Emerging Sitarist & Composer

"Music to me is more than a passion as I enjoy creating melodies, experimenting with music and exploring the Sitar."

Amisha is an emerging sitarist and composer who has been working with zerOclassikal for her professional development.

Her passion for music drove her on to study BMus(Hons) Music Performance and Music Management at the London College of Music, where she started creating music with Sitar in original songs and instrumental tracks in the genres of Pop, Folk, Rock, and Fusion. Performing and composing music, she draws inspiration from the likes of Pandit Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar, The Beatles, AR Rahman and Niten Sawhney.  

Amisha has been part of the BBC Concert Orchestra where she performed at The Royal Festival Hall, a concert called Raga Mela - The Spirit of India blended with the West, the performance was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Watford Palace Theatre and The Hackney Empire are a few of many places where she performed with the BBC Concert Orchestra. She continued my admiration for music by being part of the Grand Union Orchestra and Grand Union Regeneration Band. 

Since then, Amisha have been on a few radio stations including BBC Asian network and BBC Radio London where her music was aired live. 


Hear more about her journey in her own words…

What drew you to the sitar? 

 I was always enthusiastic to learn an instrument since primary school music class lessons, secondary school was where I opted and started to learn Sitar. I thoroughly enjoyed creating and performing melodies, imagining the pictures of music being created and played. Significant sounds materialized when I heard the Sitar and I am still really pleased to this day to have chosen the Sitar as an instrument.

What are you looking forward to do as an artist?

I’d like to continue composing, recording, and performing my material. To be offered to collaborate with other well known artists and also like to be recognised as a professional Sitar player and composer. … I enjoyed performing at Back to The Lounge, Baithak Sessions at Rich Mix, London with ZerOClassical and look forward for further performances with them.