Tablist Vivek Bhurtun is an emerging figure in the Indo-Western fusion community. Born into a musical family Vivek started learning classical tabla at the age of 5 from his teacher Sri Shib Shankar Ray, a well known tablist of the Punjab and Farukhabad gharana at the Bharati Vidya Bhavan (Indian Academy of Musical Arts) in London. Vivek's stage experience with classical music includes yearly performances at the academy , and also performances at the Croydon Music Fesitival, Queen Elizabeth and Royal Festival halls. Indian music has been the pillar on which Vivek bases his own fusion compositions.
Since the age of 9 Vivek has regularly played Tabla at the programmes of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi accompanying bhajan groups and solo artists that come and perform for Amma at various locations including Mauritius, India and Europe. In the US alone Vivek has performed in front of large crowds with various bhajan groups and artists in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Iowa, Washington DC, Boston, Toronto and at the Manhattan Center in New York City. The time spent in this environment has given him a unique edge in bhajan playing blending classical Tabla with bhajan styles.
Vivek is currently studying at the University of Bath in England, UK, pursuing a MEng in Chemical Engineering.
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