B A N S U R I F L U T E R E C I T A L
A wind instrument whose ancient origin is in Northern India, the bansuri is a transverse flute made of hollow bamboo pierced with eight holes: a mouthpiece hole, six finger holes and a tuning hole. It is associated with Lord Krishna: the shepherd and the lover. It has a deep and warm tone colour, and it covers a wide range of expression: from instrumental music and to vocal style. Breath finds its own voice as it is blown through the flute, revealing a subtle, spellbinding song.
A French disciple of the living Legend Pandit HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA, Guillaume Barraud has become a key figure of the bansuri flute in Europe. After years of immersion and instrumental practice, he has made himself the spokesman of traditional music from India and led his audience in a rejunevating musical and cultural experience. He has performed at prestigious venues and various private music circles.
In 2015, Guillaume has performed in front of 3000 people of the Indian diaspora at the Carrousel in Paris, in a prelude to the speach of the Prime Minister of India, on an offcial visit to France.