Southall based Kiranpal Singh has settled in England since 1987 and has gained respect and admiration for his various santoor performances in the UK, Europe and beyond, in recitals, festivals and lecture demonstrations. Admired by both audiences and critics, his mastery of the advanced techniques of the santoor, combined with a creative flair and spontaneous imagination, has developed a recognizable individuality in his performances. 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 audiences through his solo work.
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Indian Classical Music Evenings to celebrate the 5oth Gurgaddi Annivarsary Of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji
In 2010 a series of Indian Classical Music evenings were organized by Namdhari Sikh Sangat Southall to celebrate the 5oth Gurgaddi Annivarsary Of Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji. The first evening took place on Saturday 13th Feb 2010. Ustaad Dharambir Singh performed a recital on the sitar. The next musical evening was on Saturday 14 August 2010:
14 August 2010 – Santoor and Tabla Recital
Santoor maestro Ustad Kiranpal Singh and tabla genius Pandit Sanju Sahai played to a packed congregation. The evening began with kirtan performed by Ustad Harbhajan Singh. He was accompanied by Ustad Gurdev Singh, Raagi Jagir Singh and New York youngster Rohan. Sarabjit Singh was on the tabla.
In the santoor and tabla performance, Raag Puriya Dhanashri was on offering. Both artists exhibited the skills and command which makes them leading artists of classical music in the UK. The performance was well received and appreciated, leaving the sangat & musicians surprised at the standard attainable in this country.