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I didn't expect such an interest in Western music in India: Uberto Orlando
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 musician summed up.

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.

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