Tetsuya KANEKO(तेत्सुया कानेको)

Tetsuya Kaneko is a player of the most ancient percussion called 'Pakhawaj' in India.
Pakhawaj is played with Dhrupad, the oldest style of North Indian classical music.
He started to learn it since 2000 under the great pakhawaj player late Pt. Srikant Mishra who played with almost all of musicians of Dhrupad in his life.
Tetsuya has played pakhawaj as a solo player and an accompanist every year since 2002 at Dhrupad Mela, the biggest festival of Dhrupad in Varanasi, India and then he was awarded Gold medal in 2004.
Now he performs in all of India with great Dhrupad musicians.
In Japan, he plays actively as the only pakhawaj player and try always to play with the musicians of all kinds of genre.

〜Indian Dhrupad Musicians whom Tetsuya has played with〜

Ustad Sayeeduddin Dagar (Vocal from Pune)
Dr.Ritwik Sanyal (Vocal from Varanasi)
Pt.Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha (Vocal from Bhopal)
Pt.PremKumar Mallik (Vocak from Allahabad)Ud.Aneesuddin Dagar &Ustad.Nafeesuddin Dagar (Vocal from Pune)
Pt.Nirmalya Dey (Vocal from Delhi )
Dr.Rajesh Sendh (Vocal from Varanasi)
Sh. Raghubeer Mallik (Vocal from Patna)
Sh.Sukhdev Chaturvedi (Vocal from Mumbai)
Smt. Sanchita Chawdhry (Vocal from Kolkata)
Sh. Ashutosh Bhattacharya (Vocal from Varanasi)
Sh.Shiv Darshan Duley (Vocal from Jaipur)
Ud.Bahauddin Dagar (RudraVeena from Mumbai)
Smt.Padmaja Vishwaroop (VichitraVeena from Gwalior)
Pt.Pushpraj Koshti (Surbahar from Mumbai)
Pt.Rabindra Goswami (Surbahar from Varanasi)
Sh.Sauravbrat Chakarvorty (Surbahar from Kolkata)
Pt.Shivdas Chakravorty (Sarod from Gorakpur)
Smt.Aparna Shastri (Vocal from Mumbai)and more…