2Sarangi artist Pankaj Mishra was born into a lineage of exceptional musicians, being the son of Sri Satyanarayan Mishra, Grandson of Pt. Mahadeo Prasad Mishra, and great-grandson of Sarangi virtuoso Pt. Saraju Prasad Mishra. He was trained from an early age by the renowned Sarangi player Pt. Mahesh Prasad Mishra of the Benaras Gharana. Pankaj is an “A” Grade artist at All India Radio & Television.He is a highly regarded accompanist, performing with such renowned artists as, Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee,Pt. Kumar Bose, Pt. Subhankar Banerjee. His dance recital performances with kathak exponent Pt. Birju Maharaj,Pt. Vijay Shankar have been widely acclaimed.Vocal accompaniment with Padmabhusan Girija Devi, Bidushi Purnima Chowdhury…and many more Pankaj now regularly tours the USA,Canada, Japan, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh & European countries like Germany, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, France, Austria, etc. He has performed at some prestigious festivals in Europe USA & Canada including the Ali Akbar College of Music (California, U.S. and Basel, Switzerland), Ragmala organization (Edmonton, Canada), Indian Embassy
concerts (Berlin and Austria), the Gandharva Music Festival (Netherlands), UCLA, UCSD,UTSA and Cal Arts at the World music Festival Pankaj performs music for Film and Television Serials (Hindi-Bengali) and has recorded several CDs with vocalist Smt. Purnima Chowdhury , Pakhawaj
artist Biplab Mondol, and Tabla players Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, Pt. Sankha Chatterjee, Ustad Sabir Khan and many others. Pankaj has also released a
number of musical arrangements and CDs.