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Seema Gulati

Sitar Solo

Seema Gulati is quickly becoming a rising star in the Indian Classical Music scene in the US. The emotional musicality she brings to the stage has enchanted audiences in Phoenix, Arizona where she resides, and around the country. Her expressive style and virtuosic performances have wowed audiences and peers alike, garnering praise from many of her listeners.

Blessed with a love for music at a very young age, Seema began her musical journey in vocals before finding her passion in the “gayaki ang” or "singing" style of sitar. Her transformation under the tutelage of renowned sitar player Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan (commonly known as Ustad Shahid Parvez), from student to “shagird” to finally a performer in her own right, showcases her resolve and dedication to this beautiful art form.

A regular performer at the Discover India Festival organized by the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, she has also performed in New York for Salon de Virtuosi with violinist, Maya Anjali Buchanan and tabla percussionist Samir Chatterjee. Recent career highlights include her participation in the Silk Road Global Musician Workshop with cellist, Mike Block and Indian classical violinist, Kala Ramnath, presenting and performing for the MIM's "Rediscover Treasures" video sessions campaign, and performing for Norwalk, CA's upcoming 'Festival of Tabla'.

Continuing the tradition of guru-shishya (mentor-student) established by her musical mentor; Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, Seema has been teaching sitar for over 20 years at the SPK Academy of Music, where she acts as Director. She actively manages projects to educate the next generation of Indian classical musicians, uplifting and inspiring women musicians where ever she goes.

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