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Shankar & Gingger

Vocalist and violinist Shankar is a child prodigy, born into a renowned family of musicians, he studied vocal from the age of two, violin from the age of five, and played his first concert at the age of seven. Shankar along with violin virtuoso Gingger are the only musicians that have mastered and currently play the Double Violin. The Double Violin, designed by Shankar, covers the entire range of the orchestra’s double bass, cello, viola and violin, and is the only one in the world. The combination of Shankar’s haunting vocals, double violin and also as a composer has brought him worldwide acclaim as an innovator.

Gingger, an extraordinary gifted virtuoso violinist, singer and songwriter, has been touring all over the world for the past eight years as a member of the pop duo, “Shankar & Gingger”, and as a solo and guest performer in many shows, winning over fans and critics alike. She has also lent her voice, violin and compositions to several album projects. Born in Los Angeles , Gingger spent her beginnings studying within one of India ‘s most acclaimed musical families. Her initial training began with her mother, an accomplished singer, who toured the world and won many awards as a classical star.

Touring internationally as ” Shankar & Gingger ” over the past nine years, they have garnered both critical acclaim and a huge fan base, performing at world events such as The Concert for Global Harmony and Nelson Mandela’s 80th Birthday celebrations. In 2004, Shankar & Gingger composed, produced and performed vocals and double violins on Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, along with composers Jack Lenz and John Debney. Their voices and violins can be heard throughout the movie providing the haunting melodies and sounds that are unmistakably theirs. They also composed chants which they performed with Mel. More…