Born into a family of well-known folk musicians, Hindol was all of 5 when his father Sri Panchanan Sardar taught him

initial strings of the instrument. Since then it has been a long journey of rigorous practice sessions to master the

techniques of the  instrument and nuances of the Tradition.  He also received training from other imminent teachers

like Pandit Santosh Bannerji  and Pandit Deepak Chowdhury, a senior disciple of Sitar Maestro Ravi Shankar. His

exposure to music was solely Indian classical throughout his school days. However there was one record of

Tchaekovsky’s Swanlake at his home which was his backdoor to another world. While being in the University he

started jamming and performing together with his music friends with western music background and in this way he

opened up to a whole new world of Jazz and Western Classical. He received  the National Scholarship for 

Instrumental music from the Indian government and staged his performances in many different countries.

 

As one of the Indian music critics wrote in his column, "Hindol’s performance is marked by a combination of technical

finesse  and a deep sense of maturity.” His Indian Classical renditions are marked by intricately cross combining 

melodies in the Raga, aesthetically woven Improvisation with elaborate rhythmic sectionsand his music has a strong

emotional appeal to the listener. His exposure to different genres of music has enriched him musically without

loosing the purity of Indian Ragas. Indian music is highly intuitive music both melodically and rythmically keeping

in mind the Aesthetics of music which he maintains to the highest degree. 

 

Hindol has been exploring the infinite combinations in the crossover of Indian music with various other genres like

Contemporary Western Classical, Jazz, Flamenco, Nordic folk, Balkan music. In 2015 He formulated a unique project

Roots & Shoots together with Jazz Double Bassist Sebastian Gramss involving 6 musicians which toured India

and Germany. Hindol has also worked closely with Swedish musician duo Mattias and Nina Perez to form  their

project Northlight. In one of his latest projects, Hindol successfully collaborated with Trumpetist Markus Stockhausen

along with other five accomplished musicians for Eternal Voyage. 

 

His music Composition for a Dance Choreography 'Crossing Oceans' in India called is being staged in all major dance

festivals in the last 2 years. In 2012 he was invited for a music exchange program by the Carnegie Hall to work

together with their Alumni  Musicians. Apart from that Hindol has been involved in several other projects and

improvised Neue music performances. 

 

To explore into the music of traditional Indian dance form while changing the traditional style of composing, in 2015

Hindol made his Debut Composition for a Choreography Crossing Oceans for the well known Odissi Danseuse Daksha

Masruwala. The Choreography is about 3 stories from different folk cultures i.e. Greek, Japanese, Australian involving international Dancers. It has been staged in all major dance festivals in India and received rave reviews for its combination of both experimental and traditional both in music and dance.

 

Hindol was invited for various music residenies like the Academy of Carnegie Hall, French Ministry of Culture and ETHNO Sweden to work with the musicians. He also had the honor and rare priviledge to be invited to perform for for the Masters of 3 different Religions Pope Francis, Dalai Lama.

 

As a dedicated teacher Hindol conducts Sitar lessons and workshops of Indian Classical music, improvisation, interpretation of Indian music in Western musical context. Among some of the Institutes he has conducted workshops at the Elbe Philharmonie, Hoschule for Muzik und Tanz in Cologne, Pop Akademie Mannheim, Rheinische Music Schule Cologne, Arvika and Karlstad University Sweden to name a few. Currently he is teaching at Pop Akademie Indian music as part of their newly formulated world music studies.

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