Krishna in his early twenties
in a performance in Berkeley, California,
Krishna at the Chateau-dOex
World Music Festival in Switzerland.
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his teens, Krishna’s musical grooming was further
enhanced by many years of study under the tutelage of
his Guru Pt. Ravi Shankar, and legendary musicians Pt.
Nikhil Banerjee and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, who had a
strong impact on Krishna's musical growth. While developing
his own individual style, Krishna’s music was
greatly influenced by twentieth century stalwarts such
as the vocalists Amir Khan, Bade Gulam Ali Khan, Abdul
Karim Khan, Begum Akhtar, Shobha Gurtu as well as renowned
folk singers of Rajasthan. Krishna’s repertoire
in performance includes a wide variety of rare and old
traditional compositions from these masters of music.
He has performed in major
festivals on three continents. In India, his concerts
include appearances in the prestigious Saptak Music
Festival in Ahmedabad, Haridas Sangeet Sammelan in Bombay
and the Desert Festival in Jaiselmer. His performances
in Europe include concerts in Berlin, London, Paris,
Brussels, Luxembourg, and appearances at the Venice
Bienale, Lugano Music Festival, Zurich’s Reitberg
Museum, Guitarra International in Cordoba, Spain and
I Suoni Del Tempo in Cesena, Italy. He recently had
the honor of being the first Indian musician invited
to participate in the avant-garde Music of Extended
Duration Festival in Prague Castle in the Czech Republic.
In America, his performances include concerts at the
Herbst Theater and the Great American Music Hall, San
Francisco; Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space and the Cathedral
of Saint John the Divine in New York.