The evening of mesmerising music titled 'Swaralaya - Symphony on Strings' staged at the Emirates Theatre paid a soul-stirring tribute to his late father and Guru, the legendary Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.
Dubai – May 8, 2023: Renowned Santoor player Rahul Sharma and his entourage left the audience spellbound with their soulful music. The Swaralaya Symphony on Strings event held at Emirates Theatre in Dubai on May 7, 2023, was a tribute concert to honour the legendary musician, late Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.
The audience was captivated by the soothing sound of the Santoor, beautifully complemented by the other instruments, including the table, tanpura and keyboard. The music was enchanting and mesmerising, transporting the audience to a world of pure bliss and relaxation.
Pandit Rahul Sharma's performance was a testament to his talent and mastery of the Santoor. His entourage complemented his performance with their expertly crafted melodies and rhythms.
Pandit Rahul Sharma's performance truly reflected his passion and dedication to his art. His musical prowess and ability to connect with the audience made for an unforgettable experience that will be cherished for years.
Legendary musician Pandit Shivkumar Sharma dedicated his life to promoting the Santoor, a classical instrument from Kashmir. His untiring efforts made the Santoor an exotic instrument in the last century. He passed away in May 2022, leaving a rich legacy in the hands of his son Rahul Sharma.
Commenting on the concert, the organiser Jyoti Easwaran, said, 'We were privileged to host this heartfelt tribute to one of the most influential and distinguished figures in Indian music. Exactly one year since the day of tragic passing, we aimed to honour the treasured memory of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and keep his memory alive in the hearts of music lovers.'
'It truly was a magical evening of pure Indian classical music, witnessing the extremely creative and versatile Rahul Sharma showcasing his extraordinary abilities on the Santoor, accompanied by his brilliant co-artists on the keyboard, Tabla and Tanpura. We were overwhelmed to see the lovers of Indian classical music being a part of this incredible musical experience and their support to these talented artists, who are the hope of our rich cultural heritage and tradition,' she added.