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Mohan Shyam Sharma

 

Is one of the leading pakhawaj players of India.He has learnt from Pandit Tota Ram Sharma of Mathura.He has started his career as an accompanist with the Dagar Brothers and toured with them, and then also with Ustad Asad Ali Khan, extensively in India and abroad.Henceforth, he has been a sought-after accompanist for all the most eminent exponents of dhrupad, vocal and instrumental.He has also accompanied world famous musicians of other styles: Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.The specificity of his playing lies in his handling of the techniques

of accompaniment. It is marked by his imaginative variations anticipating on the singerís variations while keeping up the required coordination and respecting the mood of the raga.He has a personality of his own and yet blends in the performance.

 

He has given workshops and solo performances. He has been recorded in solo by India Archive Music Limited. He has also made a name for himself as a very talented teacher in the guru-shishya parampara style of teaching and has many students, Indian and foreigners. He has appeared on a number of CD recordings in India, Switzerland, England and USA.

 


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