Lokesh Anand (shehnai Player) Resume


Lokesh Anand, stands today amongst one of the most outstanding musicians of India was born into a family of prodigious musical talents, which has given Indian music Shehnai legends such as Pt. Anant Lal, Daya Shankar & Pt. Rajendra Prasanna.

Shehnai was his first love from his childhood. He began his initial training in Shehnai at the tender age of eight under the strict guidance of his father Shri Kalicharan.
Presently he is learning from “Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj”Association with Pandit ji has influenced lokesh's music so much that it has given a new direction to his repertoire which is a blend of both instrumental and vocal styles.
Lokesh's Shehnai playing is characterized by an immaculate blowing and fingering technique, command over Laya, richness and clarity of swaras. All this innate artistry and technical brilliance combined with a rare and exquisite emotional quality has made him a unique Shehnai player different from others.
He has completely revolutionized the technique and approach of Shehnai Playing.

Lokesh has performed almost in all major music festivals in India such as.
Taj Mahotsav,Agra,
Vishnu Digamber Sangeet Sammelan
Kal Ke Kalakar Sangeet Sammelan
Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan
Awadh Sandhya, U.P. Sangeet Natak Academy
Megh Malhar Festival
Badri Kedar Mahotsav
Sangeetanjali Music Festival
Autumn Festival ,Nainital
Golden Jublee Festival (Navodit kalakar samiti)
Arpan music festival
Rajesthan sangeet natak academy
Abhinave kala parishad (
Sangeet prtibha festival of young musician
Pt.moti ram Pt.mani ram music festival
Etc.to name a few.

He has been honored with The, “Abhinav Kala Samman” for the year 2008. Other prestigious awards are the “surmani”, “Sangeet Sadhak” and “Sangeet ratna” to name a few.

Lokesh has won the acclaim of discerning audiences and critics worldwide. His lecture demonstrations and workshops in Music have been highly appreciated in abroad.

He has performed in some of the most prestigious international festivals internationally which also featured some of the most famous musicians of the world. Some selected ones are: Festival of India in japan(Tokyo), year of india in moscow (Russia) Festival of India in Nepal, Festival of India in Bhutan, Scintillating melodies, Malaysia, presented by Indian High Commission, kulalampur,) presented by Government of India
he has also extensively toured the Japan, Malasaya, Singapore, lsibon, Russia, Hongkong, Thiland, Italy, Bhutan, Nepal,to name a few.

Updated:  October 15, 2009

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