One of India’s leading tabla players, Aneesh Pradhan is a disciple of the illustrious tabla maestro Nikhil Ghosh. Recipient of several awards, he is a popular performer at most prestigious concerts and festivals in the country, and has also traveled widely and performed overseas at major events. Aneesh has also been featured on radio and television networks in India and overseas.
Apart from his work with art music, Aneesh Pradhan is also a frequent participant in intercultural musical collaborations both in the capacity of performer and composer. He has also composed music for theatre and film.
In 2016, Aneesh Pradhan was awarded the Indian Council for Cultural Relations Chair in Indian Studies at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University where he continues to be a Senior Adjunct Research Fellow.
He is the author of Hindustani Music in Colonial Bombay and Chasing the Raag Dream: A Look into the World of Hindustani Music. He has also written a children’s book on tabla and has written Tabla: A Performer’s Perspective, which gives an overview of the stylistic features and performance contexts of the instrument. His ebook called Hindustani Music: Ways of Listening is a collection of articles that he had written for Scroll.in, a digital publication.
Aneesh is the Director of Underscore Records Pvt. Ltd, an independent online record label that he established with vocalist Shubha Mudgal.
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