Lokesh Anand

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Lokesh Anand
Lokesh Anand Shehnai Player.jpg
Background information
Birth nameLokesh
Born (1978-03-13) March 13, 1978 (age 43)
Delhi, India
GenresIndian classical music
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsShehnai
Websitelokeshanand.com

Lokesh Anand (born March 13, 1978) is an Indian Shehnai Player. Lokesh has been learning under Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj,[1][2] Hence belongs to Mewati Gharana.[3] He is empanelled with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (Government of India).[4] The key characteristics of Anand's Shehnai playing are neat fingering techniques, command over tempo along with richness and clarity in sound.[5] Lokesh performs solo and in duet and also does fusion.[6][7][8]

Early life and training[edit]

Anand was born in Delhi and started receiving training from his father, Kalicharan when Lokesh was 8 years old. His father taught him the basic technique which separates him from others. Later in life, Lokesh received training from Pandit Anant Lal, Pandit Dayashankar and Pandit Jasraj.[9]

Key performances[edit]

Online Performances[edit]

  1. Online concerts during Covid 19 [23]

Background music[edit]

Lokesh has played shehnai in background score of bollywood movie Mimi (2021 Hindi film) under A.R. Rehman.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Bhatkhande Sangeet Mahavidyalaya Lucknow
  • Surmani award in 1997
  • Shehnai Ratna Award in 2010[24]
  • Sangeet Sadhak in 2004
  • Sangeet Ratna in 2005[22]
  • Yash Kala Samman
  • Abhinav Kala Samman
  • Sangeet Kala Gaurav Award

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "लोकेश आनंद ने बजाया मधुवंती राग". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 2018-12-29. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  3. ^ "PressReader.com - Your favorite newspapers and magazines". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
  4. ^ ""Lokesh Anand Shehnai Group Shri Lokesh Anand " | Indian Council for Cultural Relations". iccr.gov.in. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  5. ^ a b "Music maestros cast a spell".
  6. ^ "LOKESH ANAND (SHEHNAI PLAYER) working as Instrument - Organ Player, Instrument - Sahnai Wadak, Sahnai Wadak, Tasa Party from Shahdara Delhi, India | DG Event.in, dg artist- Anchor & Singer Management company". www.dgevent.in. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  7. ^ "Lokesh Anand-Shehnai Player,Delhi | eventaa". eventaa.com. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  8. ^ "Lokesh Anand". Anand Foundation. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  9. ^ a b "लोकेश आनंद ने बजाया मधुवंती राग". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 2018-12-29. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  10. ^ Rajan, Anjana (2017-07-21). "All in a day's work". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  11. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Strains of shehnai, Dhrupad vocals mark beginning of Harivallabh Sammelan". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  12. ^ Dec 24, IP Singh | tnn | Updated; 2018; Ist, 7:40. "Clarinet at Harivallabh festival after almost 50 yrs | Chandigarh News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-10-16.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  13. ^ "Harivallabh Sangeet Samelan - Programme". www.harballabh.org. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  14. ^ "Hitting the Right Notes at the Tansen Samaroh in Gwalior".
  15. ^ Khanna, Shailaja (2021-05-06). "What's unique about the Sankat Mochan festival". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
  16. ^ May 4, TNN /; 2021; Ist, 04:49. "Sankatmochan Music fest starts in virtual mode | Varanasi News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-05-26.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  17. ^ "संकटमोचन संगीत समारोह : सोनल मानसिंह के भावपूर्ण नृत्यांजलि से सजा हनुमत् दरबार". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  18. ^ "वाराणसी में संकट मोचन संगीत समारोह का पहला दिन, डिजिटल प्लेटफार्म पर गूंजा हनुमत प्रभु का बखान". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  19. ^ Jan 3, Rajesh Iyer / TNN / Updated; 2016; Ist, 11:20. "Shehnai sets opening tone, flute closes the day | Ahmedabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-05-26.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  20. ^ Sinha, Manjari (2016-04-07). "Not gone with the wind". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  21. ^ admin. "Ahmedabad music goers to welcome 'Saptak' Classical Music Festival of Musical Maestro from Jan 01". Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  22. ^ a b "Artist Profiles: Lokesh Anand | World Music Central.org". Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  23. ^ "Now, tune in to Facebook for classical music". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  24. ^ "Bhajan Sopori and Faiyaz Khan honoured". Zee News. 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2019-11-04.