Dynamic performer Shawn Mativetsky is considered one of Canada's leading ambassadors of the tabla, and is a pioneer in bridging the worlds of Western and Indian classical music. Called an œexceptional soloist by critic Rajean Beaucage, WholeNote's Andrew Timar adds that œas a leading disciple of the renowned Pandit Sharda Sahai, he has serious street cred. Shawn Mativetsky is highly sought-after as both performer and educator, and is active in the promotion of the tabla and North Indian classical music through workshops and performances around the world. Based in Montreal, Shawn teaches tabla and percussion at McGill University.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformancePracticing tabla with my Guru every morning; what a magical experience!
What Drives Your Creativity?Playing regularly with fabulous artists from a multitude of musical traditions helps me to expand my horizons and to think in new, creative ways. There is always something new to learn, and fruitful collaborations can be so eye-opening and inspiring.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?I've been using Vic Firth sticks and mallets for as long as I can remember. The feel, quality, and consistency means that I can always rely on Vic Firth to help me to make music at the highest level.