Shri Mohinderjit Singh's illustrious musical journey spans over 50 years. Mohinderjit is known to discerning audiences and to Indian cinema enthusiasts as a singer, violinist and composer of high standing.
Trained in both vocal and instrumental hindustani music under the tutelage of Pandit Husn Lal, Bhagat Ram and Pandit Vinay Chandra Maudgalya.
He has also learned western music under Pandit Ram Prasad and Josic Menezas.
The Composer and Music Director
Mohinderjitji is a composer with a yen for the original. Possessing great insight into India's folk music, he has the ability to blend these folk forms with the traditional classical base to create a form all his own. Mohinderjit is one of the very few musicians in this country who are well-versed in both the
Hindustani and Occidental genres, and who can affect the aesthetic merger of the two whilst retaining the character and essential purity of each, to reach the masses without coarsening once approach is an art.
He has composed music for such renowned musicians and playback singers as Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey, Suman Kalyanpur, Mahendra Kapoor, Jagjit Singh. Sulakshana Pandit. Sathee, Jaspal Singh, Nina and Rajendra Mehta, Minoo Purshottam, Sandhya Rao, Dilraj Kaurs Anuradha Paudwal, and Parveen Sultana.
As a vocalist, Mohinderjitji's music is remarkable for its originality, imagination and innovation within the traditional matrix. His vast repertoire is comprehensive and comprises khayal, thumri, dadra, ghazal, geet, kaafi (Sufi) and bhajans. With his deep melodious voice and an expressive, emotive style, he is able to not only please the audience but also pull at their heartstrings. He was honoured by the then prime minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who gave his composition Sadbhavana a national status.
Mohinderjitji is also renowned as a violin virtuoso. Lilting softness combined with plaintive notes characterise his playing on the violin.
His creativity is not restricted to just composing music. He is the inventor of Naad Yogini, an exquisite instrument which has the pathos of the violin, the resonance of the cello and the soothing sound of the sarangi and flute.