Master percussionist Satyajit Talwalkar balances rhythmic poise and highly explosive improvisation on his tabla.
His intricate performances, be they solo or in accompaniment, feature catchy tempos, unanticipated crescendos and compositions embellished with dexterous agility and skill. The rhythm he provides helps bring out the best in each instrument, his beat pulsating within the entire performance and reverberating within the audience’s consciousness.
Talwalkar stands true to the training he received from his father, Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, starting from the age of four. His modulation of the bass from the bayan [left hand] and the hummingbird-like action on the dayan [right hand] enriches his distinct sound and melodic flow, and his style provides enough scope for melody to blend into rhythm, making it a balanced representation of both these aspects of music. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Bharatratna Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar by the Sangeet Natak Academy.
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