Lokesh Anand (Shehnai Player)

Born in 1978. Lokesh Anand one of the most outstanding Shehnai player of India. He has the benefit of early initiation in the art of Shehnai playing from his father Sh. Kalicharan Ji at the age of Eight. Later he has received four years of intensive training from Shehnai legends such as Pt. Anant Lal Ji & Pt.Daya Shankarji from 1994 -1998. He has also been blessed and inspired by Pt. Rajendra Prasanna.

At Present he is under the care and strict guidance of “Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji”. Association with Pandit ji has influenced Lokesh’s music so much, that it has given a new direction to his repertoire which is a blend of both Instrumental and Vocal styles.

Lokesh’s Shehnai playing is characterized by an immaculate blowing and fingering techniques, command over Laya, Richness and clarity of swaras. All this innate Artistry and technical brilliance combined with a rare and exquisite emotional quality has made him a unique Shehnai Player which differs from others.
He has completely revolutionized the technique and approach of Shehnai Playing.

Lokesh has performed almost in all major music festivals in India such as.
Taj Mahotsav,Agra.
Vishnu Digamber Sangeet Sammelan.
Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan.
Megh Malhar Festival Sangeetanjali Music Festival.
Ashique Ali Khan Music Society
Arpan Music Festival
Abhinave Kala Parishad
Sangeet Prtibha Festival of Young Musician
Banyan Tree Music Festival.
Swar Sangam Music Festival
Pt.Moti Ram Pt.Mani Ram Music Festival
, Delhi International Art Festival (DIAF 2012)
Tansen Samaroh.2012
etc. to name a few.

He has been honored with The Title of “Shehnai Ratna” for the year 2010. Other prestigious awards are the Abhinav Kala Samman “Sangeet Sadhak” ,“Sangeet Ratna” and “Surmani” , He has been nominated for GIMA Award for (Track -Swan-Lake Op20 Lokesh Anand) - to name a few.

Lokesh has won the acclaim of discerning audiences and critics worldwide. His Lecture Demonstrations and Workshops in Shehnai, which have been highly appreciated in abroad. He has also played Shehnai in Indian regional languages films, songs, folk songs, Bollywood movie's, fusion, Symphony,

He has performed in some of the most prestigious International Festivals internationally which also featured some of the most famous musicians of the world. Some selected ones are: Festival of India in japan, Festival of India in Nepal, Festival of India in Bhutan, Scintillating Melodies, Malaysia, presented by Indian High Commission, Kulalampur, Scintillating Melodies, Singapore, and also performed in so many countries like Thailand, Hong Kong, Russia, Portugal, Italy etc, to name a few.