Shared Values Festival 2019

Josh Feinberg
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Shared Values is a festival of Indian art music (both classical & contemporary) that seeks to showcase the achievements of non-South Asian (primarily Western) musicians who have wholeheartedly adopted the aesthetic values of this music and emerged as accomplished performers. We believe that the breadth and depth of these artists’ with their adoptive musical culture can only be put in perspective when they are given an opportunity to share a platform with leading indigenous performers to reiterate that Indian art music is universal, welcoming and inclusive.

Raised in a musical family, Josh Feinberg was introduced to music through classical piano at four years old and later, the bass at eight. As Josh entered adolescence he became increasingly dedicated to music and improvisation. At around 12 years old, he decided to be a professional musician and would practice music up to 12 hours a day. Through his jazz studies with Dan Weiss, Josh was introduced to North Indian classical music. The music of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, and Pt. Nikhil Banerjee made a particularly strong impression on him. Josh received his initial training on sitar from Vijaya Sundaram. While at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Josh studied sitar with Dr. Peter Row and Dr. George Ruckert, and Khyal and raga theory with Sri Warren Senders. In 2005, Josh initiated his training with Usad. Ali Akbar Khan. Josh has also received guidance from Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri and has also learned the Tabla with Pt. Anindo Chatterjee during his Seattle workshops. In 2013, Josh released his debut CD Homage featuring Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri playing the tabla. He recently recorded his second album, One Evening in Spring featuring Pt. Anindo Chatterjee on tabla, which was released in 2014.

Josh is an internationally acclaimed sitarist and regularly tours the US, Canada, India, and Europe. Some of his most notable performances and lecture/demonstrations have been organized by Harvard University, ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata, Boston Center for the Arts, the New England Conservatory of Music, the Gandhi Memorial Center, the University of Florida Gainesville, Purdue University, University of Chicago, the University of Washington, the Utsav Festival produced by Ragamala, Basant Bahar, the 2007 Fulbright Conference in Araungabad, India and many others.

With Shahbaz Hussain on the table

In association with SAMA Arts Network