Twice Grammy-nominated, Sandeep is considered one of the leading Tabla players in the world today. Debuting at the age of 15 with the Sitar Maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar, Sandeep s ...read more
Twice Grammy-nominated, Sandeep is considered one of the leading Tabla players in the world today.
Debuting at the age of 15 with the Sitar Maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar, Sandeep started touring outside India in 1990. Sandeep was the All-India Tabla champion three years in a row and is the youngest Tabla player ever to be graded by All-India radio. For the last 16 years he has been composing for and playing with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble, string quartets and orchestras including The New York Philharmonic, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and The Boston Symphony Orchestra to name a few.
His concerts have taken him regularly to major centers of music around the globe, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Royce Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center and the Concertgebouw. He has also performed for special occasions like the 150th anniversary of the UNO at the General Assembly Hall in New York, the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics in Shanghai, and the opening ceremony of the First Asia Expo in Kunming, China, as well as for visiting dignitaries like the Queen of England, the Queen of Thailand, and the Pope.
Sandeep’s compositions have combined Eastern and Western genres and have received rave reviews. “Tarang” was chosen as the theme music for “Blind Sight,” a documentary about the first Everest climb by six blind climbers, and his piece “Mohini” became theme music for the Japanese TV channel NHK’s 10-episode documentary on the Silk Road. Hehas recorded music on more than 30 labels.
He teaches at Harvard and Darmouth universities, and currently resides with his family in Boston, USA.