Kiranpal Singh Deoora is one of a select few performers of Indian Classical Music on the Santoor. Kiranpal Singh is UK’s leading Santoor Maestro, having learnt his music art in the traditional way in UK (tabla & vocal) and Bombay, India. (Santoor)
Kiranpal’s inspiration and first teachers were his parents. Whilst in school he learnt Tabla from Ripudhamman Singh Plaha of Punjab Gharana in a school of tabla playing for 7-8 year old.
His Holiness Satguru Jagjit Singh Maharaj, the then spiritual Head of Namdhari Sikhs, heard Kiranpal’s Tabla solo performance in London,and with His Holiness ‘s divine blessings Kiranpal’s destiny was written to study Santoor with the pioneer of Indian Santoor-Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma. He forsook his studies when given the opportunity and has not looked back since.
Born in Tanazania, Kiranpal now lives in London. He plays regular concerts all over the globe. He has played for HRH Prince Phillip at Buckingham Palace, as well as South Bank Halls numerous times. He has played at Spittalfields Festival and London Mela as well as other prestigious festivals. His mastery of the advanced techniques of the Santoor has allowed him to develop a wide repertoire which includes audiences, critics and many well known artists. He reveals great gifts of imagination in his performance by beautifully blending creative flair and spontaneous imagination.
Kiranpal is available for concerts formal as well as house, lecture demonstrations/workshops, weddings/cross-cultural projects and private tuition in his music room which he had specifically built. He also teaches many instruments and his theme is ‘learn Indian Classical Music on your instrument’. Kiranpal’s Santoor can be heard in his site.
Kiranpal is available to play soothing instrumental music for any occasion. He usually plays as part of his group accompanied with Tabla and Tanpura or other instruments/vocal/dance which can be catered for. Kiranpal plays music for world peace love and harmony. To listen to Kiranpal Singh playing the Santoor is to be transported into a world of history, beauty, tradition and authenticity.
This, in turn, has led him to be sought after as a co-leader of ground-breaking developmental and cross-cultural projects, whilst continuing to advance the presentation of Indian Classical music to ever widening audience through his solo work.
Santoor- Flute/Bansuri -Tabla (Pakhawaj) Trio, Raag Bageshri (Part One) 2017
Santoor- Flute/Bansuri -Tabla (Pakhawaj) Trio, Raag Bageshri (Part Two) 2017