Sri Darshil Shah (bansuri)

Financial Advisor by the day and Musician by heart, Darshil has been learning and playing Bansuri since 2002. Based in Brisbane, Australia since 2009, Darshil has a dream of passing on the legacy of the Ancient Indian Classical Music to cross-cultural communities and next generation of musicians.

Born and brought up in Mumbai, he has had the privilege of learning music from some of the best Bansuri Players from Maihar Gharana (Lineage). His current guru is Shri. Partha Sarkar who is a senior disciple of Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia.

Though his roots and core interest are based in Hindustani (North Indian) Classical Music and exploring Classical Ragas, he also has an extensive experience in playing for Live Kathak Dance shows, Yoga, Meditation, Jazz, Ghazal, Bhajan, Bollywood and World Fusion Music.

From Solo performances to being a part of a group ensemble, he is an avid listener, welcoming new ideas and complementing the genre of music being played.

Darshil is ambitious and very passionate about spreading the awareness of this natural instrument. His vision is to see a lot more people play and explore the beauty of the sound of Bansuri. To know more about Darshil and the lovely Bansuri, please visit

At Sangeet Mela 2017, Darshil accompanied Rising Star Award winner in Kathak dance, Ku Sheena Rinky Bala. At Sangeet Mela 2019 he will perform bansuri solo with accompaniment by Sri Kushal Sami.

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