Rakesh Joshi

Rakesh is Artistic Director of two Indian choirs: BHARATIYA VRUND GAAN – BVG: The Indian Choir of England and SHIVA – The Indian Youth Choir of England, the first Indian choirs in the UK.

He has been Music Educator at the Bhavan Centre, Manchester, since 2000 and is also Artistic Director of RAGA JYOTI, a traditional Indian orchestra.

He has performed music concerts across the USA, India, Europe and the UK and composed Indian music for well-known musicians, dancers and choir. Past music collaboration workshops include the Hallé, National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and the Royal Northern College of Music. He is currently engaged in doctoral research into Indian music at the University of Salford.