NIKHIL JOSHI, playing GUITAR in Carnatic
Classical Style( The classical music style of South India) is a name to
reckon with among carnatic classical instrumentalists. It is a rarity
that guitar is being adapted to South Indian classical music.
Nikhil Joshi by mastering the
western guitar has joined the select band of great musicians, who have adapted
western instruments like clarinet, saxophone, mandolin etc. to suit the carnatic
classical music. Nikhil Joshi, started performing from the age of 8. He
started giving full fledged carnatic concerts from the age of 13. Acclaimed as a
Child Prodigy, Nikhil Joshi is the only musician in the world to perform
full-fledged Carnatic Classical concerts on the Guitar from the age of 13.
He has performed at prestigious
institutions all over India and abroad including the
famous Dussera concert at the Mysore palace, New Delhi, Hyderabad and other
places. Nikhil Joshi visited Germany
and performed about 18 concerts in 1998; he visited U.S.A. in 1999 on a
concert tour and performed about 16 concerts. He also performed at the World Kannada
Conference in Detroit.
His concerts and interviews have appeared on leading television and radio
channels including All
India Radio, Doordarshan, Star Plus, Star News, Udaya T.V., ETV, TMG Enter
and others. He has also performed live on the
radio and I.T.V (International Television) of
Nikhil Joshi with more than 500 concerts to his credit is set to go places.
His reviews have appeared in the leading periodicals in Kannada, English, Hindi,
Telugu, Tamil and other languages (more than a 100 reviews). A popular kannada
weekly ’Taranga’ featured a cover story
of Nikhil Joshi. A few of his reviews can be viewed in the “Reviews” section of
Nikhil Joshi has been honored with the following awards
- ‘Arya Bhata Award’ 1998,
‘Ugadi Purashkar’ 1999,
Indians Award’ 2000, ‘Youth Excellence Award’ 2001, ‘Sangeeta Ratnakara’
Award 2002, 'Pratibha Bhushan' award 2003 and many others.
recording company has brought out 10 of his audio albums-Classics
- Carnatic Classical on Guitar,
Guitar Comes Alive, Veena Greets Guitar, Sri Purandara Dasa, Carnatic
Compositions, Classical strings, Classical Guitar Comes Alive
, Impulse, Sri and Saraswati.
Nikhil Joshi can be contacted at
For detailed contact info., visit the "Contact"
section of this website.