Kiranpal Singh - Santoor Maestro

Kiranpal Singh

Kiranpal Singh is one of a select few senior and leading disciples of Shri Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma.

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My new CD launch – 100 Strings – Indian Ragas Full Circle Vol 1
Release Date: November 30, 2018
Label: SURIYA RECORDINGS

Track List
Afternoon Jalsa Part 1
Afternoon Jalsa Part 2
Afternoon Jalsa Part 3
Anticipation Part 1
Anticipation Part 2
Crossing Rhythms
Krishna’s Playful Mood

 

Ethereal resonating sounds, gossamer melodic lines and stunning tonal effects and when heard together with the rhythmic Tabla accompaniment by Dheeraj Sahai-­‐Mishra, the listener is transported at once into deep nature and a sense of being in one’s place in the cosmic tapestry.

100 Strings album is the result of a collaboration between two incredible Indian musicians and two contemporary audio engineers who are passionate about discovering new sounds. This cosmic experience originated the heavenly sound that now can be appreciated by the listeners of the 100 Strings, bringing you the best of Indian classical music, produced adapeng western recording/mixing techniques to the sublime music of the maestros Kiranpal and Dheeraj in order to create the most shamanic sound of both hemispheres and to spread peace and love in the form of music around the globe.

The album was entirely recorded and mixed at Abbey Road Institute by Arthur Navarro and Natalia Milanesi, both Abbey Road Institute alumini. This is the first full length Indian classical recording made at this historic site of Abbey Rd. Over 50 years since the Indian infused Beatles Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club band album, Indian music returns to its second home.

 

Kiranpal Singh Deoora is one of a select few performers of Indian Classical Music on the Santoor. Kiranpal Singh is UK’s leading Santoor Maestro, having learnt his music art in the traditional way in UK (tabla & vocal) and Bombay, India. (Santoor)

Kiranpal’s inspiration and first teachers were his parents. Whilst in school he learnt Tabla from Ripudhamman Singh Plaha of Punjab Gharana in a school of tabla playing for 7-8 year old.

His Holiness Satguru Jagjit Singh Maharaj, the then spiritual Head of Namdhari Sikhs, heard Kiranpal’s Tabla solo performance in London,and with His Holiness ‘s divine blessings Kiranpal’s destiny was written to study Santoor with the pioneer of Indian Santoor-Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma. He forsook his studies when given the opportunity and has not looked back since.

Born in Tanazania, Kiranpal now lives in London. He plays regular concerts all over the globe. He has played for HRH Prince Phillip at Buckingham Palace, as well as South Bank Halls numerous times. He has played at Spittalfields Festival and London Mela as well as other prestigious festivals. His mastery of the advanced techniques of the Santoor has allowed him to develop a wide repertoire which includes audiences, critics and many well known artists. He reveals great gifts of imagination in his performance by beautifully blending creative flair and spontaneous imagination.

Kiranpal is available for concerts formal as well as house, lecture demonstrations/workshops, weddings/cross-cultural projects and private tuition in his music room which he had specifically built. He also teaches many instruments and his theme is ‘learn Indian Classical Music on your instrument’. Kiranpal’s Santoor can be heard in his site.
Kiranpal is available to play soothing instrumental music for any occasion. He usually plays as part of his group accompanied with Tabla and Tanpura or other instruments/vocal/dance which can be catered for. Kiranpal plays music for world peace love and harmony. To listen to Kiranpal Singh playing the Santoor  is to be transported into a world of history, beauty, tradition and authenticity.

This, in turn, has led him to be sought after as a co-leader of ground-breaking developmental and cross-cultural projects, whilst continuing to advance the presentation of Indian Classical music to ever widening audience through his solo work.

My Recordings
  
November 2018 – Forthcoming release of of my new recordings.

1994 – STRINGS OF PARADISE – Raga Bageshwari and Bhairavi.

1994 – STRINGS OF ELEGANCE – Raga Chandrakauns and Sindhi Bhairavi (tabla Sukhvinder Singh). 

1995 – RAGA SHREE (tabla Shafaat Ahmed Khan).

1996 – MOMENTS IN TIME – Raga Kaunsi Kanhra and Bhairavi Dhun (tabla Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari).

2001 – MORNING MEDITATION – Raga Todi and Bhairavi Thumri (tabla Sukhdev Singh Namdhari, disciple of Pandit Kishan Maharaj).

Thumri Based on ‘Yaad piya ki aaye’
Kiranpal Singh & Hanif Khan (Raag Khamaj)
Santoor- Flute/Bansuri -Tabla (Pakhawaj) Trio, Raag Bageshri (Part One) 2017
Santoor- Flute/Bansuri -Tabla (Pakhawaj) Trio, Raag Bageshri (Part Two) 2017