SANDEEP DASSandeep Das is one of the leading Tabla virtuosos in the world today. Having established himself as India’s top Tabla maestro, he has also built a prolific international reputation. He is one of the unique Indian classical musicians who has collaborated and performed with and composed for major symphony orchestras, string quartets, and jazz musicians with regularly featured concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln center, Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall and the Concertgebouw, to name a few. He has performed at prestigious events such as 150 years celebration of the UNO at the General Assembly Hall in NYC, Opening ceremony of the special Olympics in Shanghai opening ceremony of the 1st Asia Expo in Kunming, China, World Economic forum and for visiting dignitaries like the Queen of England, Queen of Thailand, the Pope and various other visiting country heads. His collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (SRE) for “Sing Me Home” won the 2017 Grammy Award for the Best World Music album. He has had two previous Grammy nominations in 2005 to 2009.
Das has composed several pieces combining both percussion and melody. His latest composition “King Ashoka” recently premiered at UC Santa Barbara by Yo-Yo Ma and The SRE and also toured in Asia. “Tarang” was chosen as the theme music for “Blind Sight,” a documentary about the first Everest climb by six blind climbers. “Mohini” became theme music for the Japanese TV channel NHK’s 10-episode documentary on the Silk Road. “Srishti” a percussive rich composition has been performed worldwide.
Das is the founder of HUM( Harmony and Universality through Music). HUM’s mission is two-fold: to promote global understanding through performance and education and provide learning opportunities and scholarships for specially-abled children with 0potential in any genre of art to empower them to lead self reliant lives. Since its inception, HUM has grown in size and now supports six specially-abled children through a National Scholarship, the first of its kind in India.