Dynamic performer Shawn Mativetsky is considered one of Canada's leading ambassadors 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 recently released Rivers, a solo tabla album rooted in the rich traditions of the Benares style of tabla playing. 

Interprète dynamique, Shawn Mativetsky est considéré comme l'un des plus importants ambassadeurs 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. Rivers, son album de solo de tabla traditionnel, est sorti en mars 2017.
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Rivers - Coming Soon!

I'm happy to report that, as planned, Rivers has been recorded this past December 29 and 30 at Number 9 Audio in Toronto, with George Koller on dilruba, and sound engineer Bernie Cisternas! We're in the process of finalizing the…

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The Album Cover!

The Rivers 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 come together is…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Date Event Location
 —  — Nief-Norf: New Asia University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
 —  — Eighth Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Shawn Mativetsky Schulich School of Music of McGill University, Montréal, QC Schulich School of Music of McGill University, Montréal, QC
RIVERS: A rhythmic journey to Varanasi TIMBRE 2018, Montréal, QC TIMBRE 2018, Montréal, QC
Ragleela Festival du monde de Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Jérôme, QC Festival du monde de Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Jérôme, QC
 —  — Clazz International Music Festival Clazz International Music Festival, Arcidosso, Tuscany Clazz International Music Festival, Arcidosso, Tuscany
 —  — SHASTRA Summer Workshop Series: Composing with Indian Rhythm William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Hasu Patel & Shawn Mativetsky Hôtel Hyatt Regency, Montreal, QC Hôtel Hyatt Regency, Montreal, QC
Hasu Patel & Shawn Mativetsky Sivananda Ashram, Val Morin, QC Sivananda Ashram, Val Morin, QC
RIVERS: A rhythmic journey to Varanasi Bhakti in the Woods Festival, Ladysmith, QC Bhakti in the Woods Festival, Ladysmith, QC
Rythmopolis Place des festivals, Montreal, QC Place des festivals, Montreal, QC
Rythmopolis Place des festivals, Montreal, QC Place des festivals, Montreal, QC
Rythmopolis Place des festivals, Montreal, QC Place des festivals, Montreal, QC
ARTASIA: TABLA Promis, Montreal, QC Promis, Montreal, QC
ARTASIA: SANTOOR Promis, Montreal, QC Promis, Montreal, QC
Music Creation and Improvisation Workshops Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal, QC Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal, QC
An Evening of Dhrupad Sivananda Ashram, Val Morin, QC Sivananda Ashram, Val Morin, QC
PLATEAU DOUBLE: Ragleela et Les mains tendres Théâtre du Marais, Val Morin, QC Théâtre du Marais, Val Morin, QC
Mobile Meditation Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal
A Tapestry of World Music with Galitcha National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON