditional way with various sitar masters in India and since 2017 he has been trained by the world famous Anoushka Shankar.
SITAR TEACHING IN HOLLAND
Jan Van Beek
Jan Van Beek is also a disciple of Pt. Ashok Pathak and playing sitar since more than 25 years. He is living in Holland and teaching sitar at the music school of Breda: De Nieuwe Veste . Jan is also giving private lessons at his house in Baarle-Nassau.
Website: Sitar Music
Darshan Kumari is born in New Delhi, India but lives and resides in Amsterdam. There she started a “School for Indian Arts” in 1980 and teaches sitar and vocal.
More info at darshankumari.com
Pt. Ashok Pathak
Pt. Ashok Pathak is a professional sitar player, who is living in Delft, Holland.
His Pathak gharana is very unique and world famous and Ashok is teaching in Holland and Belgium.
Brigitte Menon started learning sitar in 1976 in Benares from Thakur Raj Bhan Singh and Pandit Amarnath Misra. Later she diriged to the Imdadkhani gharana with Ustad Imrat Khan and recently she became a disciple of Ustad Shujaat Khan. In 2009 she founded the ISSF, Imdadkhani School of Sitar France which organises sitar lessons held in Paris and Jacou. Info, and much more at sitar-music.com
Nicolas Delaigue is a professional sitar player based in Lyon. He has received the teaching of Patrick Moutal, Pt. Indrajit Banerjee, Ud. Shahid Parvez and Sugato Nag. He has performed in India and is a regular performer in France and abroad. Nicolas has a long experience of teaching sitar music. He is also preparing for the state diploma of traditional music teacher. He teaches sitar and hindustani music in various places in France, but mainly in Lyon and Clermont-Ferrand (Ums School of Music). He also gives lectures and demonstrations.
Arnaud Eurin is a professional sitar- and surbaharplayer based in Lille. He is a Mahiar gharana sisya following lessons from Pt. Indrajit Banerjee.