Born into an exceptional Musician-lineage.Being the son of Shri Satya Narayan Mishra, Great Grand Son of Sarangi virtuoso Late Pt. Saraju Prasad Mishra and Grand Son of Late Pt. Mahadeo Prasad Mishra.He was trained from an early age by the renowned Sarangi Player of Banaras Gharana late Pt. Mahesh Prasad Mishra.
Pankaj created a distinct style of playing & has performed both as a SOLO artist and accompanist at several prestigious events in India,including the Dover Lane Music Conference, ITC Festival , Indo Occidental Symbiosis,Swar Samrat Festival,The Salt Lake Music Festival Etc.He has toured extensively in All over USA,Canada,Several countries of EUROPE,JAPAN,Bangladesh and more ,has performed at various programes in Abroad including the Ali Akbar Music College (San Rafael – California
& Basel -Switzerland),Raagmala organization (Edmonton- Canada),Deutsche Welle and WDR (German Radio & Television),The Indian Embassy concert ( Berlin & Austria),The Gandharva Music Festival ( Neatherlands), Asia festval – Spain,,performed atThe Univercities in USA like UCLA ,,UCSD ,,CSULA ,California…UTSA –TEXAS and at CalArts ( California) under Ustad Ashish Khan”s Ensemble many more are in the list……
He has also established a school for Indian Classical Music in Germany from the year 2002,He has accompanied with & under such Highly regarded Tabla players like late Pt.Shyamal Bose,Pt.Swapan Chaudhury,Pt.Sankha Chatterjee,Pt.Aninda Chatterjee,Pt.Kumar Bose,Ustad Sabir Khan,,Pt.Samar Saha,Shri Subhankar Banerjee,Ustad Tari Khan & Many more on the list…Vocalist like Vidushi Girija Devi, Vidushi Purnima Chaudhury,Pt. Dinanath Mishra,Kathak Exponents like Pt.Birju Maharaj,Pt Rammohan Maharaj,Pt.Vijay Shankar,Ghazal Maestro Ghulam Ali & Sabri Brother”s of Pakistan,more on list….
Pankaj is a “A GRADE “ sarangi player at All India Radio & Television Kolkata-India.performs for many Films & Serials (Hindi/Bengali) ..
He has numerous Cd”s As Solo & Accompanist in the music field…like with …Pt.Sankha Chatterjee,,Pt. Anindo Chatterjee,,Ustad Sabir Khan,Late Bidushi Purnima Chowdhury…more on list….
He was also awarded the First position in Sarangi playing from State Music academy (West Bengal under pt.Arun Bhaduri )..Awarded as Naad Brahma award by Pt.Damodar Mishra institute Varanasi & kolkata.
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