Jogindar - Best Virtual Music Composer, Piano and Violin Player

INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

I was born in the holy city of Great India called Amritsar. Music was my Passion as my father Late Shri Gyan Sharma was a singer, musician and dancer in “Little Ballet Troupe” which was founded by his guru Late Shri Shanti Bardhan at Mumbai and lately was shifted to Gwalior. This group had done worldwide performances at that time.

My father was my first guru I used to imitate him while his practice sessions. So, he started to teach me singing. He used to play Chandrasarang and Mandra Bahar.

So my passion for music was nurtured by my father late Shri Gyan Sharma and later by Late Pandit Sitaram ji. However, it was instrumental music, which really drew out the musician in me. Beginning with the Chandrasarang & Esraj under my father's guidance, I took over the Cello, my favourite instrument. I was moved to Mumbai by my father to learn "Cello" much thoroughly. I shifted to Mumbai and mastered my "Cello" under the guidance of India's leading Cellist and teacher Late Mr. George Lester and orchestral performance with Mr. Parvez Doctor of B.P. Musical Ensemble.

 


PROFESSIONAL CAREER

With more than 33 years of experience and "Special Grade" artist of Cine Musician's Association, I have worked with different music composers and bands from different parts of India.

Even after playing for so long I used to think why "cello" has always been a support instrument and has never been the lead in any performances till now, this thought gave me the strength to come out with a new experiment of playing this back-up instrument as a leading instrument by playing famous Retro songs. This is the first time in India that someone has taken an initiative to treat "Cello" in this different and successful style.

HOW IT STARTED

My first venture as "Cellist" was becoming a regular member of Delhi Symphony Orchestra, I am very thankful to Late Mr Marian Anthony (Concert Master) and Late Mr Herald Joseph (Conductor).

It was the year 1980 which turned out to be an year of rich experiences as an “A” grade musician in film industry at Mumbai. This decade long association brought me enrichment and appreciation in working with renowned music composers, like Pt. Vijay Raghay Rao, Shri Raghunath Seth, Vanraj Bhatia, Laxmikant Pyareial, Rajesh Roshan, Ravindra Jain, Usha Khanna, Bappi Lahiri and Anu Malik etc.

After performing in Mumbai Film Industry with top Music Maestros, I shifted to Delhi and started performing for the topmost music composers of Delhi some to name Pt Jwala Prasad, Shri Charanjeet ji, Late Shri Amar Das ji, Late Shri Sushil Das Gupta, Shri Barun Das, Shri Partho Das, National Orchestra of A. I. R. Delhi and plays of National School of Drama. I have also been associated in several music recordings of T. Series and H.M.V.

Also I had the honor to work for Pandit Birju Maharaj Ji, Late Pandit Ravi Shanker ji and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.

I had been a tireless learner and seeker of new dimensions to my musical life, I also captured the finer aspect of playing Indian Flute under Shri Sumant Raj ji, one of the oldest flutist of Indian cinema and Founder president of Cine Musician’s Association Mumbai, later in Delhi from Shri Vishnu Prasanna ji and Clarinet & Saxophone with Mr. C. D'mello in Delhi. I have learnt Concert Flute from Late Mr. Micky Correa in Mumbai, Mandolin from Shri Mussrat Ali (Bhai Mian) and Harmonium & Vocal from Shri Sajjad Ahmed ji a classical harmonium player.

Since then there's been no looking back for me. The last decade has been particularly significant in my music career as got new grounds of creativity by composing original music for Jingles, Ballets, Plays, Serials, Albums and different types of musical items. I have also rendered my voice for different recordings in Hindi & Punjabi.

Currently I am working with Delhi Public School, Noida, as a senior instrumental music teacher for last 27 years. Recently in 2010 I had composed and conducted a theme song for 60 years celebration of Delhi Public School Society Delhi, in which 100 students from three branches of D.P.S. participated.

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