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Amit Mishra

Tabla artist

Amit Mishra
   Biography

Amit Mishra is an exponent of the renowned Banaras Gharana of Indian Classical Music. He was born on 2ndOctober 1985 in the city of Varanasi (Banaras), famed not only for its religious significance but also for its rich heritage of music. He is one of the current scions of this ancient tradition and legacy.

Amit was born into the famous Mishra family of Banaras known for its numerous generations of musicians including sarangi players, tabla players and vocalists. His early forays into the world of music were supervised by his paternal grandfather, the late Pt. Narayan Das Mishra, who groomed Amit in vocal music. Those initial years of grooming helped Amit develop a foundational understanding of various forms of vocal music such as Khayal, Tappa, Bhajan etc.

Even as he pursued vocal music, however, Amit Mishra developed a keen interest in tabla playing and started learning it under the guidance of his father, Pt. Kishor Kumar Mishra and uncle Pt. Pramod Kumar Mishra. As he began to devote himself entirely to tabla playing, he was both inspired and blessed by his maternal grandfather, the lateTabla Samrat Pt. Samta Prasad Mishra. He then received advanced instruction from his Guru, the internationally acclaimed late Pt. Sharda Sahai (a direct descendant of Pt. Ram Sahai ji, the founder of the Banaras Gharana style of playing the tabla) in the traditional guru-shishya parampara of India.

Amit Mishra has the distinction of topping the instrumental music division of M.Mus examinations of the Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.)  He has completed his post-graduation in music, under the guidance of Dr. Praveen Uddhava.He just qualified the NET exam in music which is organized by UGC in 2009.

At present, Amit Mishra is based out of MumbaiIndia, where he maintains a busy performing as well as teaching career. He is both an accomplished soloist and a sought-after accompanist of both vocalists and instrumentalists.

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Amit Mishra.
Amit Mishra.
Solo performance by Amit Mishra.
Solo performance by Amit Mishra.
Amit Mishra with Shankar Mahadevan
Amit Mishra with Shankar Mahadevan
Amit Mishra with Master of Percussion Ustad Zakir Hussain
Amit Mishra with Master of Percussion Ustad Zakir Hussain
Fusion by Amit Mishra
Fusion by Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra performing with fusion band
Amit Mishra performing with fusion band
My family
My family
Amit Mishra with Guru Late Pt Sharda Sahai ji
Amit Mishra with Guru Late Pt Sharda Sahai ji
Amit Mishra - Tabla artist
Amit Mishra - Tabla artist
Amit Mishra with Storm festival group
Amit Mishra with Storm festival group
Amit Mishra with vidushi Sonal Mansingh ji
Amit Mishra with vidushi Sonal Mansingh ji
Amit Mishra After concert with great vocalist padmavibhushan  girija Devi ji
Amit Mishra After concert with great vocalist padmavibhushan girija Devi ji
Amit Misra After nice concert with padmbhushan pt. Channu Lal Mishra  ji
Amit Misra After nice concert with padmbhushan pt. Channu Lal Mishra ji
Amit Mishra with after concert Kathak maestro Pt. Birju Maharajji
Amit Mishra with after concert Kathak maestro Pt. Birju Maharajji
Amit Mishra accompanying Pt. Ajay Pohankar
Amit Mishra accompanying Pt. Ajay Pohankar
Tabla player Amit Mishra
Tabla player Amit Mishra
Tabla artist Amit Mishra
Tabla artist Amit Mishra
Amit  Mishra accompanying the living legend Pt Birju Maharajji
Amit Mishra accompanying the living legend Pt Birju Maharajji
Amit Mishra accompanying in sitar concert
Amit Mishra accompanying in sitar concert
Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra as an accompanist to American clarinetist Shankar Tucker
Amit Mishra as an accompanist to American clarinetist Shankar Tucker
   Career
Amit gave his first performance as a tabla soloist, at the age of 8 in a concert organized by UNICEF. Thereafter he performed in many concerts such as Ashok Mission Education, Matri Udbodhan’s music concert (Patna), Sankat Mochan Festival, Shivratri Sangeet Festival, Kathak Mahotsav, Ganga Mahotasv, Vishnupad festival (Gaya), Pt. Jaddu Maharaj Sangeet Samaroh (Dehradun), Ganga Seva Nidhi, Sangeet Surabhi Sansthan, Durga Temple Festival, Vindhyachal Sangeet Samaroh, October festival, NH7 festival, blue frog festival, storm festival, youtube fan festival, park festival, Jaipur kathak festival, khajuraho festival and Mahamrtyunjaya Sangeet Samaroh.

His performances have thus spanned Benaras and many other Indian cities including Delhi,Mumbai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Bangalore, Jaipur, Jodhpur,  AhmedabadSurat, Chennai, Hyderabad, Vadodara, Agra, Trissur, Patna, Jalandhar, Bhopal and Dharwad, to name a few.

He has accompanied some of the finest artists of India like: Vidushi Girija Devi ji, Pt.Birju Maharaj ji, Smt Sitara Devi ji, vidushi Sonal Mansingh ji,  Pt. Ajay Pohankar ji, Pt. Channu lal Mishra ji, Smt Sunaina Hajarilal ji to name a few.


Amit has also toured extensively in France (2007) and Japan (2007, 2009, 2012,2013), Belgium, Germany, Italy,Hungary, Switzerland, Spain, UK, Sri Lanka, Peru, Argentina,  Thailand, Nepal,Hongkong for concerts, workshops and collaboration with musicians of these countries.

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   Awards & Achievements
* Taal mani (Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai), 
* Gritama (Varanasi) Sangeet Natak Academy competition winner 






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