Produced By: SAMA Arts Network

Lakshya Mohan: StringFEST

09 Sep 2023
09 Sep, 19:30

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StringFEST: Festival of Bowed, Plucked & Hammered Instruments

Lakshya Mohan is considered one of the finest Sitar Maestros of India. Treatment of “Raga” (melodic structures in Indian music) with purity and finesse is a hallmark of his performances. “The Hindu” newspaper wrote about one of his performances in 2012: “impressed with his serious musical attitude and no-nonsense approach.

His treatment of the raga showed maturity”. Being hailed as the “harbinger of Indian classical music” by India Today, he has featured in most of the major festivals in India.
He made his UK debut at Royal Festival Hall on 5 March 2022 for the centenary celebrations of Ravi Shankar. He performed with Anoushka Shankar, John McLaughlin and other prominent musicians in this concert. He received training from the lineage of Maihar “Gharana” (school) of music, which goes back to the famous musician “Tansen”, who was the most prominent figure of Indian classical music in Mughal courts of India during the 16th century.
Lakshay Mohan has also performed at prestigious venues worldwide, including Symphony Space New York, Berklee College Boston, Central Conservatory of Music China, Abbey Theatre Dublin, to name a few.
Lakshay Mohan recently appeared on the popular show ‘Good Day New York’ on the Fox5 TV channel, USA. He was nominated for the Global Indian Music Academy awards in 2016 for Best Classical Instrumentalist.
Gurdain Rayatt -tabla
Having grown up and trained in a family of tabla players, Gurdain Rayatt is a disciple of maestro Pandit Shankar Ghosh and is a professional tabla player based in London. He has been fortunate enough to have accompanied the leading indian classical musicians and dancers on the world stage today and has performed in prestigious festivals and venues in both pure classical and cross-cultural bands and music collaboration projects.
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