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Satwinder Pal Singh & Amritpal Singh Rasiya
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Satwinder Pal Singh is 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, Yashwant Vaishnav, Sukhad Munde, Pandit Navin Sharma, Pandita Anuradha Pal 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.

Amritpal Singh Rasiya is UK's foremost representative of the Ustad Alla Rakha legacy. A vibrant musician whose recognition is growing fast to be one of Europe's leading Tabla players, representing the 'Punjab Gharana' school of Tabla and senior disciple of one of the world’s finest Tabla players, Pandit Yogesh Samsi.

Amritpal has been actively performing in many prestigious events, namely guest artist at the BBC Dance Proms at Royal Albert Hall, television appearance as guest artist on BBC Young Dancer and recently led a four Tabla player ensemble concert at the prestigious Darbar Festival at Southbank, London. He regularly performs at SAMA Concerts.

His experience ranges from performing Tabla solo as well as accompanying Dance (Contemporary, Kathak) along with Indian Classical Instrumental and Vocal styles. Able to perform with many genres of music, he has accompanied the likes of Indian Classical, Western Classical, Jazz and Fusion as well as Meditative/Spiritual music with some of the leading masters in their fields.

In association with SAMA Arts Network