Yogesh Samsi sitting with his tabla

Yogesh Samsi

A unique tabla artist who has simultaneously scaled unprecedented heights of achievement in solo performance, accompaniment, and pedagogy.

As a Soloist

Combines tradition & innovation in Punjab Gharana, mastering a vast repertoire. He revives lost partition-era treasures and presents a fresh perspective that captures Ustad Allah Rakha's philosophy and rhythmic essence.

As an Accompanist

Provides sensitive and thoughtful tabla accompaniment to leading vocalists and instrumentalists, reflecting his refined approach groomed under his father, stalwart vocalist Pandit Dinkar Kaikini.

As a Guru

Dedicated to the future of tabla in his role as a Guru, guiding a new generation of accomplished professionals. His pedagogical approach fosters creative, independent thinkers to propagate and evolve the Gharana.

Upcoming events

14 Sept 2023

In Conversation with Pandit Yogesh Samsi

Enjoy an engaging and lively conversation with Yogesh Samsi about the essential elements of a tabla solo. With lots of time to ask questions, this is a unique opportunity for music patrons, teachers, practicing artists, students, and music aficionados to participate in a fun and interactive session. Come and learn valuable tips and advice from a master of his craft!

Surrey Arts Centre, Vancouver

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15 Sept 2023

Moving in Time: A Journey of Rhythm

In this concert, tabla Maestro Pandit Yogesh Samsi will present an exhilarating percussion solo accompanied by Hardeep Chana on Harmonium. This evening is a chance to enjoy some world-class Indian Classical music in a performance certain to inspire new listeners and aficionados alike.

Surrey City Hall, Vancouver

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17 Sept 2023

An Evening of Indian Classical Dance & Rhythm

Shilpa Shankar (Dancer) and Tabla Maestro Pt. Yogesh Samsi accompanied on harmonium by Shri Hardeep Channa

22 Sept 2023

An Evening with Tabla Maestro Pt. Yogesh Samsi of Punjab Gharana

A tabla solo organised by Jeevan Jyoti Performing Arts. Tickets $30 Advanced Purchase & $45 at the Door - Limited Seats. For event details, contact Punita Patel - 613 406 2883. RSVP by 18th September - info@jjpa.ca

100 Malvern Drive, Ottawa

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23 Sept 2023

Hendoustan (Persian and Indian music)

An ensemble featuring Saeed Kamjoo on the Kamanche, Pooria Pournazeri on the Tanbour, Ziya Tabassian on percussion and Aditya Verma on Sarod

Auditorium - Grande Bibliothèque, Montreal

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24 Sept 2023

An Intimate Tabla Solo with Pandit Yogesh Samsi


Small World Music Centre, Toronto


30 Sept 2023

RhythmScape - Where Bols Meet Beats

Duet with Pandit Yogesh Samsi and Shravan Samsi

Livermore High School Auditorium, San Francisco

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7 Oct 2023

Jugalbandi of Tabla & Western Drums

A jugalbandi organised by Indian Music Society of Houston. Tickets: $20 - Free for season ticket holders

Sri Krishna Vrundavan, Houston

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8 Oct 2023

Confluence of Rhythms feat. Pandit Yogesh Samsi & Shravan Samsi

Duet with Pandit Yogesh Samsi and Shravan Samsi

University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash Campus, Cincinnati

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15 Oct 2023

Anubhooti Celebrates Gurupoornima

Performances by students of Anubhooti followed by Tabla Solo by Guru Shri Suryaksh Deshpande. Grand Finale Tabla Solo by Pt. Yogesh Samsi. Tickets: $30 online, $35 at the door.

Boonton Elks Lodge, New Jersey

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20 Oct 2023

Pt. Yogesh Samsi (Tabla), Shravan Samsi (Drums), and Hardeep Chana (Harmonium) in Concert

Tabla virtuoso Pt Yogesh Samsi is joined by his son, Shravan Samsi on the Drums to take the audience through an electrifying and rhythmical experience, live in New York City on October 20th. On Harmonium will be Hardeep Chana.

One Bernard Baruch Way, New York

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The Hindu Logo

Yogesh has emerged as a brilliant and most promising tabla artist. He has already made a mark in the highly competitive music world of Bombay.

The Hindu

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His padhants were as lucid as the following bols through his fingers, and he won repeated applause form the appreciative audience.

Times of India

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Samsi performed a virtuosic 70-minute piece that illustrated the various schools, techniques, and features, of tabla music... Impeccably structured yet freely expansive, the performance was as intricate as a Bach fugue and as ecstatic as a rave-club crescendo.

Washington Post