New Delhi, March 2023: The first Indians to be invited to perform at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles and nominee for the Global Indian Music Academy Awards for Best Classical Instrumentalists, the Mohan Brothers – Lakshay Mohan(Sitar) and Aayush Mohan(Sarod) presented Marvel of Jugalbandi Season 2, a live concert tour today in Nation’s Capital at Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, where audience witnessed a celebration of the true spirit of Jugalbandi (Duet) – a music format which brings about a classic blend of two instruments.
This concert tour involved a jugalbandi of the traditional Indian instruments: Sitar & Sarod which have been a part of our Indian Classical Music for hundreds of years and are considered two of the most challenging instruments to master. Apart from Delhi the shows also happened in Mumbai and Bangalore as well. The event was graced by the wonderful presence of Shyam Mohan Gupta, Mr. K L Ganju, Golfer Neelam Prataap Rudy, Kathak Dancer Shinjini Kulkarni, Artist Manisha Gawade, Entrepreneur & Fashion Designer Neha Gupta, Poet Rekha Gupta, Ghazal Singer Radhika Chopra & many more.
About Lakshay Mohan & Aayush Mohan:
Shri Lakshay Mohan & Shri Aayush Mohan also known as Mohan Brothers have an immense following among music lovers in India and abroad. Versatile and enriched with classical essence, their music is a favorite among listeners of all genres and ages. They are the first Indians to be invited to perform at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. They were nominated for the Global Indian Music Academy Awards for Best Classical Instrumentalists.
They have received training from eminent musicians of the Maihar Gharana – Padmabhushan Sharan Rani, Pt Umashankar Mishra, Pt Tejendra Majumdar, Pt Balwant Rai Verma, and Gundecha Brothers. Mohan Brothers have been hailed by Sangeet Martand Pt Jasraj as one of the most worthy torchbearers of Indian Classical music. After listening to their jugalbandi in 2012, Pt Ravi Shankar was so impressed by their talent that he decided to launch them in the USA under his foundation. This tour got materialized in 2015 and was produced by the Ravi Shankar Foundation of the USA.
Mohan brothers have developed their own innovative style of Jugalbandi and have mesmerized audiences globally. They have performed at various prestigious venues and festivals. These include the Berklee College of Music, Boston; Symphony Space, New York; Learnquest Music Conference, Boston; Thyagaraja Festival, Cleveland; Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix; Central Conservatory of Music, China to name just a few. In India, their prominent performances include Sawai Gandharva Festival, Pune; Vishnu Digambar Jayanti Samaroh, Delhi; Gunidas Sangeet Sammelan, Mumbai; Saptak Festival, Ahmedabad; Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan, Jalandhar and Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa.
On their recent tour to the USA, they were interviewed on the popular television show ‘Good Day New York’ on FOX TV. They have given lecture demonstrations at universities like Wayne State University, Detroit; Tianjin Conservatory of Music China and the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. They have given several TEDx Talks in India to create awareness about Indian Classical Music among the young generation. Their prominent albums include “Echoes from the Yellow Land” and “The Majestic Court” by Times Music.
Mohan brothers have recently performed at The Royal Festival Hall, London with Anoushka Shankar and other prominent musicians for the centenary celebrations of Pandit Ravi Shankar. They were also invited to perform for the 50th-anniversary celebrations of The Bhavan which is the premier organization in London for Indian art and culture.