ARTISTS

Shahbaz Hussain

Shahbaz Hussain

Tabla

Shahbaz Hussain is regarded as one of the leading tabla virtuoso’s of his generation.

Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra

Sarangi

Sarangi artist Pankaj Mishra born into a lineage of exceptional family of musicians, the son of Sri Satyanarayan Mishra, Grandson of Pt. Mahadeo Prasad Mishra, and great-grandson of Sarangi Virtuoso Pt. Saraju Prasad Mishra.

Prasad Upasani

Prasad Upasani

Vocalist

Prasad Upasani is a Hindustani Vocal Classical musician, teacher and performer, who is also a talented software IT professional.

Jin Won

Jin Won

Tabla

Dancer and percussionist Jin Won is a one-of-a-kind artist in Indian
performing arts who explores the sonic and visual possibilities of rhythm
through dance and music.

Gregg Johnson

Gregg Johnson

Pakhawaj

Gregg attended CalArts as an Ahmanson Scholar, completing a BFA (‘77) and MFA (’79) in World Music Performance with specialization in the classical music of India.

Dave Cipriani

Dave Cipriani

Slide Guitar

Award-Winning Guitarist Dave Cipriani is one of the few advanced exponents of Indian Slide Guitar in America.

Rohan Ramanan

Rohan Ramanan

Vocalist

Rohan Ramanan is a vocalist and oboist from Orange County, CA.

Aakash Pujara

Aakash Pujara

Flute

Aakash Pujara is an Indian Classical flautist. He began his musical journey with Tabla training at the age of 8 from the Late Pandit Ravi Bellare, after which he went on to learn Tabla with Shri Hemant Ekbote.

Aayush Savdekar

Aayush Savdekar

Tabla

Aayush Savdekar, 15 years, is a young Indian Classical Tabla artist and has been learning tabla as a disciple of Guru Shri.

Chirag Dixit

Chirag Dixit

Sarangi

Chirag Dixit is a student of Pankaj Mishra of the Banaras Gharana.

Pratyush Goberdhan

Pratyush Goberdhan

Sarangi

Pratyush Goberdhan grew up around Hindustani classical learning from grandfather the late Prof. Hari Shanker Adesh and his mother Smt. Surabhi Adesh primarily doing vocal and violin.

Dani Ekbote

Dani Ekbote

Tabla

Dani Ekbote has been learning tabla from his father, Shri Hemant Ekbote, since he was born, having studied both the Delhi and Ajrada gharanas.

Rachana Pillai

Rachana Pillai

Tabla

Rachana Pillai is a tabla player, a Bharatnatyam dancer, electronic music producer, dj, and educational neuroscientist.

Priya Majethia

Priya Majethia

Sitar

Priya Majethia, a resident of Tampa, Florida is a sitar player, pianist and vocalist.

Meena Patil

Meena Patil

Sitar

For Meena Patil, music journey started with classical vocal music at an early age before she discovered the fascinating world of Sitar.

Akash Shah

Akash Shah

Harmonium

Akash is a high school senior and has been learning Hindustani Classical music for the past 4 years.

Varenya Sastry

Varenya Sastry

Tabla

Budding artist, Varenya Sastry, is a student of Sri Anjaneya Sastry.

Surdarshan Chana

Surdarshan Chana

Jori

Surdarshan Singh (Sunny) is a young, masterful Tabla & Jori player who started learning music at the tender age of 4.

David Trasoff

David Trasoff

Sarod

David Trasoff is a senior disciple of the late maestro Ali Akbar Khan.

Saili Oak

Saili Oak

Vocalist

Saili Oak
A finalist on the popular reality TV series “Zee Marathi SaReGaMaPa,” Saili is a senior disciple of Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, a leading vocalist of the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana.

Pranav Ghatraju

Pranav Ghatraju

Tabla

Pranav Ghatraju began his training in Tabla at the Learnquest Academy of Music under Dr. Nishikant Sonwalker when he was 5 years old.

Jef Feldman

Jef Feldman

Pakhawaj

Jef Feldman (Pakhawaj) studied for 12 years with Pt. Taranath Rao.

Prahlad Chudasama

Prahlad Chudasama

Sitar

Prahlad has had a passion for Indian Classical music from a young age and started learning Sitar during his High School days in India.

Ravi Deo

Ravi Deo

Tabla

Ravindra Deo is an award-winning tabla artist and original music composer for dance, game, theater, and film.

Ted Morano

Ted Morano

Harmonium

Ted Morano began learning Sitar in 1981 from Vasant Rai in New York City.

Gabe Noel

Gabe Noel

Sarangi

Gabe Noel is a musician from Chicago, who has called Los Angeles home since 2003.

Eric Carroll

Eric Carroll

Sarangi

Eric Carroll grew up a multi-instrumentalist, focusing on primarily saxophone, bass, and guitar.

Shivam Pathak

Shivam Pathak

Tabla

Shivam has been learning tabla since the age of 6.

Sarang Majmudar

Sarang Majmudar

Tabla

Sarang is born into a musical family and started receiving tabla lessons from a young age of 5 years old from Jyoti Prakas and Abhijit Banerjee.

Lavina Shahani

Lavina Shahani

Tabla

Lavina Shahani is a resident of Long Beach, CA and is a tabla player.

Akriti Maske

Akriti Maske

Flute

Aakriti Maske is a resident of Redlands and is a flute player.

Sahar Farooqui Khundmiri

Sahar Farooqui Khundmiri

Sitar

Since the age of 12, Sahar Farooqui has dabbled in violin, harmonium, and classical Indian music theory.

Sagar Shah

Sagar Shah

Tabla

Sagar is a high school freshman and loves coding, technology, and robotics. He has been learning Tabla for the past 4 years with his great guruji Rupesh Kotecha.

Shyam Dore

Shyam Dore

Tabla

Shyam showed interest in tabla from a young age and regularly liked to listen and play around with the tabla at his Thatha’s house.

Omkar Gulvady

Omkar Gulvady

Tabla

Pandit Omkar Gulvady is one of our most senior artists at the Festival of Tabla 2022.

Debasish Chaudhuri

Debasish Chaudhuri

Tabla

Debasish Chaudhuri is one of the most sought after and acclaimed tabla teacher and player from Kolkata, India.

Hemant Ekbote

Hemant Ekbote

Tabla

Shri Hemant Ekbote was introduced to tabla at the tender age of six.

Peter Fagiola

Peter Fagiola

Pakhawaj

Musician and music educator Peter Fagiola is a multi-instrumentalist who focuses on the North Indian pakhawaj, marimba, piano, and Western percussion.

Leonice Shinneman

Leonice Shinneman

Pakhawaj

Leonice Shinneman is recognized as the foremost American disciple of the legendary North Indian tabla and pakhawaj master Pandit Taranath Rao.

Narayan Kadekodi

Narayan Kadekodi

Harmonium

Narayan is a performer and teacher in the art of tabla playing.

Shivam Sudame

Shivam Sudame

Tabla

Shivam started learning tabla at the age of 7 from Shri Hemant Ekbote in Irvine.

Shubha Chandramouli

Shubha Chandramouli

Mridangam

Shubha Chandramouli, a disciple of Sri. Poovalur Srinivasan, is an accomplished artist in the field of Carnatic music.

George Koller

George Koller

Sarangi

George Koller is a bassist, producer, composer, multi instrumentalist and promoter of jazz, world and folk music.

Bharadwaj Vellore Ramesh

Bharadwaj Vellore Ramesh

Sarangi

The poignant sound of the Sarangi has always had me spellbound.

Makheer Singh

Makheer Singh

Tauss

Makheer Singh is a 16 year old high school Junior who plays the Dilruba.

Geet Mishra

Geet Mishra

Sarangi

Geet learns Sarangi from her father Shri Pankaj Mishra since June 2020.

Siona Bhasme

Siona Bhasme

Tabla

Siona Bhasme is a tabla player and vocalist from Glendale, CA.

Yadira Pascault Orozco

Yadira Pascault Orozco

Sitar

Yadira Pascault Orozco is a resident of the city of Los Angeles and is a sitar player.

Ahilan Hatti

Ahilan Hatti

Santoor

Ahilan Hatti is a rising junior at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, California. He initially started training on santoor at the age of seven with Rupesh Kotecha, and is currently a disciple Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya

Sneha Menon

Sneha Menon

Vocalist

Vocal Disciple of Yamuna Kadekodi.

Dharini Desai

Dharini Desai

Bharatanatyam

Dharini Desai is born into a family of Bharatanatyam and Gujarati folk dancers.