Sangeeta Shankar

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Dr. Sangeeta Shankar
Born (1965-08-12) 12 August 1965 (age 51)
Genres Indian classical music
Occupation(s) Violinist, Composer, Entrepreneur, Professor
Instruments Violin
Years active 41
Website www.sangeetashankar.com

Dr. Sangeeta Shankar is an Indian violinist who performs Hindustani classical music.

Early life[edit]

Sangeeta Shankar, was born in Banaras in a musical family to N. Rajam and T. S. Subramaniyan. Sangeeta started her training at a very early age in Hindustani music under the tutelage of her mother.

People often refer to her music as the "Singing Violin"[citation needed]. She is the niece of T. N. Krishnan. Violinists Ragini Shankar and Nandini Shankar are her daughters.

Education[edit]

Sangeeta Shankar obtained her degrees in music from Banaras Hindu University.

Performing career[edit]

She first started performing on television when she was 8 years old.[citation needed]

She accompanied her mother at the age of 13, and gave a debut solo performance when she was 16.[citation needed] Sangeeta Shankar had also organized a festival of young musicians in Varanasi called 'Abhinav', during the year 1984-85. She performs not only in various states and provinces of India, but also in numerous countries around the globe. She plays violin in the Gayaki Ang. Sangeeta has performed across the globe and in numerous places throughout India. She has performed in various countries in Europe, extensively toured the USA and Canada, and performed in countries like Russia, Holland, Japan, Singapore to name a few.

She also conceived and created a TV serial of 26 episodes, named 'Swar Sadhana' in the year 2000. This serial was made for creating an awareness of Indian classical music among the masses. Its highlights were the interesting story format and the participation of various prominent celebrities like Madhuri Dixit, Javed Akhtar, Zakir Hussain, Birju Maharaj, Jagjit Singh, Naushad, Amol Palekar, Pankaj Udhas, Yukta Mookhey, Kanak Rele, Suresh Wadkar, N. Rajam, Sadhana Sargam, Shankar Mahadevan, Annu Kapoor, Veena Sahasrabuddhe, and many others.[1]

Presently, she is the Director and founder of a music company, Legendary Legacy Promotions Pvt. Ltd.,[2] which consists of a storehouse of excellent classical music and also other exclusive products.

Currently, she is also educating the future film makers, imparting voice culture & music training at Whistling Woods International.

She is working on an educational project called 'Milaap', which aims to educate children about values and culture and inculcate an atmosphere of happiness, love and peace amongst humanity.

She currently resides in Mumbai.

Discography[edit]

  • Tabula Rasa (Fusion) with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Bela Fleck, nominated in 1997 for Grammy Best World Music Award.[3]
  • Melody & Rhythm with Zakir Hussain[4]
  • Violin Dynasty (Raag Bageshree) with N. Rajam[5]
  • Aasha (Raag Jog)[4]
  • Kumari Sangeeta (Raag Bihag, Chayanat)
  • Sensitive Strains of Violin (Raag Sohini, Bheem)[3]
  • A Delicate Touch (Raag Jogkauns, Desh)
  • Together (Ragam Bhairavi, Malavi, Bilaharai, Todi) with N. Rajam[3]
  • Dedications to Dawn (Raag Mian ki Todi, Bairagi, Suha Sugharai)
  • Sangeeta Shankar (Raag Todi, Bairagi)
  • Music therapy for Migraine - Times Music (Raag Darbari Kanada)
  • Saundarya (Raag Shyam Kalyaan)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Website of Sangeeta Shankar "Welcome to the official website of Sangeeta Shankar"
  2. ^ http://www.legendarylegacy.com
  3. ^ a b c "Sangeeta Shankar Discography of CDs". CD Universe. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Other album details "Sangeeta Shankar on Yahoo! Music"
  5. ^ Details of the 'Violin Dynasty' album "N.Rajam & Sangeeta Shankar | Violin Dynasty | CD Baby"
  6. ^ Legendary Legacy Promotions Pvt. Ltd. (Record Label) "Legendary Legacy"