Subash Chandra Giri
A Ph.D. student in Music (Ethnomusicology), Department of Music at University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada.
Since childhood, he had a passion for music. He began his musical journey by joining classes of Classical Music Singing (I. Mus) in 2000 at Fine Arts Campus, Tribhuvan University. Then, he continued formal Classical Singing Training from Maestro Prabhu Raj Dhakal, son and student of Sangeet Pravin Nara Raj Dhakal (one of the founders of classical music in Nepal), and trained for 6 years. Then after, he completed Bachelors Degree (B. Mus) in Classical Music Singing in 2006, and also topped the college. Similarly, he received an offer to teach as a music teaching assistant in Fine Arts Campus, Tribhuvan University Nepal and worked for 6 years from 2006 – 2012. Further, he completed Masters Degree in Classical Music Singing (M. Mus) in Bhatkhande Notation, University Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2010. In 2013, he went to University of Agder, Kristiansand Norway and completed Masters Degree in Music Management in 2016. There he was also offered a Guest music teacher to teach World music and worked with Professor Bjron Ole Rasch for 2 years from 2013-2015.
Currently, he is also working as an Assistant of Professor Dr. Michael Frishkopf in The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology. Furthermore, he worked in Indian Embassy of Nepal as a private music Instructor and taught Guitar and Keyboard for 2 years 2010-2012. In the course of time, he worked in several international schools as a music instructor in Nepal for almost 5-6 years. Similarly, he has been performing varieties of events and classical music performances. He is also trained western notation in Guitar for 2 years and the basic course in the keyboard. His key performances are ‘FK’s 50 Years Anniversary Concert 2013’ in Folketearetet in Oslo and Jazz Fusion Concert in Kristiansand, Norway, ‘Music For The Better World Concert 2017’ University of Alberta, Edmonton. In addition, he had performed in Yalamaya Classic, Kirateshwor, and Narayansthan which are renowned venues for classical music performance in Nepal.
In short, he has specialization in folk music and classical music; knowledge of both eastern and western music; zeal on learning and teaching music.