Biography
Top Grade Hindustani Classical Vocalist
Pt. Baldev Raj Verma's singing is an experience of meditation and contemplation. He was initiated into Hindustani Classical Vocal music by his father Sh. Kashi Ram. Later on, he recieved rigorous training in Classical Vocal music from Sh. Pratap Chand Arora of Amritsar. His present style of singing has been structured and moulded by Pt. Amarnath Ji, a prime disciple of Ustad Amir Khan Saheb of Indore Gharana, known for his mesmerizing music. True to the tradition of his Gharana, Pt. Verma's music is shorn of ostentation and showiness.

His singing is marked by a reposeful and serene elaboration of the Raga with a subtle rhythmic conciousness in Viambit. The artist seeks to build up a massive edifice of the Raga with the help of rather wide ranging musical phrases befitting the grandeur of its structure while maintaining a remarkable aesthetic tension in the execution of his textural design.

This imparts a sort of mystic touch to his rendition. In Drut his supple and sonorous voice enables him to render intricate sargams and fast taans in complex but aesthetic patters with an amazing ease in all the three octaves by selectively and discriminately using the musical phrases in striking contrast. He masterly fuses together seemingly jagged and incompatible patterns in a manner that is both enthralling and regaling. But all through this trying effort the form of the Raga is maintained fully intact. His music has an invocative quality about it that transports the audience to the realm of sprituality.

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