BIMETCH Organized an evening of classical music with Pt.Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
As part of its continuous effort to preserving and nurturing the cultural heritage of India, BIMTECH, in association with SPIC MACAY (the society for promotion of Indian Classical Music, Arts & Culture Amongst Youth) organised an evening of classical music with Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on 13 March, 2014.
Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is a Grammy award winner and inventor of the Mohan Veena ( a nineteen string modified archtop guitar with three melody strings, four drone strings and twelve sympathetic strings).He graced the stage along with Shri Himanshu Mahant on tabla. Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt performed evening raga and explained “Taal”. He left the listeners spellbound with his music. The soothing rhythm of the Mohan Veena mesmerised everyone in the audience.
Creator of the MOHAN VEENA and the winner of the GRAMMY AWARD, Vishwa Mohan has mesmerized the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery music. It is due to Vishwa’s maiden mega effort that he rechristened guitar as MOHAN VEENA, his genius creation and has established it at the top most level in the mainstream of Indian Classical Music scenario, thereby proving the essence of his name VISHWA (meaning the world) and MOHAN (meaning charmer) and indeed , a world charmer he is.
Being the foremost disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar, Vishwa Mohan belongs to that elite body of musicians which traces its origin to the Moughal emperor Akbar’s court musician TANSEN and his guru the Hindu Mystic Swami Haridas.
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has attracted international attention by his successful indianisation of the western Hawaiian guitar with his perfect assimilation of sitar, sarod & veena techniques, by giving it a evolutionary design & shape and by adding 14 more strings helping him to establish the instrument MOHAN VEENA to unbelievable heights. With blinding speed and faultless legato, Bhatt is undoubtedly one of the most expressive, versatile and greatest slide player s in the world.