Group: Malvika Hariom and Group
A 40-year-old artist from Lucknow, Chandresh Pandey, has been learning music through classical and folk art forms of Uttar Pradesh. Chandresh Pandey took inspiration from his grandfather at a very young age and began to learn music. He has been working hard towards achieving mastery in his craft and pursues it with tremendous passion. Apart from his grandfather, Mr Satyadev Tiwari, he considers Pt. Daramnath Mishra, Mujib Ahmed, and his current teacher Bihari Verma as his gurus and speaks very highly of their teachings and achievements in the field of music. He, therefore, has been able to learn and adopt different styles within the folk music spectrum and has become a highly versatile artist in this domain. He also believes that he has inherited music from his ancestors, who had a natural desire for mastering various ar forms. In his youth, he would try to imitate his grandfather, and that is when he picked up the Harmonium and never stopped learning. Chandresh Ji also plays other traditional instruments like Dholak apart from Harmonium and has performed in several places in India. He has pulled off brilliant performances at various music festivals in multiple locations, like Mauritius, only to galvanize the crowds. He aims to have an impact on the folk music spectrum by giving his best in every performance and inspiring the youth to religiously pursue art forms that are extinct into the widespread western influence on the Indian culture.
- Uttar Pradesh