Courtney Gruesc - Indian Classical Music - Sitar
- Serving Los Angeles and Orange County CA
- 23011 Bigler St.
- City, Zip Code & State
- Woodland Hills, CA 91364
This accomplished and talented sitar performer is highly skilled in the acient tradition of sitar music. She will bring an authentic and beautiful sound to your next event.
With a BA in North Indian Classical Music from the prestigious California Institute of the Arts, Courtney is one of only a handful of truly skilled sitar musicians performing in North America. She began her fascination with the sitar at age 18, and has worked tirelessly ever since to master it's nuances and soothing tones. Courtney has studied under such masters as Rajeev Tarnanath and Swapan Chaudhuri. She continues to study her craft both in India and in the US with instructor Partha Chatterjee.
In 2005 she lived with a family in Calcutta throughout the winter while continuing to study the sitar. In the spring of 2007, Courtney performed in a 13 city European tour with Anoushka Shankar and in 2009 and 2010 toured throughout the US playing Tanpura accompaniment for Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar.
In addition to her expert sitar playing, she also performs in a number of world music collaborations with other area musicians. Her work can be heard in the upcoming mockumentary "Darnell Dawkins", and she is a regular performer at Tanzore restaurant.
She primarily performs in the traditional North Indian classical style with a traditional tabla accompaniment. Her beautiful music is a delightful addition to any private party, corporate gathering, wedding, or Indian themed function.
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