North Indian Classical Musician,
Composer & Educationalist

Piece about Baluji Shrivastav OBE in PRS for Music M-Magazine
14th June 2016 Article in PRS for Music's M-Magazine Click here for more info
“virtuoso multi-instrumentalist” - The Times Click here for more info
Baluji riding a horse Re: Imagine India
Riding a horse in India Re: Imagine India trip January 2016 Click here for more info
Baluji rehearsing his Sitar Guitar Suites with Boo-boo Sianturi
Baluji rehearsing with Boo-boo Sianturi Sitar Guitar Suites Performances coming soon Click here for more info
XL Recording Session Picture
In a recording session with Richard Russell Baluji Plays for XL Recordings Click here for more info
Baluji in Usmanpur
In Usmanpur for Re: Imagine India Project Baluji Returns to Home Village Click here for more info
Dancer performing in the water image
Currently taking Sohini and Mahival Opera Project to the next stage. More Stunning Images form the live performance. Click here for more info
Sohini
Composed by Baluji Shrivastav and Oscar Winner Dario Marianelli Sohini & Mahival - A Southbank success! Click here for more info
Paraorchestra
Four Stars from THE BIG ISSUE Baluji is a Founder member of The British Paraorchestra Click here for more info
Baluji at Alchemy Festival
Performing Indian in London, his work for sitar and string orchestra. Baluji with The National Youth Orchestra Conducted by Charles Hazlewood at The SouthBank Centre Click here for more info
Baluji performs with the Paraorchestra at TEDx - presented by Charles Hazlewood Click here for more info
Inner Vision Orchestra Film is being made! Click here for more info
Specially commissioned to give guidance to those working with blind and visually impaired musicians. A valuable resource for promoters and venues Click here for more info
Baluji with Shakira and Linda Click here for more info
Having fun with Tim Burton and Leela Shanson Baluji Shrivastav is the Invisible Man! Click here for more info
For more information on Jazz Orient Feeling the groove Click here for more info
Baluji and his Inner Vision Orchestra Click here for more info
Baluji as a baby - Charcoal in eyes
This is Baluji with his mother in Rajasthan before he lost his sight at 8 months old Click here for more info

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BALUJI SHRIVASTAV - “virtuoso multi-instrumentalist” - The Times

Baluji Shrivastav is one of the greatest instrumentalists India has produced excelling in sitar, surbahar, dilruba, pakhavaj and tabla. The outstanding characteristic of Baluji’s musical career is his versatility. His ability to concentrate on sound as his primary mode of interaction with the world has enriched his musicality and his courageous attitude to life is reflected in his approach to music. Firmly established in the Hindustani classical tradition he delights in exploring music in all its forms-recently entertaining the world at the closing ceremony of 2012 Paralympic Games with Chris Martin and Coldplay. He composes for film, dance, theatre and original works for Western orchestra and Indian ensembles. He is “sitarist to the stars”- Evening Standard - recording with Massive Attack, Madness, Doves, Amorphous Androgynous, and performing with great artists such as Stevie Wonder  He has his own Jazz ensemble Jazz Orient/Re-Orient and has recorded several albums. He recently completed writing an Urdu Opera - a world first - with award-winning composer Dario Marianelli.

 

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