- A Masterclass and Workshop for Piano and Western Singing was conducted by Prof. Fabio Marra and Angelo Papale of Italy on 13th May 2015.
Yuva Music Festival 2015
20 Concerts, 6 Talk Shows, 10 Competitions Spread from 9th May, ICCR to 3rd August, Science City, the second Yuva Music Festival is hosting more than 1500 participants from 51 schools, colleges, music schools and other institutions from Kolkata, Howrah and Haldia. The Festival this year has seen participation from French, Italian, Bangladeshi, Nepali, American and Pakistani Artists and personals. YMF is probably the most diversified music festival in the world with a wide section of musical genres from Blues, Rock, Western Pop to Indian Folk, Classical, Bollywood, Tollywood, Rabindra sangeet, Sufi, Fusion and own compositions are presented through Solo, Bands, Ensembles and Orchestras.
Some of the eminent names associated with YMF 2 are Cactus Band, Surojit Chatterjee (Bhoomi), Arko Mukherjee, Pt. Malhar Ghosh, Usha Uthup, Alokananda Roy, Agnimitra Paul, Cinematrographer Premendu Bikas Chaki, Director Satrajit Sen, Lagnajita Chakraborty, Ujjaini Mukherjee, Antara Nandy, Aritra Dasgupta, Pt. Debasis Bhattacharjee and many more.
Principals and Officials of reputed schools like La Martiniere for Boys, La Martiniere for Girls, Don Bosco, Indus Valley, Calcutta International, LSA, Loreto’s and many more.
- In 2014 an International Cello Workshop along with music of J.S Bach was presented by world renounced Cello artist – Christian Pierre La Marca.
- Kanishka Saha became the 1st Indian Pianist to participate in Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Germany. An historic achievement for Kanishka, his teacher Mr. Surendranath Majumdar and AMEC. This was a long cherished dream and commitment of Mr. Majumdar. He worked tirelessly in a very strategic way to accomplish this dream of representing India.
- An international Piano & Violin workshop was organized in May’13. Ms Chiho Totagawa from Holland conducted the session along with Professors of Music. Mr. Jackson Fraser, an Australian Drummer conducted a Rhythm Workshop in June’13. An Accordion workshop was also presented.
- AMEC presented the 1st ROCKSCHOOL workshop in Eastern India on 19th February 2012. Mr. Jeremy Ward, Executive Director Rockschool conducted the workshop. The workshop was a huge success with the participation of Teachers and Heads of different Music schools across Kolkata.
- AMEC presented “Together Forever, a musical Journey” on 1st May 2012 at Uttam Mancha. Concept & music arrangement by Mr. Surendranath Majumdar. Design & Title by eminent artiste Mr. Yadavendra Sen.
- Mr. Surendranath Majumdar represented India in a Music Festival and performed at the historic Moscow Conservatory, Russia.
- AMEC promoted Miss. Sharmi Chakraborty, a new vocal teacher and provided her a placement in Garden High School as a full time singing teacher.
- Kanishka Saha participated in the national piano festival organised by Pune Music Society. Four Piano students qualified for CrescendoII finals. Kanishka Saha & Soham Guha Thakurta received the first & second prize.
- Jeet Goswami, student of AMEC’s “Music for All” initiative performed at the CSM’s Monsoon Concert. Later he also joined C4 as a guitar teacher. “India has got Talent Season 3” visits AMEC for internal audition.
- AMEC is the 1st Western Music School in Kolkata to recognize the contribution of Music Educators. AMEC presented Lifetime Achievement Award to Mrs. Anita Hazra & Mrs. Fauzia Marikar for their life long contribution for Western Classical Music in Kolkata.
- Mr. Surendranath Majumdar participates in Sur Sangam, a professional teachers training program organized by Max Mueller Bhavan & Music Universiry of Wuerzburg, Germany. Max Mueller Bhavan sponsors Jeet Goswami, a student of AMEC’s “Music for All’, to participate in the 1st Calcutta Classical Guitar Festival, December 2010.