Musician Spotlight

Nitin Sawhney

UK / India

Nitin Sawhney is an award-winning British-Indian musician, producer, composer and DJ. He was raised in England by Punjabi Indian immigrant parents. As a child, he studied piano, classical and flamenco guitar, sitar and tabla. Nitin’s musical ability to cross cultural barriers has led to a variety of collaborations including with The London Symphony Orchestra, Paul McCartney, Sting, Anoushka Shankar, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and many others.

Sawhney has recorded multiple albums, film soundtracks and compilations, encompassing over 60 film and TV scores and is established as a world-class producer, songwriter, touring artist, BBC Radio 2 and club DJ, multi-instrumentalist, theatrical, dance, videogame and orchestral composer and cultural/political commentator.  He holds 6 honorary doctorates from various UK universities along with 2 fellowships and works as ambassador for and sits on the board of multiple charities. He has received over 20 major national and international awards for his work and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences (Oscars), BAFTA and the US Recording Academy (Grammys).

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