Pandit & Deobrat Mishra

Deobrat Mishrais one of India’s premiere and promising young sitar artists. When he was born, his father sang the Indian musical scales to him at the age of five, he began teaching him sitar. He learned table from his mother. At age six he have his first performance, and at age 11 performed for his first time on All India Radio.He was chosen by the Indian government to receive the award of Best Young Sitarist in India. He recently received to Jewel of Sound Award, India’s equivalent of the Grammy, for his sitar playing.

Pandit Shivnath Mishra and his family have descended from a prominent musical lineage of Benaras Gharana going back several generations. In order to preserve this heritage, so precious to India, and make it accessable to children, Pt. Mishra and his family decided to create the “Benaras Gharana Baccha (Children’s) Project.

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Music by
Dobrat Mishra
Pandit Shivnath Mishra is one of the most respected sitar masters in India (Pandit means master musician). He is a master teacher and is Lecturer and Head of the Music Department at the Sanskrit University of Benares. He was born into a well-known musical family in the Benares Gharana (ancestral lineage) and at five years old he began studying vocal music with his father Badar Prasad Mishra. When he was eight years old he began studying sitar with his uncle. In a family of many fine classical Indian vocalists, he is the first to master the sitar, playing it in Thumari style, characterized be a strong emphasis on melody and deep emotion. He is well known on All India Radio & Television and was a gold medal winner in the All India Music Conferencein Calcutta.Pandit Shivnath Mishra and his family have descended from a prominent musical lineage of Benaras Gharana going back several generations. In order to preserve this heritage, so precious to India, and make it accessable to children, Pt. Mishra and his family decided to create the “Benaras Gharana Baccha (Children’s) Project.

Learn more here.

View the Mishra’s current touring schedule!


Music by
Pandit Shivnath Mishra