I was born in a traditional Hindu family. My parents are devotee of Shree Ganesh. I grew up by lsitening to the morning evening parayers rendered by my mother. Father was inborn artiste who was able to direct, act and sing with his inborn musical qualities and skills the local musical dramas/theatre. I was grown up at Sanguem - Goa where the two river confluence is taking place. Fathers natural voice and his singing awaken my senses and it made me aware of my skills of sound recognition. My father use to make me listen the experience of Pandit Khaprumama Parvatkar which he experienced being with him. My learning and becoming a performing artiste of Hindustani classical singing is coming from my parents dedication towards art and the culture of Indian tradition.
The two names whom I'm grateful for their kind acceptance and care, grooming me to make me able as an artiste.
Galaxy of Goan artiste
Pandit Khaprumama Parvatkar
Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar
Recently programmed by the prestigious Théâtre de la Ville, in Paris, this Hindustani classical vocalist from Goa invites us to a journey in the heart of the traditions of India.
His mesmerising voice and unique talent take us to the origins of the cultural, musical and spiritual variety of his country.Regularly invited by prestigious festivals in France and Europe, his dedication to his art naturally created a space for him on the European stage of world music.
Trained in the traditional Guru-Shyshya Parampara, Pandit Shivkumar perpetuates the power and beauty of this pure Indian tradition that can convey love and peace through music.
His school of Indian music in Paris, gives an opportunity to European people to create an authentic bond with Indian culture and to learn its music. His teaching is appreciated by musicians and music lovers.
His project Holistic Paris helps and supports all those who are looking for more harmony between body and mind through Yoga, Meditations.
The European audience is particularly sensitive to his most innovative projects like New Age Raga, his show Bharatam and his Raga Meditation.
Pandit Shivkumar is a true ambassador of Indian music and culture, embodying in the most lively way the tradition of musical excellence of Goa, which is 150 years old.