Classical Violinist, Music Composer and Director
Classical violinist, Dr. Nusrat Mumtaz Ruposhi, is descended from an extensive bloodline of talented artists. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to a renowned cultural family, she grew up surrounded by all manner of creativity. Her mother, the late Mrs. Alpana Mumtaz, was an illustrious dancer, dance director and founder of the music school Kothakali Sangeet Bidalaya. Her elder sister, Dr. Shoma Mumtaz, is a dance director with a PhD in Drama and Dramatics, currently a professor at Jahangir Nagar University. Her aunt, the late Mrs. Rowshan Jamil, is a house-hold name in Bangladesh, renowned for acting in countless movies and dramas (Youtube). In an environment that fostered art of all kinds, Dr. Mumtaz began her training in music and dance when she was three years old at Kothakali Sangeet Biddalaya.
A Drummer/Singer/Band leader
In 1989, she founded an all-girls band named Noble Sentiments and casted herself in the role of the drummer. Even today, she still engages the use of percussion in her music compositions. As a singer, she has performed in two Music Albums, a Pop Music record called “Ties” and a Bengali Music Album known as “Money Porey”, respectively released in 1995 and 1996.