Pratik Shrivastava is a talented young sarod player, known for crystal clear taans (melodic elaborations) and superb layakari (rhythmic interplay). He was inducted into the instrument’s rituals by his family, first learning from his grandfather Pandit Rabi Chakraborty and then his uncle Dr. Rajeeb Chakraborty, both artists of the Maihar gharana.
Pratik began touring the world as a teenager, winning several awards and appearing at the international children’s festival in Amman, Jordan. Today he receives advanced instruction from vocalist Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty as well as sarodia Pandit Tejendra Majumdar. He enjoys listening to jazz, flamenco, and psytrance as well as Indian classical of the North and South.
"[My abilities] are merely a reflection of hard work, sincerity, dedication and unadulterated guidance from my family."
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