Balázs Virágh is learning the art of Pakhawaj under the guidance of Guru Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma, who is one of the leading Pakhawaj exponents of India.
During his journeys in India and Europe he had the honoured privilege to learn in the Guru-shisya parampara system from him, and to collaborate with various prominent artists.
He had performed in several European countries and India, including the biggest Dhrupad festival of India, the 44th All India Dhrupad Mela, Varanasi. He is regular performing artist of Embassy of India, Budapest, Amrita Sher Gil Cultural Centre.
Pakhawaj in Hungary
He gave certified lectures in Hungary’s biggest universities including Eötvös Loránd University, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and University of Szeged, and also teaches in Budapest in private lessons.
In his past studies he learnt Kathak accompaniment and tabla under the guidance of Pandit Rajesh Gangani of Jaipur Gharana.
He has experience in accompaniment for Dhrupad for all the main Gharanas including the Dagar and Darbhanga traditions and Indian Classical Dances, including Kathak and Odissi.