Lokesh Anand Shehnai Player Profile
Lokesh Anand
Instrumental Music
Lokesh Anand Shehnai Player Profile



Born in 1978. Lokesh Anand one of the most outstanding Shehnai player of India. He has the benefit of early initiation in the art of Shehnai playing from his father Sh. Kalicharan Ji at the age of Eight. Later he has received four years of intensive training from Shehnai legends such as Pt. Anant Lal Ji & Pt.Daya Shankarji from 1994 -1998. He has also been blessed and inspired by Pt. Rajendra Prasanna.

At Present he is under the care and strict guidance of “Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji”. Association with Pandit ji has influenced Lokesh’s music so much, that it has given a new direction to his repertoire which is a blend of both Instrumental and Vocal styles.

Lokesh’s Shehnai playing is characterized by an immaculate blowing and fingering techniques, command over Laya, Richness and clarity of swaras. All this innate Artistry and technical brilliance combined with a rare and exquisite emotional quality has made him a unique Shehnai Player which differs from others.

He has completely revolutionized the technique and approach of Shehnai Playing.

Lokesh has performed almost in all major music festivals in India such as.Taj Mahotsav,Agra.

Vishnu Digamber Sangeet Sammelan.

Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan.

Megh Malhar Festival

Sangeetanjali Music Festiva

Ashique Ali Khan Music Society

Arpan Music Festival

Abhinave Kala Parishad

Sangeet Prtibha Festival of Young Musician

Banyan Tree Music Festival.

Swar Sangam Music Festival,

Delhi International Art Festival (DIAF 2012)

Tansen Samaroh.

Saptak Music festival

Pt.Moti Ram Pt.Mani Ram music festival (2013)

etc. to name a few.

He has been honored with The Title of “Shehnai Ratna” Other prestigious awards are the Abhinav Kala Samman “Sangeet Sadhak” ,“Sangeet Ratna” and “Surmani” , He has been nominated for GIMA Award for (Track -Swan-Lake Op 20 Lokesh Anand)

Lokesh has won the acclaim of discerning audiences and critics worldwide. His Lecture Demonstrations and Workshops in Shehnai, which have been highly appreciated in abroad. He has also played Shehnai in Indian regional films, songs, folk songs, Bollywood movie's, fusion, Symphony,

He has performed in some of the most prestigious International Festivals internationally which also featured some of the most famous musicians of the world. And have represented India on many international platforms in place like . japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Russia, Portugal, Italy, Bhutan ,Nepal and many more to name.

Web Site:- www.lokeshanand.com , www.shehnai.info

E-mail :-  shehnaiplayer@gmail.com Hand phone:- +91- 9911117056,+91-9911117057

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