Biography

Satyakam

Very early on Satyakam Mohkamsing showed a keen interest in Indian music and arts. At the age of seven Satyakam travelled with his parents to Varanasi in India, where his father was doing research on the Natya Shastra, an ancient Indian work on the performing arts, including theatre, dance and music. During this prolonged stay of about nine months in Varanasi, he took his first lessons in visual arts and music. Soon he developed a passion for the Indian violin and began his musical training under the guidance of Satyaprakash Mohanti, an advanced student of Dr. N. Rajam, one of India’s leading violinists.

Back in the Netherlands, he became a student of Ms Lenneke van Staalen, herself a Dutch virtuoso student of the renowned Indian violinist Pandit D. K. Datar. In 2004 Satyakam migrated with his parents to Surinam, South America, where he immediately joined the local Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) for musical training. There he studied under highly qualified vocalists such as V.K. Sambyal ‘Rangilewale’ Thakur and Rita Bokil.

In 2006 Satyakam returned to the Netherlands to pursue his formal musical training enrolling in Codarts, the former Rotterdam Music Academy . He studied Indian violin under the guidance and supervision of the legendary Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia and Pt. Dhruba Ghosh. In 2010 Satyakam obtained his BA from Codarts and his Masters in 2012.


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