Javi Singh - Sitar & Tabla Duo

This young and upcoming Sitarist was born and raised in Leeds. Having studied Indian Classical vocals from a young age, he started learning the Sitar at the late age of 15. He has acquired a deep insight into the art of Indian Classical music and continues to do so with his teacher, Ustad Dharambir Singh MBE. His passion for music shines through his dedication towards teaching and performance. 

'An award-winning sitarist of the new generation, he combines a versatile approach to his music with a passion and dedication to the classical tradition'

Recently awarded the Yuva Sangeet Ratna 'Musician of the Year' at the National Indian Arts Awards, he acquires a deep insight into the art of Indian Classical music through his teacher, Ustad Dharambir Singh MBE. He has continued to develop his skills in performance, composition, training and teaching over the years. 

His dynamic performance experience spans a wide range of prestigious and high-profile venues across the UK and abroad, including Buckingham Palace in 2011 for HRH Prince Harry as part the BBC2 documentary Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment. In 2012, he performed at the United Nations opening of the Amphitheatre in Doha, Qatar, in a production lead by the film composer Vangelis and the Royal Albert Hall hosted him for the 2014 BBC Proms, showcasing his own original compositions based on Indian Classical music.

In 2015, he performed live on BBC2 accompanying kathak finalist Vidya Patel on the BBC Young Dancer 2015 Grand Final, and accompanied the legendary Donovan at his Shram-Rock concert at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool. Recently he was featured on Shri Sriram's (Badmarsh and Shri) latest album 'Just A Vibration' alongside the Yorkshire based Hammonds Brass Band which was launched at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2015.

He has also worked with musicians and producers such as Guy Chambers, Cerys Matthews, Melanie C, and Vangelis as a regular studio session musician on a diverse array of records and soundtracks. He continues to push the boundaries of Indian classical music in the UK as well as developing his unique versatility as a promising young artist.

 

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