Icmca Presents Santoor Virtuoso Rahul Sharma (Son And Disciple Of The Legendary Santoor Maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma)

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Icmca Presents Santoor Virtuoso   Rahul Sharma (Son And Disciple Of The Legendary Santoor Maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma)
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When: Saturday, April 25 at 6:30 pm
Where: Austin Waldorf School, 8700 South View Rd, Austin, TX 78737
Buy Tickets: www.icmca.org
Free for ICMCA Members. $40 (Patron/Zone A) , $25 Regular, $20 Senior, $15 Student

ICMCA is honored to inaugurate its 2015 season with Santoor Virtuoso - Rahul Sharma (Son and disciple of the legendary Santoor Maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma) accompanied by Gourisankar on the Tabla.

Rahul Sharma has carved a niche for himself in the world of Indian classical music and Fusion world music. With over 60 released albums spanning over a career of 15 years, this young artist has experimented with his music and taken the 100 stringed Santoor into various genres from classical to folk to new age and world fusion. Rahul learnt his music and the santoor from his father Pandit Shivkumar Sharma who is a music legend in India and the world over. Panditji was instrumental in bringing this little known instrument , the santoor, out from the valleys of Kashmir and introduced it to the Indian classical world.

Some of Rahul's milestone albums are ,'MUSIC OF THE HIMALAYAS' which Rahul recorded for Peter Gabriel's label called Real World Records. Rahul's new age album called 'ZEN" received the best instrumental album awarded by MTV IMMIES India. In 2002 Rahul was the first Indian musician to record with the highest selling pianist Richard Clayderman and composed 2 albums with Clayderman called 'CONFLUENCE', which till date is probably one of India's highest selling instrumental albums. Some of Rahul's recent works are his live recording with the tabla percussion wizard Zakir Hussain.

In 2011 Rahul released one of India's best selling albums called 'NAMASTE INDIA' with world renowned Saxophonist KENNY.G, which also features the voice of India's leading actor Amitabh Bachchan. All compositions were done by Rahul and KennyG plays live with Rahul on this album. Last year Rahul and Grammy award winning musician Eric Moquet of DEEP FOREST came together to collaborate on 'DEEP INDIA' an album with 10 tracks representing folk from around India.

Rahul's also one of the first young classical musicians to compose for Bollywood for Hritik Roshan's ' Mujhse Dosti Karoge' starrer for which he was awarded Best Bollywood music award in New York. Rahul has also successfully given music for numerous other Bollywood films, however his interest primarily stays with indian classical, fusion and experimental music. He is all set to release some major collaborations in the near future and be a fine torchbearer to his fathers legacy.

For more information please visit: www.rahulsantoor.com
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