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Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma is one of very few instrumentalists who has near-single-handedly put their instrument on the classical map. Born in the Himalayan state of Jammu to a Dogri family, his father Uma Dutt Sharma was an esteemed singer who inducted him into vocal music and tabla from a young age. But his path deviated at age 13, as his father recommended that he took up the santoor - a 100-stringed hammered dulcimer traditionally used ...

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Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee

Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee is revered for his extraordinary command of the sitar and surbahar, with many counting him among the ... read more

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Abhisek Lahiri

Abhisek Lahiri is a gharana-blending young sarod player, who fuses ideas from the Shahjahanpur, Maihar, and Senia Bangash traditions. Early ... read more

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Abhishek Borkar

Abhishek Borkar is rapidly gaining recognition as one of India’s finest young sarod players. His father Pandit Shekhar Borkar is a ... read more

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Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s illustrious career has lasted almost seven decades since his debut at the age of six. His ... read more

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Akkarai Subhalakshmi

Akkarai Subhalakshmi is a leading Carnatic violinist. Her grandmother R Sornambal was an expert in harikatha (devotional musical storytelling), and ... read more

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Anupama Bhagwat

Anupama Bhagwat’s sitar style exemplifies the best elements of the Imdadkhani gharana - structured alap (rhythmless introduction) playing, rapid taans (melodic ... read more

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Arshad Khan

Arshad Khan is a leading exponent of the esraj, a rare bowed-fretted instrument from Bengal, long associated with Sikh devotional ... read more

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Ayan Sengupta

Ayan Sengupta’s sitar style expertly blends the vocalistic turns of his gurus, who include singers such as Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty ... read more

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