Kabir is classical guitarist from Bangalore. He is currently doing a degree in IISER Pune, spending his free time pursuing his passion for classical guitar performance. He has participated in masterclasses with several leading guitarists such as David Russell and Roland Dyens. This summer, as part of the Olga and Jules Craen Foundation Young Musician Award 2018, he attended Festival MusicAlp in France where he received lessons from Judicael Perroy.
Veda is a musician and arts manager based in Kolkata. While the guitar has been a constant, her professional background is diverse. In January 2015 she joined the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society with the objective of enabling guitarists across India to set up their own local-level organisations and form the Indian Guitar Federation. Veda moved to Kolkata in 2016 to run the Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival and other affiliated projects. This includes curating and producing large-format public concerts, and setting up a holistic music education programme for children from underserved communities.
Jake’s association with western classical music began in school where he played for the highly reputed FAPS Brass Ensemble in Bangalore. He have continued to be in touch with music through the acoustic guitar and switched over to the classical guitar around three years ago. The transition was a little tricky since it required him to unlearn and relearn many hand and posture techniques associated with the steel string guitar. Jake studied for a little more than a year at the Bangalore School of Music, and upon relocating to Pune, has been learning on his own. By profession, Jake is a structural designer.