Ranjeet Pathak is an eminent Santoor player, as well as a Hindustani Classical singer. He started his training in Santoor at the age of six under the guidance of his father Shri Devchandra Pathak, himself a well renowned musician on Tabla.Ranjeet has had the privilege of learning under the guidance of Santoor Maestro Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya. Maestro Bhattacharya is the sole Santoor instrumental artist of Maihar Gharana established by late Baba Allauddin in late 19th century, and later led by Pandit Ravi Shankar. He has been featured as a regular classical musician on All India Radio, Zee TV, and Sahara TV.He is a graded artist from All India Radio, Mumbai. Ranjeet is uniquely gifted in Indian Vocal Classical Music performing simultaneously on the Santoor and singing classical ragas.
Ranjeet has received numerous awards, one of which is the highly reputable ‘Sur Mani’ award he received in 2004 from Sur Singar Samshad, and ‘Sangeet Ratan’ form Los Angeles, USA. Recently, he received the ‘Kalashri’ award from Natraj Kala Mandir, Patna, India. Ranjeet has performed extensively in India, Spain, Holland, and the USA. In Europe, he is well known for his contributions to the fusion of western and eastern music. He has developed musical scores that have fascinated, tantalized, and gained respect from audiences young and old.
Ranjeet is a regular Visiting Artist teaching at Nupur Academy LA. Visit him at: www.ranjeetsantoor.com