Vinayak Sharma, Sitar Performance
Vinayak Sharma, Sitar Performance with Ajit Acharya, Tabla at the Legendary Club Passim Vinayak Sharma, is recognized as one of today's exceptionally talented up and coming sitar players of his generation in the field of Indian Classical Music. He grew up in Jaipur, Rajasthan in a family dedicated to music. He was initiated into music at the age of 12 by his Grandmother Smt. Nirmala Devi Bhatt, who also played sitar. Under the tutelage of Pandit Rajeev Janardan of the Imdadkhani gharana, Vinayak studied sitar and developed the intricacies of 'gayaki' (vocal technique) and 'tantrakari' (instrumental technique). He has performed all over India and won many awards from legendary musicians in India and abroad. He was awarded for securing first position in an All India Music Competition three times consecutively. In 2008, he traveled to China as part of an Indian Youth Delegation to perform as a cultural ambassador of India. He was the only musician selected in the instrumental strings category by the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and performed sitar for audiences in Beijing, Shanghai, Guiyang, and Fuzhou. He is a gold medalist in the Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music programs from University of Rajasthan and has completed his PhD research in sitar. In addition to performing with other artists in India, he gives solo sitar performances and organizes fusion concerts. Vinayak is also the lead player of the electric sitar (zitar) for the band Rudraksh. vinayaksharmasitar.com
Location: Club Passim Harvard Square 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Time: 3:30 pm
Contact: Kelli Eagan
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