Nicolas Delaigue is a concert performer and a teacher of the sitar and the classical music of North India ( Hindustani).
He is today a reference in Europe in the performance and the teaching of this music. Due to his atypical path, and after years of full immersion, practice and total dedication to this art, he has succeeded in creating a link between India and west. Living in Lyon (France) since 2011, he have an activity of international concert performer - Europe, India, North Africa - and has performed in prestigious places such as the Musée D'Orsay in Paris, Auditorium du Musée des Confluences in Lyon, Bibliotheque Vallicelliana in Rome, La Maison de l'Inde in Paris, Ljubljana University in Slovenia, Palais Lascaris in Nice, Theatre Michel Daner in Beausoleil, Cinema Elvire Popesco in Bucharest, Seibtla Festval in Tunisia, Musée des Arts Asiatiques in Nice, ADEM Geneve and hundreds concerts in many festivals and theaters in Europe. He has performed also in India in publics and private recitals specially in Nashik and Kolkata…
Nicolas Delaigue was trained in the Hindustani Music during numerous years by great masters of the sitar (Patrick Moutal,, Indrajit Banerjee,, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Sugato Nag) and he have made a stylistic synthesis of the teaching received.
Always searching new horizons, he have also introduced or collaborated in numerous experiments around the music and the traditional arts of India.
Nicolas teaches the sitar and the Indian music since about fifteen years in public, private and associative structures mainly in France, and he is regularly invited in diverse cultural, university and educational centers for Masterclass, workshops, educational support, jury member (Cité de la Musique - Paris, & Marseille, Higher National Conservatory for Music of Paris, Conservatory of La Réunion, Ljubiana University CEFEDEM Rhône-Alpes, Conservatory of le Grand Chalon, Conservatory of Bourgoin Jallieu, Conservatory of Macon, Conservatory of Saint Etienne...). Holder of the French State Diploma of the Traditional Musics, Nicolas has a deep experience and reflection on the musical pedagogy, and he teaches the sitar and classical indian music all year long to numerous students in Lyon, and in Clermont-Ferrand (Horizon-Adema school).
He have collaborated with Ronu Majumdar and Indrajit Banerjee for the music of " The Dance of the Devil " (Gallimard, 2010). He have created the Duo Sanchari in 2007 with whom he have recorded a record an LP in 2008. He is also a member of the Trio Milana.
Nicolas have also explores in soloist or in band many various musical world such as Afghan Ghazals, Indian traditional dance Kathak, Rabridrasangit, Afghan instrumental musics, flamenco, electronic musics, rock music, European medieval music…).
Nicolas also works in association with the world of cinematography and films, and was regular soloist of silent movies in the auditorium of the Museum of Orsay (Paris). His music accompanies the movie « Cast a Bhuta Bronze Mask » (film by J.C Plattner, Museum Rietberg- Swiss).