Music: Shared Values Festival

Khyal Vocal
Viraj Amar
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Viraj Amar represents the generation of bright, new, talented young artists. She started learning to play the sitar at the age of 8 under the able guidance of Smt. Manju Mehta.

Today, Viraj is an A grade artiste of the All India Radio and Doordarshan. She has a fresh approach in Khayal singing. A distinctive feature of her gayaki is a perfect blend of modernity and tradition. Her voice is rich and laden with emotion.

She sings classical khyal and semi-classical forms like Thumri and tappa, a special feature of her gharana, (Benaras) with equal ease. Her gayaki speaks of her training and is true to the style of her gurus Pt Rajan - Sajan Mishra. She has been honoured with numerous awards.

Accompanied by Satwinder Pal Singh who is a regular five-time Gold Medallist in National Youth Festival by AIU. ICMA Appreciation award by Indian Classical Music Association, San Francisco. Satwinder has a privilege to accompany Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ustad Taufiq Qureshi, Ustad Fazal Qureshi, Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Chari, Pandit Yogesh Samsi, and many others.

Satwinder Pal Singh has learnt certain techniques from his Dada Guru Sarangi Maestro Ustad Sabri Khan Saheb at his residence New Delhi 2012 and had the privilege to perform with him. At present Satwinder is learning from Padam Vibhushan Pandit Ram Narayan Ji and Shri Harsh Narayan.

In association with SAMA Arts Network Ltd