Making Tracks

Kaviraj Singh

santoor, vocals

Making Tracks 2019

Kaviraj Singh is a santoor player and vocalist, based in Leicester. His journey with the santoor started at the age of six under the tutelage of Ustad Harjinderpal Singh, senior disciple of the international maestro, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, alongside the guidance of his pioneering father, Ustad Dharambir Singh, MBE. After learning vocal music throughout his childhood, Kaviraj went on to train in India under Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty for an intense period during his teenage years. Growing up in a family where service to music was of the highest importance, Kaviraj was surrounded by visiting musicians, live concerts and new ideas. Both his mother and father continue to contribute to the richness and diversity of British culture through extensive teaching, performances and advocacy work. Kaviraj hopes to take this legacy forward by showcasing the beauty and intricacy of one of India’s finest instruments, the santoor, as well as developing his own style of soulful and melodious vocals.