Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, through his performance career of over a half century, he has created millions of new listeners and ardent fans of Indian classical music. In fact he is among those rare musicians who have been successful in the world of film music as well. He has been instrumental in establishing Santoor as solo instrument in India and International so much so that Pandit Shivkumar has become synonym for Santoor world over.
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, the internationally renowned exponent of the bansuri. Over a lifetime of performances, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia has become one of India's most-respected classical musicians,earning several awards. He has collaborated with several western musicians, including JohnMcLaughlin & Jan Gabarek, and has also composed music for a number of Indian films.
Ustad Rashid Khan's growth from a child prodigy to a maestro is noteworthy. The spontaneous emotional appeal of his manner of singing, be it in the melodic elaboration or in the upper octave pukars, have won him enthusiastic listeners and followers the world over. It's an experience to watch and listen to his performances.
An old adage 'Music knows no boundaries'... and Shankar is probably the most appropriate example for this. Not to be limited to any style category or genre, he has teamed up successfully with some of worlds most extraordinary Talent and his works are not bound to the bollywood and fusion realm alone. He has composed and sung in many Indian languages.
Pt. Vijay Ghate, the famous table virtuoso has been recognized as one of the most brilliant and exciting among tabla players of the present generation. His adept and comfort tabla accompanying has made him favourite accompanist of many of India's renowned classical musicians in vocal, instrumental and also the dancers. He has been very well acknowledged for his forays into fusion in world of music with well known artistes from India and the western world.
Niladri is a rare instrumentalist with an unique musical repertoire, innovative skills and the dexterity of swift, agile fingers. Be it at his Indian Classical Music Recitals or his World Music Concerts, he can almost immediately mesmerize the connoisseurs as well as progressive music lovers with an uncanny ability to strike an instant rapport with the audience that transcends all age barriers. He sincerely attempts to infuse interest and respect for Indian Classical Music in the younger generation.