Dinesh Mishra

The indian bansuri-flutist and composer Dinesh Mishra was born in Varanasi in 1969. At the beginning of the 90ths he graduated at „Faculty of Performing Arts, Banares Hindu University“, there he learned from R. K. Shrinivasan receiving a diploma for “classical Indian bamboo flute music”. He also obtained a master degree Sangeet Prabhaker from Prayag Sangeet Samite.
In 1995 he got a student of the world-famous indian bansuri-master Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia (and till today this learning is continued…). Nowadays he is performing with bands like „Eternal Voyage“, as well as a soloist and realizing his own projects worldwide. He describes himself an experimental musician, based on his traditional roots but tracing his own and new paths in the immense area of world music.

Dinesh Mishra is living and working in Mumbai, there he is composing and producing film-music for numerous Bollywood film productions. Since 2003 he also is working as a flute-teacher for the “Mumbai Education Trust”. By now he has teached more than 100 young students worldwide.
Being “artist in residence” of the „Akademie der Kulturen NRW“ he regularly comes to Europe performing his own music – a mixture of Indian classical music and European jazz with ethnic influences –performed with well-known musicians like Markus Stockhausen, the Indonesian percussionist Nippy Noya, Rock legend T.M. Stevens from the U.S., Peruquoi, the sacred female voice from Australia, the famous groups Sur Sudha and Sukarma from Nepal, the sax player Praful from Holland, the singers Satya & Pari from Greece, the Swedish overtone singer Paul Terrell and others.

At the BOLA House of Cultures, Bochum, he also gives seminars, teaching techniques of composition and improvisation on the basis of classical Indian Ragas and World Music.

 “The music of the world sounds wonderful anywhere if it’s coming out of heart.” (Dinesh Mishra)