is an Artist and Multi-Instrumentalist in the Genre of Northindian classical Music, as he studied all kind of indian
string-instruments, for almost 40 years, so 15 years with the late Maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
Today Govinda Schlegel continues his studies with Pandit Rajeev Taranath from Mysore, a senior disciple
of Ali Akbar Khan.
Govinda presents a varity of Indian Classical String instruments in his performances, so he plays
the popular also in the west, the Sitar, as well as the BassSitar, called Surbahar, the Sarod with their unique mindblowing sounds, the very rare and hard to find, the Sursringar...another one is
the Sarangi, a 35 string bow-instrument, and then the very ancient RudraVeena, .
Govinda works with several projects likeMUSICA INDICA, an ensemble for
IndianClassicalMusicAndDance,SHAMAN STRINGS, PLANET WAVES, THE GHOSTSINGERS,SAPANAand plays together with other multicultural crossover fusion experimental musicians/artists.