Ustaad Surjeet Singh (1961, Delhi) is one of the worlds most skilled sarangi players. Surjit Singh is a senior student of Pandit Ram Narayan's. He started his early training under the tutelage of Gurdev Singh and Ustad Harbhajan Singh. He is a member of the staff at Raj Academy and includes Prof. Surinder Singh in his students.
Ustaad Ji was introduced into classical indian music by Namdhari 'Guru' Jagjit Singh of Bhaini Sahib. At Bhaini Sahib, he was trained in the playing of the Dilruba by Ustaad Gurdev Singh and Ustaad Harbhajan Singh (both of whom are now based in the U.K)
He later received vocal training but his love of the enchanting sound of the Sarangi led him to the doors of the Great deity of the Sarangi, Pandit Ram Narayan in 1977. He spent the next 15 years of his life as Pandit Ram Narayan's prodigy. In recent years Ustad Surjeet Singh has also received guidance from Pandit Hanuman Prasad Mishra (Banaras Gharana). Ustad Surjeet Singh has played extensively throughout India at various important festivals giving solo recitals as well as accompanying leading musicians such as Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Pundit Rajan - Sajan Mishra and Shiri L K Pandit amongst others. He is also a recognised and graded artist of All India Radio.
Ustaad ji often can be found contemplating of his time under the wing of Pandit Ram Narayan and shares with his students the blessings that were given to him throughout his training. Ustaad Surjeet Singh Ji is fluent in the styles of Khyal and Thumri, which has led him to be noticed worldwide for his appreciation and proficiency. Ustaad Ji is now a tutor for the Gurmat Sangeet Academy and the Raj Academy. He now does many performances to spread the knowledge of Gurmat Sangeet. Ustad Surjeet Singh has played at numerous venues in Thailand, East Africa, Europe and America. He spends some of his time at the Raj academy Routunda building at Thames Valley University. Ustaad ji has also played music for many British media companies, such as Channel 4.
North Indian Instrumentation
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