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1977年ネパール、カトマンドゥに生まれる。14歳の時インド・ネパール古典音楽の声楽家であった祖父の影響で古典音楽を学び始める。インド古典音楽の資格認定試験(Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Alahabad,India)に合格し、98年ネパール全国古典楽器コンクールにて第1位。ネパールにてライブ演奏、ラジオ出演などの活動を開始。2000年に来日、シタール奏者として数々のアーティスト共演しながら、2002年、Ho-Hi-Yan 国際音楽祭(台湾)、その後、アジア・アコースティックフェスティバル(台湾)、国際民謡歌祭(台湾)、The Rising Sun Rock Festival、Fuji Rock Festivalなどに出演し聴衆を魅了。2003年 CD「Swotantra」リリース。2004 年東京藝術大学音楽研究科に入学し、南アジア音楽文化の専門的な研究を始める。2010年東京芸術大学大学院音楽学博士課程後期終了し、博士号取得。2013年より東京芸術大学音楽学部で非常勤講師としてシタールの実技授業を担当。2014年、CD「HOT SPICE」リリース。現在、音楽研究活動、シタール奏法の指導をする傍ら、古典音楽を基本に様々な音楽との融合を試みた演奏活動を行い、シタール音楽の普及に取り組んでいる。

 
Biography
Sawan Joshi is one of the versatile sitarist from Nepal was born in 1977 . At the age of fourteen, he began to learn Hindustani classical music and Sitar as a disciple under Mr. Mohan Prashad Joshi(one of the icon of classical music in Nepal) .In 1997,he finished bachelor degree in Sitar from Prayag Sangeet Samiti Board, Alahabad India. In 2000, he went to Japan for his further study where he did lots of activities to introduce Nepali music culture. In 2003 he released his solo sitar album "Swotantra" from monsoonrecord(Japan) and East Meets west(Thamel, Nepal) . He has numerous experiences of concerts in Nepal, Japan and Taiwan with various international artists.During his stay in Japan he had also taken guidances of Hindustani classical music from Sitar Maestro Amit Roy(Disciple of Sitar Legend Pt.Nikhil Banerjee).
Sawan Joshi has also been researhing about the classical & traditional music of Nepal in different issues. He holds master degree in musicology from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2006. In 2010, he has been awarded Doctor of Philosophy(PH.D) in musicology by Tokyo National University Of  Arts . Since 2013 he has been working as a lecturer in the music department of Tokyo National University of Arts where he teaches the method of playing sitar and its theory. In 2014, his 2nd CD album [Hot Spice] released from Toei Music Publishing, Japan. Currently, he is working as music reseacher as well as engaging in teaching sitar in various parts of Japan. He is also participating in different kinds of music concerts with different genres of musicians.
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