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A multi-percussionist composer, performer

founder of Svun Sounds


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Svun Sounds | RAV Vast | Stonewhistle Flutes | Handpan | Wind Chimes | Rishiraj Kulkarni

Rishiraj Kulkarni is a multi-percussionist musician based in India and The Netherlands. His primary instrument being the tabla, with which his journey in music began, he has received incalculable guidance in his musical career from Ustad Zakir Hussain and continues his musical journey in the world of tabla as a disciple of Pandit Yogesh Samsi. He also plays the handpan, Rav Vast, Maschine (hardware/software DAW), marimba, xylophone, and vibraphone to name a few. Since 2012 he has collaborated and performed with artists from various art forms such as illustrators, painters, thespians, poets, singers, ballet dancers, western classical orchestras and Indian classical musicians, performing across Europe and India.


Graduated with Honours in Music from Middlesex University, London (U.K.), Rishiraj specialised in Indian classical music, western classical music, and audio technology. He also holds a Diploma in Music from KM Music Conservatory, Chennai (T.N., India) founded by Oscar award winner, A.R. Rahman where he was awarded as the best Hindustani music performer of the year 2014 — 15. 

Rishiraj has two independent albums to his name “Home” (July 2021) and "The Woods" (February 2023)  which are available across all streaming platforms. He has composed, performed and recorded the entire album by himself amalgamating the sounds from the tabla, Rav Vast, Maschine and the sounds of nature.

In 2021, Rishiraj founded Svun Sounds, with a passion of introducing unique musical instruments from across the globe and collaborating directly with the independent makers who handcraft their instruments. 

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