North Indian Classical Musician,
Composer & Educationalist

News & Reviews

Alchemy Festival in the Evening Standard

Alchemy Festival highlights
Here's our pick of the best acts from the festival of music, dance, literature and debate from India, the UK and South Asia at London's Southbank Centre. 

Baluji Shrivastav

Indian sitar player Baluji Shrivastav began his study of music at Ajmer Blind School in Rajasthan and is now widely acknowledged as both a master of Hindustani classical music and after recording with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Kylie sitarist to the stars. He performs his composition, An Indian in London, with members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

April 20, Purcell Room

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Baluji on the Robert Elms show BBC Radio London

Baluji is interviewed on BBC Radio Robert Elms Show and talks about his forthcoming performance at the Alchemy Festival on 20th April, and Jazz Orient and the Inner Vision Orchestra.

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Islington Tribune

Blind sitar player who has recorded with Stevie Wonder and Massive Attack is set to top the bill at Assembly Hall

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Charles Hazelwood\\\'s Top Of The World CD in Songlines Magazine Ft Baluji Shrivastav

The January/February 2013 issue of Songlines includes the Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet. The Top of the World CD also includes five tracks selected by conductor, TV presenter and founder of the Paraorchestra, Charles Hazlewood, and features, Baluji Shrivastav. 

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Article in The MU featuring Inner Vision Orchestra by Katie Nicholls

From Ray Charles to Andrea Bocelli, blind or partially-sighted artists can succeed. But are the UKs stages welcoming to the visually impaired?

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