Shri. SHIVANAND BALLESH
Shri. Shivanand Ballesh, younger son and disciple of Hindustani Vocalist and Shehnai Maestro Pandit Dr.S.Ballesh, Shiva is General Secretary of Tansen Academy of Music Chennai (R) (Taan Institute).
He is done his Sangit Visharad from Akhila Bharatha Gandharava Mahavidyalaya and He has finished his Vidwath Anthim from Karnataka State Govt Music Exam and B. Music Karnataka University.
Shivaji had his initial Hindustani Classical Music training from his grandfather Pandit Sanna Bharamanna and at 5years he started his musical learning from Late Pandit Dr. DP. Hiremath guruji of M.K Hubli for nearly 10yrs in Kirana gharana style.
Shiva is one of the early disciples of Pandit Kodhand Salunke of Karsundi (Patiala Gharana) , Later, He learnt Patiala Gharana Khayal Gayaki from his father Pandit Dr.S. Ballesh. Shiva is inspired by Voice culture and Gayaki Ang of Guruji Ustad Rashid Khan Sahab. Now presently, under Ustadji's blessings.
Currently Shiva is guru of nearly 100 students in chennai teaching Hindustani Music Basic Foundation. Shivanand learnt the nuances of Tabla from Table Nawaz Ustad Nazim Hussain, son of Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan. He multi skilled artiste playing Shehnai, Harmonium, Tabla, Dukkad (Banarasi Drums). He has accompanied his father Pandit S. Ballesh in many concerts with Vocal support and accompanied Harmonium for vocal concerts and also Dukkad (Banarasi Drums) for Shehnai concerts.