About

Milind Date with his Guruji Pt. Hariprasad ji

Initially Milind learnt with Pt. Ajit Soman for some time and then since 1989 he is under the tutelage of legendary Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia.

Although Milind’s main study is in Indian Classical and Folk Music, he also has studied Devotional Music, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Fusion-World Music. An accomplished, versatile composer, Milind has experimented with several music and dance forms in as showcased in his band Fusion Ensemble.

Milind has composed music for several films and documentaries too. One of these documentaries was on The Dalai Lama and other one on Dr. Shardchandra Dicksheet the well-known Plastic Surgeon. Recently he composed music for Among The Believers a highly sensational film. This film has won over a dozen awards all over the world.

Milind has extensively travelled South Korea and has performed over 500 concerts over a decade. He has several award winning albums released in South Korea as well.

On the special invitation Milind has performed for Russian President Hon. Mr. Putin and on another occasion for the Indian President Hon. Pranob Mukharjee.

More information about Milind can be found at

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milind_Date

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“You have never seen a Bansuri – Flute performance like this”

Milind has performed more than 3000 concerts in various parts of the world. He is known for his innovations in performances. Depending on the venue, requirements of the organisers, particulars of the promotions, and product; Milind is known for customising his performance to best suit the occasion, so that the audience takes home the best memories !

Milind has composed music and performed with…

Various dancers of the following styles – Kathak, Bharat Natyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Belly Dance, Modern Dance, Samba, Free Form Dance, Ballet, Latin Dance etc…

Instruments like Saxophone, Sitar, Sarod, Flamenco Guitar, Piano, Violin, Double Bass, Chinese Er Hu, Pipa, Korean Daegum, Kumengo, Ecuadorian Pan Pipes, Japanese Stone Flute and various others…

Organisations Milind has performed for…

The Ministry of Culture – India, Mercedes Benz, De Beers – The Diamond People, HSBC, Hyundai, Volkswagen, SKF, Honeywell, Sandvik, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Bacardi, Kingfisher, Smirnoff, ITC, Skoda, Bajaj Pulsar [Motorcycle], Close-Up, Kalyani Steel Industries, Venkateshwara Hatcheries, DMeg, Whirlpool, Infosys, TCS, Zensar Technologies, The Times Group of Companies, Indian Express, Citibank, GMR Group, Lufthansa, Oerlikon Balzers ….. And many, many others.

Celebrities who have enjoyed Milind’s performances…

Important Personalities like Pt Bhimsen Joshi, Baba Amate, Yash Chopra, Vinod Khanna, Pooja Bhatt, Jacke Shroff, Sanjay Dutt, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Nana Patekar, William Kline – Consul for Financial affairs of USA to India,  Ambassadors of many, many countries abroad, President of Commonwealth Games Committee, Many important local and national polliticians…

Corporate icons like…

Rahul Bajaj, Kirloskars, Balaji Rao of Venkatshwara Hatcheries, Baba Kalyani, Lee family of Samsung [in Korea], Ganesh Natarajan of Zensar, Rumi Contractor, Jeff Wolfers, Ignacio Vera, Ram Kumar, of HSBC, Pankaj Dhume of BMC Software, Ashutosh Parasnees of PTC, Ashwin Deo of  Moët Hennessy, Vivek Talghatti of Rapidigm, Senior management of KPIT Cummins, Paresh Parasnees of HDFC…

In the spiritual world, Milind has been exceptionally fortunate to get blessings from and offer his musical skills specially for the Masters and mentors like His Holy Highness The Dalai Lama, Osho Bhagawan Rajaneesh, Shri Shri Ravi Shankarji, and Sadhu Vaswani. Some time ago, as Milind was to compose music for the film on The Dalai Lama, Milind had this great opportunity to see His Holy Highness The Dalai Lama at his Royal palace in Dharamshala.

Inauguration ceremonies Milind has performed at…

Pune International Film Festivals, Chung Mu Art Hall – Seoul, Kyunggi cultural center- Suwon, Ekanaath Theatre –Aurangabad, Pimpari Chinchwad Theatre and a few other, Dong Ah Daily’ Art Gallery, All India Dental Medical Association meet, All India Political Science Conference Many college Festivals like Insynch, Gaandhar, Verve, Rendezvous, Mood Indigo, QuickSilver

Occasions Milind has performed at…

Russian Festival, Indian Festival in France, Ganesh Festival – Seoul, Corporate meets of Zensar, Cisco, Fujitsu, HSBC, Kalyani Steels, GMR Group, KPIT Cummins, Citibank APR [Asia pacific Region] Chiefs meet in Seoul, Annapoorna meet on Chamonix – France, opening of Skoda Factory, Visit of Russian Premier Vladimir Putin, Lead organisation world meet in Bhopal, visit of the President of Commonwealth Games Committee, Worli festival – Mumbai

Venues Milind has performed at…

National Museum Delhi, Vigyan Bhavan – Delhi, Seoul Cultural Centre, Osho Commune International,  World Cup Stadium-Daegu-Korea, Naaju prehistoric Ruins, Gyeonggi Korean Traditional Music Centre, Ill Min Art Gallery – Seoul, Bannam – The Ancient Tombs, Noor E Sabah Palace –Bhopal, Falak Numa Palace Hydrabad, Cultural Centre –Chamonix – France, Shanivar Wada – Pune, and many more prestigious venues. Besides these, Milind has performed in most of the 5 Star hotels in India as almost all corporate performances mostly take place there.

Milind has accompanied his Guru Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia and Ustad Zakir Hussain in live concerts.

Milind has worked with –

Musicians like

Asha Bhosle, Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Pt. Hridaynaath Mangeshkar, Trilok Gurtu, Loy Mendonsa, Suresh Wadkar, Pt. Purushottam Upadhyay, Yashvant Deo, Usha Mangeshkar, Kalyanji Anandji, Ram Kadam, Bhaskar Chandawarkar, Peanaaz Masani, Taufiq Qureshi, Shiv Mani,  Fazal Qureshi, Vijay Ghate, Yogesh Samsi, Manish Vyas, and many others

Painters like

MF Hussain, Udayraaj Gadnis, Achut Palav, Milind Mulick

Dancers like

Kelucharan Mohapatra, Pandita Rohini Bhate, Pandita Prabha Marathe, Zhelum Paranjape, Shama Bhate.

International Artists Milind has worked with…

Brazil – Alviro Alavares [The Weather Report – Santana Percussionist], Nivedano, Bodhigeeta,

Korea – Beik in Young, Park Chang Soo, Chung Eun Han, Park je Chun, Mi Yeon,  Lim won Sik, Lim dong Chan, Roh young Sim, Choi Sori, Yeoum, Song Gyu, Kim Jin Mook, ‘Madhura’ – Jin Bora, Yu Kyung Hwa, Heoh Yoon Jeong, Ki Hwa, Maestro Kim De Hwan, Chang Jae Hyo, Mutdance – Kim Young Hee.

Iran – Iraq – Morocco – Zhubin Kalhor, Mohmed Alnuma, Ramadhan Meir Suisa, Yamat, Ashar

UK – Karen ‘Tanmayo’ Boyd, Chinmaya Dunster, Mike Turnbull, Lucy Johnson, Marcus Corbett

USA – Anant Jesse, Angeli, Joe Foster, Jennifer Berezen, Raamdas Khalsa

Denmark – Ageha Lorentzen, Dinesh Mattuk, Preetam

Australia – Bhakta, Bharati,

Germany – Jurgen Ohnemus, Buddhen Gobbles,  Prem Joshua, Disha, Helmut Beiler-Wendt, Peter Hollinger, Mizuki Walderhard, Swami Divakar

Canada – Gnethan Jehman, Michael Simpson, Amrit Bassi, Altaf Vellani, Chip Yarwood, Maryem Hassan Tollar, Rick Lazar, Paco Luviano, Celina, Arjun, Niranjan Kaur, Hari Singh Khalsa

Netherlands – Saskia Laroo, Warren Byrd, Devapath Van Riel

Japan – Sato Yuki, Satygyan, Mitsutaka Ishii, Mukai Chie, Kojima Takashi, Chino Shuchi, Aai Onogi, O Hoshi,

Tibet – Nawang Khechog, Chuki Tethong, Dechen ShakDagsay

China –Zhenfang Zhang, Xu Fengxia, Tu Shang Xian [Kitaro], Li Ping Ting

Mexico – Gustavo Aguilar

And Many, many more

Milind also appears on hundreds of records and albums from around the world. His performed albums are released and are available in countries like India, USA, UK, Netherlands, Austria, Australia, Argentina, Korea and many other… He has extensively performed on local music albums as well as Bollywood music.

Milind With Masters – Photo Gallery

Milind performing at the prestigeous Heinsa Festival in South Korea

Milind has performed in hundreds of festivals all over the world. His music is energetic and thus it goes extremely well with the festive crowds ! Milind has been in the headlining act of many festivals in India as well as in Korea. In his 12 travels to Korea, Milind has also performed for nearly all the important Buddhist Monasteries for their important festivals.

Here is a select list of festivals Milind has performed in…

Pandit Pannalal Ghosh Birth Anniversary Festival

Subrahmanium – The Music Monastery   Karnataka – India

Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre

NCPA Mumbai

Saraswati Parampara Trust Festival

Russian Festival

Ganesh Festival

Bombay,   Delhi and Pune International   Film Festivals

IIT festivals at Mumbai,   Delhi, Chennai

Opening ceremonies of many theatres in
India and in Korea

Youngpyungsa Monestary – Korea

Ustad Abdul Karim Khan Festival – Miraj

Lotus lantern Festival in many Korean Monasteries

Daegu Biennale

Indo-American Golf Tournament

Shoonya Festival -Bangalore

Worli Festival – Mumbai

Gyeonggi   Korean Traditional Music Centre Inauguration

‘Dong Ah Daily’ Art Gallery Inauguration

Songwansa Monetary – South Korea

Orientillica

Voice of Asia

All India Political Science Conference

All India Dental Medical Meet

Osho Commune International

Inauguration ceremonies of many, many intercollegiate festivals

College Festivals like Insynch, Verve,   Gandhar, Rendezvous, Mood Indigo, QuickSilver and many others

India   Festival In Chamonix – France

Spiritual   Music fest at HwaEom Monastary – Korea

Markham Jazz festival –Toronto

Rollball worldcup

Corporate Olympics Inauguration

Siddhi Vinayak Mandir Festival

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The Press Talks.. Everywhere… All the time !!!

And when it is flute, you do not ask who? Milind Date the flautist- Indian Express

You haven’t heard Fusion music until you have heard Fusion Ensemble… MCC Chennai -Madras

A distinctive display of musical genius and top notch flute by Lead artist Milind Date! – Indo American News – Huston

Milind Date, India’s best known flute player enraptured the crowd with an out-of-this-world performance – Herald – Panjim – Goa

Taufiq was terrific, drumming up a storm. Milind was his usual impeccable self, the notes from his flute evoking pathos, poignancy, and the permanence of the cosmos – City Beat

It was Milind Date’s versatile flute which held us mesmerized. With his amazing lung power, technical brilliance and crowd savvy, this disciple of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia enchanted the crowd right through… The Times of India

It is said, that this unique phenomenon takes place, when body and soul are in a state of sublime bliss. This ‘Deepwoods’ we urge you to lose yourself in the ethereal plane of spirituality…..Your medium…The one and the Only one – Fusion Ensemble – Deepwoods – Madras

In a 40 minutes performance Fusion Ensemble literally made the audience gasp for breath, and the cries of “Once More, Once More” were heard after almost every number – Mid Day.

It was Fusion Ensemble’s performance today which will linger on for a long time The Herald – Goa

The climax, where all the instruments went into fourth gear, made you feel as if you were in the space shuttle Colombia, shooting off into space – Mid Day

Milind Date showed everyone that all the hi-tech equipment and gadgets are all fine, but when he took to his humble flute, the crowd was in raptures. – Times of India

Finally, a night of superb and enthralling music at Jazz Garden. Fusion Ensemble, surely a brainchild of flawless flautist Milind Date, presented a mesmerizing set on Saturday August 21st. – City Beat

 But never mind. The flute jam during Roadhouse Blues thrilled the wild crowds to the core. – Indian Express However, the highlight of the evening certainly was the Jugalbandi [Duet] performed by flautist Milind Date and the guitarist. – Mid Day

Milind Date transported us again into the fairy like world….. Indian Express

The band played world class fusion with their own compositions like ‘Amphitheatre’, which Milind composed based on Fergusson College at Pune. Another great original composition was ‘Camel Walk’ dedicated to the people of Rajasthan, who were suffering due to drought. Fusion Ensemble, who were a treat to the ears, received a rich applause from the crowd. – Herald – Goa

 A promising young flautist with the exact sight for flute playing…… Loksatta – (Translated from Marathi)

The performance of Milind Date, the master student of the greatest master of Flute, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, was the special attraction of the festival. Both { Uday and Milind } artists from Pune, simply won the hearts of the folks of Aurangabad…. The speciality of their playing, was that along with the influence of their Gurus, both of them have a remarkable original style evolved from their own thought processes…. Sanj Warta – Aurangabad (Translated from Marathi)

The duo had the students engrossed in their classical Jugalbandies and their rendition of Milind’s composition in 16 beats had the reading hall reverberating with applause – The Times of India

The lilting notes from Milind Date’s flute added, as (MF) Hussain elegantly coloured the canvas in a tricolour to pay his tribute to Kargil. – The Times of India.

Milind’s haunting flute notes left the crowd in a tizzy….. The Mid – Day

A very innovative Jugalbandi (duet)…… Indian Express

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