Rahul Sharma

Raul Sharma learned music and the Santoor from his father, Guru Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, who is a
music legend in India and throughout the world. Rahul’s father has been instrumental in bringing this
little known instrument from the valleys of Kashmir and introducing it to the Indian Classical Music World. Today, Rahul performs worldwide at such prestigious venues as WOMAD, Edinburgh Festival, the Esplanade in Singapore and the Royal Festival Hall in London. Rahul is proud and honored to have continued the tradition of bringing the santoor on a journey from folk to classical and beyond including
even new age. Rahul has written music for several Bollywood films with many leading film stars. In 2002 he was one of
the youngest music directors for whom the nightingale of Inida Lata mangeshkar sang all the songs for Yash chopra’s ‘Mujhase Dosti karoge’ starring Hritik Roshan,Kareena Kapoor. However Rahul’s primary interest remains with Indian classical, fusion and experimental music.

In 2002 Rahul was the first Indian Musician to record with the French pianist Richard Clayderman f
or the “Confluence” album which was one of India’s best-selling records. He has recently composed “Rebel”, a
santoor rock album, and an album with folk musicians of Kashmir, and numerous other collaborations. He has collaborated on over 60 live and studio
albums throughout his 15 year career. He and Ustad Zakir Hussain have collaborated on several projects including a live recording. Rahul is honored to
continue to carry on his father’s legacy and especially honored to be collaborating again with Ustad Zakir Hussain on these classical Indian music concerts.

Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla
virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in
his own country, India, but gained him worldwide fame. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational
dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study. The favorite accompanist for many of India’s greatest classical musicians and
dancers, he has not let his genius rest there. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement,
Zakir’s contribution to world music has been unique, with many historic collaborations, including Shakti, which he
founded with John McLaughlin and L. Shankar, Remember Shakti, the Diga Rhythm Band, Making Music, Planet Drum with Mickey Hart, Tabla Beat Science, Sangam with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland and recordings and performances with artists as diverse as George Harrison, YoYo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Airto Moreira, Pharoah Sanders, Billy Cobham, Mark Morris, Rennie Harris, and the Kodo drummers. His music and extraordinary contribution to the music world were honored in April, 2009, with four widely-heralded and sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Artist Perspective series.

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