30 Artists, 30 Years – Meeta Pandit
As part of our 30 Artists, 30 Years project, we were excited to speak with Meeta Pandit. We are proud to have collaborated with Meeta on two occasions over the past few years: Spring in the Season of Love in 2014 in collaboration with Dr Vayu Naidu; and Strauss Reflected with David Murphy and John Suchet in 2017. We asked her a few questions about her work, inspiration and these projects. See her answers below.
Meeta Pandit is an acclaimed Hindustani Classical vocalist who belongs to the Gwalior Gharana. Granddaughter and disciple of Pt Krishna Rao Shankar Pandit, and daughter of Laxman Krishnarao Pandit, she is the sixth in the unbroken lineage. Her voice, both melodious and robust, whose vocal range stretches over three octaves, and her beautiful raga handling have won her critical acclaim and awards.
Interviewed by Chelsea Pettitt, Head of Arts at the Bagri Foundation – May 2020.