Enjoy Music While Learning Tabla

My name is Sorin (Sudhir) Bunda and I live in Romania. I got in touch with Indian classical music in 1991 and since then I’ve been playing and singing it in different groups in Romania. In 1998 I got the wonderful blessing to receive a scholarship from Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi to study Indian classical music, both vocal and tabla, at the “Late P.K. Salve” Music and Fine Arts Academy in Nagpur, India. Thus, in 1999 I went to India where I got the chance to study this wonderful instrument with a great master from Nagpur, named Sandesh Popatkar.

I used to play tabla before going to India, but after being able to learn from a real Guru (teacher), I’ve realized how important it is to have a proper guidance in order to develop proper fingering and thinking in learning this complex instrument.
I’ve performed in various places all over the world:

  • 2010 : Asia Tour – Taiwan, Japan, South Korea
  • 2009 : Ruse, Bulgaria
  • 2008 : Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1996 – 2009 : Italy
  • 2004 – 2005 : France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia
  • 2000 – 2001 : Hungary
  • 1998 – 2002 : Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1999 – 2000 : India