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Dynamic performer Shawn Mativetsky is considered one of Canada's leading exponents of the tabla, and is a pioneer in bridging the worlds of Western and Indian classical music. Called an “exceptional soloist” by critic Réjean Beaucage, WholeNote's Andrew Timar adds that “as a leading disciple of the renowned [Pandit] Sharda Sahai, he has serious street cred.” Shawn Mativetsky is highly sought-after as both performer and educator, and is active in the promotion of the tabla and North Indian classical music through lectures, workshops, and performances across Canada and internationally. Based in Montreal, Shawn teaches tabla and percussion at McGill University. He is currently working on the recording of RIVERS, his first traditional solo tabla album, which will be released in March 2017.

Interprète dynamique, Shawn Mativetsky est considéré comme l'un des plus importants porte-étendard du tabla au Canada et l'un des principaux pionniers dans le rapprochement entre la musique classique occidentale et la musique classique de l'Inde. « Soliste exceptionnel », ainsi nommé par le critique Réjean Beaucage, Andrew Timar de la revue WholeNote ajoute qu' « en tant que disciple éminent du renommé [Pandit] Sharda Sahai, il est la référence en la matière ». Donnant des conférences, des ateliers et des prestations au Canada et à l’international, il s’engage à faire connaître le tabla et la musique traditionnelle du Nord de l’Inde. Établi à Montréal, il enseigne le tabla et les percussions à l’Université McGill. Il travaille présentement sur l'enregistrement de FLEUVES, son premier album de solo de tabla traditionnel, qui sortira en mars 2017.

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Date Event Location
Payton MacDonald, Rohan Krishnamurthy and Shawn Mativetsky William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
 —  — Shastra Symposium William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Un concert de musique hindustani Centre communautaire Anjou, Anjou Centre communautaire Anjou, Anjou
Ken Shorley Trio + Shawn Mativetsky Résonance Café, Montréal Résonance Café, Montréal
Des Mots Sur Mesure VI Centre communautaire Montréal-Nord, Montreal Centre communautaire Montréal-Nord, Montreal
Un concert de musique hindustani Maison de la culture Rosemont - La Petite Patrie, Montreal Maison de la culture Rosemont - La Petite Patrie, Montreal
Music Creation and Improvisation Workshops Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal
Taka Dhilanga Centre Culturel Henri Lemieux, Montreal Centre Culturel Henri Lemieux, Montreal
Un concert de musique hindustani Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal
Music Creation and Improvisation Workshops Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal
Un concert de musique hindustani Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension, Montreal Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension, Montreal
Jonathan Voyer & Shawn Mativetsky Marianopolis College, Westmount Marianopolis College, Westmount
Jonathan Voyer & Shawn Mativetsky Marianopolis College, Westmount Marianopolis College, Westmount
Jonathan Voyer & Shawn Mativetsky Marianopolis College, Westmount Marianopolis College, Westmount
Music Creation and Improvisation Workshops Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal
Galitcha Historica - Encounters with Canada, Ottawa Historica - Encounters with Canada, Ottawa
Jonathan Voyer & Shawn Mativetsky Cégep de Saint-Laurent, Montréal Cégep de Saint-Laurent, Montréal
Music Creation and Improvisation Workshops Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal
Atelier: Une introduction au tabla et à la rythmique du Nord de l'Inde Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Montréal Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Montréal
Of Sound, Mind and Body + Karen Young Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Montreal Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Montreal

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The Album Cover!

I have done a mockup of the album cover! The cover photo is especially meaningful to me, as it is a composite of two photos that I took myself. This is an idea that I've had for a long time, and to see it finally start to come together is just an amazing feeling. On the upper left, you can see a view of Benares (Varanasi) along the banks of the Ganges, and in the lower-right, Montreal, along the banks of the Saint Lawrence River. The water in between is actually both the Ganges and the Saint Lawrence, hence…

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New album!

Dear friends, 

I am excited to announce that I will soon be recording my first traditional solo tabla album, RIVERS! This will be a full-length tabla solo, in the style of the Benares gharana; a rhythmic journey to Varanasi, India! I am planning to record the album in December, in Toronto with fabulous musician George Koller accompanying on dilruba. I am truly inspired, and cannot wait to get into the studio to record, and to be able to share this music with you! The album release is planned for March…

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Spring Tour to England, Wales, and France

This past May, I was fortunate to have a few performances and workshops booked in Europe! 

Nottingham - home of Robin Hood!

First stop - Nottingham, UK, where I gave a couple of workshops at the University of Nottingham. The first was a session for three composers, led by Prof. Elizabeth Kelly. She and two students will be composing new works for myself and pianist Xenia Pestova (who is also the Director of Performance at the University of Nottingham) for our upcoming concert next March as part of the

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New Band, New Album!

Over the past several years, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with guitarist Tim Brady for an annual series of creative music-making and improvisation workshops called the Symphonie du Sud-Ouest. We just completed our eighth season; wow! We’ve been really enjoying improvising together, and so we joined forced with fabulous violinist Helmut Lipsky to form Of Sound, Mind and Body. Last year, we performed a concert at the Gesu with uniquely talented guest vocalist Gabriel Dharmoo, who I have also…

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Ground / Terre West Coast Tour

This spring, I was fortunate to head out on a short tour to Western Canada with pianist Xenia Pestova. We performed a programme of new music for tabla, toy piano, harmonium, and piano in Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, and Gabriola Island. My setup included 5 (!) dahinas, and a few Sabian cymbals and Resonating Bells.

First stop: Calgary. On March 30, both Xenia and I gave masterclasses at the University of Calgary, hosted by Prof. Laurie Radford. On March 31, we performed at the lovely Festival Hall… Read more