The Inner Vision Orchestra with Baluji Shrivastav OBE
The Inner Vision Orchestra is the world's only professional ensemble of blind musicians. Their extensive repertoire moves between songs from Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, to soulful Gospel and Blues to sublime Indian Ragas and Western Classical compositions.
Members of the orchestra burst onto the world stage at the Paralympics in 2012 to perform at the closing ceremony with Coldplay and performed the International Unlimited Commission ‘Antardrishti-Inner Vision’ at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Norwich Arts Centre, The Royal Opera House in Mumbai and The British Council Theatre in Delhi. They regularly tour and perform in top venues around the UK and have released music with Arc/Naxos.
‘Joyously cross-cultural, stylistically boundless’
BBC Radio 3 Music Matters
‘The audience left the auditorium spellbound and humbled'
Baluji Shrivastav OBE is one of the world’s leading composers and sitar players. Described as ‘sitarist to the stars’ (Evening Standard), he has performed and recorded with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Massive Attack, Madness, Shakira, Malu, Boy George & Doves. Baluji is signed to Naxos World ARC with over fifteen releases of classical and world music fusion.
‘captures a poignancy that crosses all cultural divides.'
‘a source of pure delight.’
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