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Theophilus Benjamin: Matinee Special
July 7, 12:30 pm
Theophilus Benjamin is one of the leading classical guitarists and educators in the country. Theophilus is an active performer and was part of the New Delhi Guitar Quartet. He has performed at the University of Peradeniya, Kandy and the Russian Cultural Center, Colombo in Sri Lanka and various parts of India including the Amaltas hall and Stein Auditorium at India Habitat Center, New Delhi, the Instituto Cervantes in New Delhi, The Satyajit Ray auditorium at ICCR Kolkata, Alliance Francaise Kolkata, Victoria Memorial Kolkata and other venues across the country. Some of his notable collaborations include interpretation of Bengali River songs with noted folk singer Saurav Moni on the occasion of World Music Day in 2015, and interpretation of Enrique Granados’ Spanish Dance no.5 with noted Mohinyattam danseuse Eugenia Carillo from Spain at the Instituto Cervantes, Delhi in November 2013. In August 2013, he performed with the Mozart of Sweden, Johannes Moller at the renowned Stein Auditorium at India Habitat Center, Lodi Road, New Delhi. He also had the privilege of recording with Johannes Moller for his album in Kolkata. He was also invited to perform with India’s famous fusion band, Advaita at IHC Amphitheatre in 2012.