Vikash Maharaj

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Vikash Maharaj
Vikash Maharaj
Born (1957-07-01)July 1, 1957
Origin Varanasi, India
Genres Indian classical music, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, social worker
Instruments Sarod
Labels Hammer Musik, Panchnaad
Associated acts Prabhash Maharaj, Abhishek Maharaj, Joshua Geisler, Tom Bailey, Vishal Maharaj, WISE GUYS
Website www.panditvikashmaharaj.com

Pandit Vikash Maharaj (born 1 July 1957 in Varanasi, India) is a sarod player and composer.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Karmaveer Puraskar – 2015
  • Yash Bharati Award (Uttar Pradesh Govt.) – 2014
  • Ambassador of PVCHR (India) – 2014
  • Sant Kesava Das Ratna Award (Bihar Govt.) – 2012
  • Vidya Bhusan Award – 2007
  • Guru Award – 2005
  • Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Award – 2001
  • Saraswati Award – 2001
  • Paharua Award – 2001
  • Sarod Shiromani – 1998
  • Ambassador of Indian Culture (Germany) – 1997
  • Siti Ratna Award – 1997
  • Professor of Music (Germany) – 1995

Discography[edit]

  • Music Ensemble of Benaras (LP) (1983)
  • Music Ensemble of Benaras (CD) (1984)
  • 10 Years of Music Ensemble of Benaras (CD) (1989)
  • Raga (CD) (1996)
  • Best of Open Jazz Festival Stuttgart (DVD) (1998)
  • Pandit Vikash Maharaj (DVD) (2009)
  • Sapna (CD) (2001)
  • Point Of View' (CD) (2003)
  • Vikash Maharaj (CD) (2006)
  • Path (CD) (2009)
  • Yaaraa (CD) (2010)
  • Holiwater (CD) (2012)
  • MAYA(CD) (2014)

Social activism[edit]

  • (Ex)Chairman “Cultural Forum Bachpan Bachao Andolan”
  • Chairman “Bhagan Buddha Mahavidyalaya“”, Sarnath, Varanasi.
  • Vice-Chairman “People vigilance Committee on Human Rights
  • Director “Panchnaad Group” dedicate to promote Indian Classical Music and Culture.
  • Member “Gudia”
  • (Ex)Member of United Nations Youth Organization
  • (Ex)Member U.P. I.A.S. Association,India.
  • Holiwater Project - INDIA/U.K./NEW ZEALAND

Founder[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trio, Maharaj. "Maharajtrio". www.maharajtrio.com. Prabhash Maharaj. 

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