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Life in SAMYO


As a member of Samyo/Sabrang, you’ll meet several times a year for music ‘retreats’ which can either be over a weekend or a longer stretch during the summer (5-7 days). These retreats will include elements of the following:

  • Orchestra workshops – Indian classical music is traditionally played as a soloist or in smaller duos or trios.  In these workshops, you’ll learn the unique set of skills and techniques you need to play as part of a larger team of musicians.   
  • Bootcamp – refine and upgrade your skills in your own instrument or voice with intense ‘bootcamp’ sessions where you’ll work one-to-one with world class musicians.
  • Learn unique and original repertoire which has been written and composed especially for Samyo

Other incredible benefits of being a Samyo/Sabrang member:

  • Musical development within Samyo which works in tandem ongoing training with your music teacher outside of Samyo 
  • Work with some of the most famous Indian classical musicians in the world!  Previous Samyo tutors have included: Bombay Jayashri, Lalgudi GJR Krishnan, Patri Satish Kumar, Shashank, Flute J A Jayanth, Ranajit Sengupta, Rajeeb Chakraborty, Jayanthi Kumaresh, Anil Srinivasan, Tarun Bhattacharya, Abhijit Pohankar, Gaurav Mazumdar, H N Bhaskar, R Prathap, R N Prakash, Jyotsna Srikanth, Manorama Prasad, Dharambir Singh and many many more! 
  • Access to Milap’s soon to be launched online learning platform to supplement and compliment your development within Samyo as well as ongoing training with your music teacher outside of Samyo 
  • Be part of the only orchestra of its kind in the world! 
  • Boost your confidence as performer with opportunities to play at top performing arts venues across the country
  • Through Samyo, you’ll have the opportunity to explore and engage with other genres of music including jazz, African, Arabic and more.
  • Be a part of a highly energetic, challenging and motivating learning environment 
  • Meet other musicians just like you from across the country and make life-long friends! 

What is my commitment as a member? 

Membership of Samyo is for a period of 12 months during which time there will be:

  • one week long summer residential retreat (in Liverpool)
  • 3 mini-retreats ( February, April, October)
  • Additional rehearsals as required in the lead up to a major performance



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