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Composer and performer, Shubhendra Rao is ranked amongst the key soloists of India. Distinguished as a musical bridge to many cultures, he creates an experience for his audience that "is not aimed at titillating the senses, but to seize the soul" (The Hindu, New Delhi, 4thFeb 2000). A protégé of world-renowned Sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Shubhendra has established himself not only as a master of his instrument but also as a thinking musician, constantly endeavoring to carry his instrument beyond conventional boundaries.

Hailed as a worthy successor to his Guru’s tradition, Shubhendra has performed at major music festivals and concert halls like Broadway and Carnegie Hall in New York, WOMAD festival in Guernsey, UK, Sydney Opera House in Australia, National Arts Festival in South Africa, Theatre de le Ville in Paris, Edinburgh festival and Doverlane Music Conference in India. In November 2007, he was awarded the “Youth Icon for Classical Music” by the popular Zee Television Network.

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26 May 2013 in Paris

Shubhendra Rao pays tribute to his Guru in a unique concert. Traditional Indian music in the first half and collaborative work with Jazz Guitarist Nguyen Le with Prabhu Edouard on Tabla.

7 and 9 June 2013 in France

Shubhendra Rao performs in Nice and Lyon, France.

21 and 23 June 2013 in Zurich

26th July-1st August
South Africa

Sept-Oct 2013
Concerts tour of USA and Canada
Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao-de Haas on tour in North America including concerts in Hawaii at Maui Arts Center and East West Center.

26th November 2013
Europalia festival- Belgium.Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao-de Haas to perfom at the prestigious Europalia festival in Belgium. Details at http://www.europalia.eu/en/article/pandit-shubhendra-rao-saskia-rao-de-haas_144.html

November-December 2013
Europe and South America
Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao-de Haas to tour Israel, Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico end November and early December.

May 2014
Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao-de Haas to perform at the Festival des Musiques de Creations near Montreal.


7th April 2013
Tribute concert at Kolkatamore

19th Sept 2013
Maui Arts Center, Maui in Hawaiimore

22nd September 2013
East West Center, Honolulu in Hawaii more

26th November 2013
To perform at the prestigious Europalia festival in Belgium. Venue: Centre Culturel, Rue Grande 35,B-5500 Dinant. more


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