Sharik Hasan is one of the leading pianists and composers of his generation to emerge from India. Based in New York City, he has garnered a reputation for his exceptional virtuosity and versatility,
making him the top-call pianist for many well-known bands and venues.
He tours much of the year internationally with the world famous Postmodern Jukebox as well as his own band MND FLO. He is also a Berklee on the Road instructor, traveling globally on behalf of the college conducting clinics, auditions and performances.
Sharik Hasan started his tryst with the piano at the age of five and by sixteen, had completed the curriculum of the Royal School of Music, London. He then went to the United States to attend Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music.
In 2007, Sharik relocated to Paris for two years to study at the Bill Evans Piano Academy where the young pianist integrated quickly into the jazz scene, playing in international festivals with his trio. He was subsequently awarded scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he was selected to be part of a special honors program, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, under the tutelage of Danilo Pérez.
Sharik then made the move to New York City, to attend the masters program at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music on scholarship. He has performed at venues all over the world including the Blue Note (New York), Newport Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, Kriol Jazz Festival (Cape Verde), Nancy Jazz Festival (France), Mondriaan Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Lincoln Center (New York) and has shared the stage with luminaries such as John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, Sean Jones, Bill Pierce, Adam Nussbaum, Ralph Peterson, and David Liebman among others.
Sharik Hasan’s latest album with MND FLO, entitled ‘From Time’ (2018), features his original compositions, which embody an eclectic blend of cultures and acoustic-electric soundscapes. His fluid improvisations convey a natural sense of storytelling, all the while demonstrating an equal fluidity in jazz and Indian classical idioms.
Sharik Hasan New York 4tet
The Sharik Hasan Quartet is a New York City based group consisting of some of the most talented musicians on the scene today, playing music that is at the cutting edge of contemporary jazz. Hasan’s compositions have a distinct sound that are as energetic and catchy as they are soulful and reflective – a unique confluence of his Indian heritage, jazz tradition and innovation.
Sharik Hasan Trio
Sharik Hasan (piano)
Gael Petrina (bass)
Thibault P. (drums)
Muthu Kumar (tablas)
Bonjour India Tour decembre 2009.
Filmed by Stuart MacLeod & Gael Petrina.
Edited by Gael Petrina.
Sharik's teaching ethos is that each student is an individual and will be taught accordingly. He is a strong believer in teaching to promote confidence and abilities. Passing this philosophy onto his students is a fundamental aspect of his teaching.
Once you fall in love with an instrument, the other attributes such as technique and theory all fall into place naturally!
Not only can learning a musical instrument help develop various mental skills, it can also help with other areas of learning and development, as well as increase confidence.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Jazz - Harmony - Technique
Composition - Improvisation
1 hr - $75
30 min - $50