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POST TIME: 1 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Flute recital by Ustad Azizul Islam today
DL desk

Flute recital by Ustad Azizul Islam today

A solo flute recitation programme by Ustad Azizul Islam will be held today morning at 10:30am at the Poet Sufia Kamal auditorium of National Public Library, Shahbag in the capital. Organised by monthly Sargam, the only regular magazine on music in the country, noted artist Hasem Khan is expected to be present as chief guest at the programme.

Ustad Azizul Islam, a leading flute player of the country, was once a sailor by profession, from the first batch of Marine Academy, Chittagong. His first Guru (preceptor) in music was late Priyada Ranjan Sen Guopta of Arya Sangeet Samity, Chittagong. Ustad Azizul Islam’s flute performances were held in a wide number of places in Bangladesh, India, Europe and Australia. His solo flute recital programs were organised in Kolkata by Sangeet Research Academy, Saptasur, Salt Lake Music Festival and in the Habitat Centre of Delhi as the first one by a Bangladeshi artiste. Ustad Islam had the rare privilege to perform ‘Jugal Bandi’ with the great Violin Maestro Pandit VG Jog  (Padma Bhusan) in Kolkata and also in Dhaka, which were highly appreciated by house full of audience. He was awarded Gold Medal and Crest jointly by Rotary Club of Metropolitan Dhaka and Ashfaque-Najma Foundation for his contribution in the music sphere.