Music is not a luxury, it is a basic need in life
Kolkata Music Academy is an amazing extraordinary family of music which preserves the essential rarity and highest class of harmonized art of Western Classical Music in Kolkata,INDIA at both educational and performing levels. The previous name of this family, L’Atelier de Musique ( a non profitable organisation of European Classiacal Music) was founded by our Principal/Conductor, Maestro Abraham Mazumder in 1983 at the premises of L’Alliance Francaise de Calcutta at Park Mansion, has been the prime string ensemble of Kolkata since its inception, has now paved the path for the foundation of L’Atelier de Musique Trust, the parent organisation of KMA. On 28th march, 2009, the Academy was inaugurated by Mr. Russi. H. Mody, the former Chairman and Managing Director of Tata Steel( formerly known as TISCO) and a leading member of Tata Group. The Academy persues the goal of sharing music in the process of education and performance. KMA also aims to reach out people from all walks of life to spread the joy of music.
The educational and performance aspects are blended through the goal of sharing music, and inculcating the joy of making music together into all the members.
KMA is a common ground where amateurs get to make music with seniors and professionals.
The Kolkata Music Academy Chamber Orchestra is the best European Classical Chamber Orchestra in India, which is a platform for many talented musicians hailing from different schools, colleges and universities.
INAUGURATION OF THE ACADEMY
On this auspicious occasion of the Academy’s formal inauguration, the members of Kolkata Music Academy wish to express their deepest gratitude to Mr. Russi. H. Mody (former Chairman and Managing Director of Tata Steel and a leading member of the Tata Group) who inaugurated our Academy, we are honoured by his gracious presence. We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Guenter Wehrmann, Consul General and Mrs. Andrea Fischboek(our Guest-in-Honour), Consular Attachée, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kolkata, for generously donated two pianos to the Academy. These beautiful instruments will remain with the Academy as invaluable educational assets for generations to come. We earnestly thank Dr. Reimer Volker, Director, Goethe-Institute/Max Muller Bhavan, Kolkata for being our Guest-in-Chief.
The evening’s programme journeys seamlessly through a wide variety of classical music from different periods, from the nostalgic contrapuntal textures of Baroque music and the perfect counterpoint of J. S. Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor, to the scintillating beauty of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, the nimble classicism of F. J. Gossec’s Gavotte, the bold trumpet airs of Jeremiah Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary and Handel’s Chorus from Judas Maccabeus, and Beethoven’s ever-transient moods of passion in his Minuet in C. These snippets from the vast repertoire of classical music represent the ardent aspirations of Kolkata Music Academy and the common musical aim that the members of the Academy share.