North Indian Classical Musician,
Composer & Educationalist

holding sitar
Sitarist to the Stars-Evening Standard Click here for more info
Baluji and Prince Charles
OBE presented by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace Click here for more info
baluji shrivastav, obe, GG2
GG2 Award for overcoming adversity. Click here for more info
“virtuoso multi-instrumentalist” - The Times Click here for more info
Baluji riding a horse Re: Imagine India
Touring India Click here for more info
Baluji rehearsing his Sitar Guitar Suites with Boo-boo Sianturi
Baluji with playing his composition Sitar-Guitar Suites with Boo-boo Sianturi. Contemporary Compositions Click here for more info
XL Recording Session Picture
XL recording session with Richard Russell Session Musician to the Stars Click here for more info
Dancer performing in the water image
The Only Urdu Opera in the World Sohini and Mahival. Composer Across Genres Click here for more info
Sohini
Urdu Opera composed together with Oscar & Golden Globe Winner Dario Marianelli Click here for more info
Paraorchestra
Founder Member of The British Paraorchestra Click here for more info
Baluji at Alchemy Festival
Indian in London composition for sitar and string orchestra. Original Contemporary Work Click here for more info
Performing tabla at TEDx Multi-Instrumentalist Click here for more info
Guide to Promoters working with Blind People
Guide to those working with blind and visually impaired musicians. RESEARCH Click here for more info
With Shakira
Baluji with Shakira and Linda Session Musician to the Stars Click here for more info
Being scary with Tim Burton Baluji Shrivastav is the Invisible Man! Click here for more info
Jazz Orient
Jazz Orient Re-Orient World Class Indo-Jazz Fusion Click here for more info
Baluji and his Inner Vision Orchestra Campaigner for Disabled People Click here for more info
Baluji as a baby - Charcoal in eyes
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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