Mukesh Sharma is one of India’s leading exponents of sarod. His highly versatile and aesthetic
perception of the sarod has enabled him to touch most profound depths of this
instrument. His soulful rendering of the raga, purity of style, uniqueness of
imagination with his brilliant technique in which he blends the elements of "Gayaki"
i.e. vocal rendering and "Layakari" i.e. instrumental rhythmic patterns
make his recitals enchanting.
outstanding feature of his rendering is that it not only reflects the musicianís
mood and his
but also adds to the overall power and effect of the ragas. His music is filled
with melodic command and rhythmic complexity that make an experience incomparably
sweet, melancholic and joyous.|
father late Pandit Rasik Behari Lal, was an eminent sarod artist. A disciple of
great sarangi maestro Pandit Ram Narayan. Mukesh had his initial training from
late Pandit Suprabhat Paul, late Dr. Ramaballabh and Pandit Birju Maharaj. He
has also received guidance from the sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.
was the winner of the "UP Sangeet Natak Academy Compettition" 1976-77
& 1977-78, the "All India Radio Music competition" 1979, All India
Inter University Competition" 1982 & 1983, the "Sur-Mani" title
at the Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan at Mumbai 1988, the "Yuva Pratisthan
Puraskar" Lucknow 1989, Highly Achievement award for Contribution and promotion
North Indian Classical Music in Reunion Island 1997. His achievements also include
a Senior Fellowship from The Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India 1995 to 1997.
His biography is published in "Asian/ American who is who" and "Biography
Sharma has created an enviable niche for himself in the field of fusion music
and has worked with Paco de Lucia, Zakir Hussain, Karsh Kale, Emam & Yashoda,
Peter Lerche, Gerald Deocke & other various eminent musicians world over.
has performed creditably at various major concerts in India, France, Greece, Slovenia,
Australia, Germany, Spain, U.K. Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Mauritius, Reunion Island,
Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Norway, Sweden, Finland,
Poland, Austria, Holland, Cyprus, USA, Israel, Bahrain, Oman, Nigeria, Qatar and