Considered one of the finest Sitar players to emerge on the Indian music   scene in the  UK, ROOPA PANESAR has been receiving accolades from   audiences and peers alike  for her outstanding ability and quality of music.   Her soulful and unique style of  playing has left her listeners captivated. With the incredible emotional depth of her sound, she  has touched the  hearts of  audiences far and wide and received blessings  from many  eminent musicians in the  world of Indian classical music.  She is a disciple of the renowned educationalist  and leading musician, Ustad  Dharambir Singh ji MBE (a disciple of the late Ustad Vilayat Khan), and was recognized   as a talent for the future. She began her training at the age of seven, under her Guru,  and later has had the privilege of also learning from the senior most disciple of the late  Ustad Vilayat Khan, the great maestro, Pandit Arvind Parikh ji.  Her musical vision has  been enriched while receiving guidance from other renownded musicians visiting the  UK including Ustad Shahid Parvez, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Ustad Siraj Khan and  Pt.Ajoy Chakroborty. Currently she continues to receive training under her Guru Ustad  Dharambir Singh ji (MBE) and respected Pandit Arvind Parikh ji.  Roopa has toured extensively in the UK, Europe and USA performing at prestigious  venues and festivals and released her debut album “Khoj” in 2011. She performed in her debut tour of India in 2014 where she played to vibrant audiences in Delhi, Mumbai and  SRA Kolkata.  She has had the honour of performing before and received blessings  from spiritual masters and eminent musicians including Sri Satya Sai Baba, Shri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji (Namdhari), Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma), Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the late  Ustad Vilayat Khan. Roopa, also a qualified Chemical Engineer, is involved in numerous projects to inspire  and educate the next generation of Indian  classical musicians in the UK. © Roopa Panesar 2013 HOME     ABOUT     TOUR     PERFORMANCE     ALBUM     MEDIA     CONTACT designed and built by SAA-uk ABOUT