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Jaunpuri (excerpt) from Songs of Peace by Aadesh Shrivastava (arr. Murphy),

London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Murphy Conductor, Kala Ramnath Indian Violin, Rashid Khan, Voice

Bhairavi (excerpt) from Samaagam  by Amjad Ali Khan (realised Murphy)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, David Murphy Conductor, Amjad Ali Khan, Sarod

Ravi Shankar Symphony excerpt from 3rd movement: DoGa Kalyan

London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Murphy, Conductor, Anoushka Shankar, Sitar


Taken from the legendary Sanskrit texts of the Mahābhārata, the story of Sukanya has been brought to life in this innovative production with music by Indian music legend Ravi Shankar and combines traditional Indian instruments with Western orchestra and singers. This performance is directed by Curve Associate Director Suba Das and unites dance choreographed by the Aakash Odedra Company, production by The Royal Opera and the musicians of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Music Room: When East Meets West – Introduction

In the lead up to the World Premiere of Ravi Shankar’s only opera ‘Sukanya’ in May 2017, we’re thrilled to present an online ten-part mini-series, exploring the dialogue between Classical Indian and Western music! ‘The Music Room’ will take the viewer on a journey through these traditions, examining how they connect on a deep level. David Murphy, the opera’s conductor and long-time collaborator with Ravi Shankar will present the series. Please enjoy the first several installments.

Beethoven Symphony No. 7 – Finale

The jubilant close of the work, featuring Sinfonia Verdi.

Film Trailer

Trailer for forthcoming Documentary featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra, exploring the crossing of cultural boundaries in music and focussing on the development of the Ravi Shankar Opera.

Elgar Introduction and Allegro

The closing section of Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for Strings with Sinfonia Verdi

BBC Interview

Conductor and musical pioneer David Murphy discusses the tremendous possibilities London offers today’s creative and forward looking musicians.

Philharmonia Orchestra

East – West collaboration at London Mela 2013.

The legendary Amjad Ali Khan’s Samaagam featuring his sons Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan as soloists

Born In Parallel

Pushing boundaries – Daphna Sadeh is a leading jazz double bassist from Israel. Here Daphna and David explore the common roots of Baroque, Jazz and Middle Eastern music, featuring musicians from the Academy of Ancient Music, plus Jazz ensemble with Guy Shalom on percussion and Frank Moon on Oud.