On the 7th episode of Season 2, “The resilient Entrepreneurs” on Indian Artpreneur Podcast, we speak to Sandeep Virdee OBE, the founder and artistic director of Darbar Festival, UK. Abandoning a successful career in accountancy, Sandeep curated his first Indian classical musical festival in honour of his late father, Gurmit Singh Virdee, in 2006 and has never looked back since. He is currently Artistic Director for Darbar.
The Darbar has re-shaped the landscape of Indian classical music in Britain, by promoting excellence, risk taking and innovation. In this interesting conversation Sandeep Virdee talks about the History, Values, Philosophy, Sources of funding of Darbar Festival.