Paul Grant is a musician and teacher who has spent more than 35 years dedicated to the study of Eastern music. He is known for his mastery of the santoor in a variety of classical repertoires, including Indian, Persian, Afghan and Kashmiri. In addition to being proficient on the tabla and sitar, he has restored and made several instruments in his existential quest for perfect sound !
Born in Atlanta in 1951, Paul Grant began his musical journey as a drummer and singer for rock, jazz and rhythm and blues groups. After his first trip to India in 1972, he began to gravitate more towards Eastern music and concentrate solely on North India, Persian, Kashmiri and Afghan repertoires.
In the early Nineties, he taught at the World Music Department at Rotterdam’s conservatory and from 1994 started teaching within the framework of the Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie. He was part of a traditional Afghan music group and has also performed with Kathak and Flamenco artists in the show “De Bénarès à Jerez”.
In conjunction with ADEM, he created two “Journeys to the East” in 1998 and 2004, which were musical odysseys exploring the diversities and similarities of the various traditions that lie between the Himalayas and the Mediterranean.
He regularly plays and records with Pandit Nayan Ghosh, with whom he has recorded two CDs: Dialogues andRagas for Serenity. In 2008, he began studying Kashmiri music once more, concentrating on Sufyana Kalam, which is the Sufi tradition.
53, ch. de la Planta - 1233 Cologny
To discuss with the teacher
Private lessons : 70 CHF/hour
T: 022 735 86 59
Website : http://www.paulgrant.net/