of the MOHAN VEENA and the winner of the GRAMMY AWARD, Vishwa Mohan
has mesmerized the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery
music. It is due to Vishwa's maiden mega effort that he rechristened
guitar as MOHAN VEENA, his genius creation and has established it at
the top most level in the mainstream of Indian Classical Music scenario,
thereby proving the essence of his name VISHWA (meaning the world) and
MOHAN (meaning charmer) and indeed , a world charmer he is.
the foremost disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar, Vishwa Mohan belongs to that
elite body of musicians which traces its origin to the Moughal emperor
Akbar's court musician TANSEN and his guru the Hindu Mystic Swami Haridas.
Mohan Bhatt has attracted international attention by his successful
indianisation of the western Hawaiian guitar with his perfect assimilation
of sitar, sarod & veena techniques, by giving it a evolutionary
design & shape and by adding 14 more strings helping him to establish
the instrument MOHAN VEENA to unbelievable heights. With blinding speed
and faultless legato, Bhatt is undoubtedly one of the most expressive,
versatile and greatest slide player s in the world.
a powerhouse performer, Vishwa's electrifying performance always
captivates the audience whether in the United States of America, Europe,
Gulf countries or his motherland India. Vishwa Mohan has become the
cultural ambassador of India by carrying the Herculean task of glorifying
and popularizing Indian culture and music throughout the world.
features of Bhatt's baaj (style) are his natural ability to play the
'Tantrakari Ang' and incorporate the 'Gayaki Ang' on Mohan Veena which
is the greatest advantage of this instrument over traditional Indian
instrument like sitar, sarod and veena. It was no surprise that Vishwa
Mohan with his sheer virtuosity and limitless supply of melodies won
the highest music award of the world, the GRAMMY AWARD IN 1994 along
with Ry Cooder for their World Music Album, 'A MEETING BY THE RIVER'
enhancing his celebrity status not only as a star performer but also
as an improviser and a soulful composer.
Mohan has performed extensively in the USA, USSR, Canada, the Great
Britain, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Scotland,
Switzerland, Denmark, then scaling the Gulf of Dubai, Al-Sharjah, Bahrain,
Muscat, Abu Dhabi etc. and throughout India.