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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Jasdeep Singh Degun: 'The premise of East and West is no longer relevant". Songlines spoke to the award-winning sitar player Jasdeep Singh Degun, who recently premiered his first concerto with the Orchestra of Opera North

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Jasdeep Degun is one of Britain’s leading sitarists. Having graduated from SOAS in 2015, Jasdeep is rapidly establishing himself as an award-winning musician in both Indian classical and contemporary music scenes. He has performed at many prestigious events and venues, including the BBC Proms, Buckingham Palace, and the Amphitheatre in Doha. Jasdeep recently composed a sitar concerto with Opera North, and is working on releasing his debut album Anomaly later this year. We sat down with Jasdeep to find out more.

Friday, March 06, 2020

 "This concerto was an absolute delight...I can’t praise this work, and it's composer, highly enough." (Tyke it to the limit)

"It manages, as if by sleight of Jasdeep Singh Degun’s hand, to simultaneously embrace simplicity and complexity in its extraordinary delivery, opening as it does what is a unique new sound to a potentially brand new audience." (godisinthetv.co.uk)

"Jasdeep Singh Degun’s Arya ... was striking in his ability to be both Indian classical and Western classical and sound at ease with both. Arya proved to be thoroughly accessible, the subtly changing melodic patterns oddly reminiscent of Philip Glass; it always put Degun’s virtuosity on the sitar to the service of the overall concept. Intense, but never troubled, it ended by fading into serenity." (The Reviews Hub)

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Ahead of Jasdeep Singh Degun's new sitar concerto Arya, Jasdeep appears on BBC Radio 4 (Front Row) and BBC Radio 3 (In Tune). Click the respective links to listen back to the programme. 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Award-winning young sitarist and composer Jasdeep Singh Degun will premiere Arya, his new concerto for sitar and orchestra, with the Orchestra of Opera North at Huddersfield Town Hall on 23 February 2020.


In March the piece will tour to Durham, Manchester and Birmingham, with the Chorus of Opera North joining the Orchestra to open the concerts with a programme of excerpts from classic operas.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

During 2019-2020, contemporary classical music ensemble, Psappha, will be running a 'Composing for...' scheme to support and develop 24 emerging composers who are interested in learning more about writing for the instruments included in this year’s programme.

The aim of the project is to give the selected composers direct contact with four highly experienced musicians: freebass accordion player Miloš Milivojević; sitar player Jasdeep Singh Degun; Psappha’s pianist Ben Powell; and Psappha’s cellist Jennifer Langridge.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

We would like to thank everyone for attending the SOLD OUT Anomaly concert at the Purcell Room last Friday. The concert was a triumphant success and we were lucky to have eminent musicians Nitin Sawhney, Anoushka Shankar and Smt. Sukanya Shankar, Swati Natekar, and Pandit Sanju Sahai in the audience.


We would also like to thank all the musicians and organisations involved who have made this event possible!


Please keep your eyes peeled for news on the release of the debut album, Anomaly. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Jasdeep Singh Degun has recently been commissioned by Opera North to write a new concerto for sitar and orchestra. The concerto will be premiering at the Huddersfield town hall in Feb 2020. 

Composed and performed by the award-winning sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun, Arya is an exciting new concerto. Simmering with grandeur and emotionally charged music, the melody moves from the sitar around the orchestra in gorgeous sweeps of sound.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

An interview with Jasdeep was recently featured on the Narc Magazine website. 

'We get to know sitar player Jasdeep Singh Degun a little better ahead of his performance at Sage Gateshead on Friday 19th October as part of Gem Arts’ Riverside Ragas.'

Please click the link to read the full interview

Taraash wins at the Royal Television Society student Awards!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The short film, 'Taraash', has been awarded 'Best Factual' and 'Best Cinematography' at the Royal Television Society student Awards 2018. Jasdeep scored the soundtrack for Taraash late last year. 

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