Manish Pingle is a virtuoso mohan veena (Indian slide guitar) player from Mumbai and began his tutelage under the late Shri Vishnu Waliwadekar. Manish is now one of the senior disciples of Ustad Shahid Paravez, the famous sitar maestro of Itawa gharana. 

Manish has introduced a slight variant to his right hand picking technique to his contemporaries Pt Vishwamohan Bhatt and Debashish Bhattacharya by using index finger and thumb on the main melody strings allowing for a tremendous advantage for speed. He also experimented by adding an extra base string, which helps him attain an additional half lower octave. 

Manish has toured regularly throughout the world and recently returned from sold out shows in Denmark, Sweden, and France.

Manish will be accompanied on tabla from local artist Nikhil Harischandrakar.


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