Roopa Panesar

Indian Classical Music Sitarist


Roopa tours internationally extensively, find her latest live and livestream performances here.


Friday 21 June 2024 / 8pm / The Old Gurduwara Sahib, Leeds

With Shahbaz Hussain, for SAA-uk’s Midsummer’s Night Music – Food for the Soul

7 July 2024 / 7:30pm / Goldmark Front Room, Leicester

With Shahbaz Hussain

28/29 July 2024 / Festival of Tabla, Los Angeles


Friday 6 October 2023 / 7:30pm / Jerwood Hall, LSO St. Luke’s, London

Saturday 14 October 2023 / 7:30pm / Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham

The Autumn Barzākh features a jugalbandi or musical collaboration between three contemporary maestros of Hindustani classical music: Arnab Chakrabarty (sarod), Roopa Panesar (sitar) and Shahbaz Hussain (tabla). Leading the prestigious artistic lineages of their gurus, these three virtuosos have fused the best of traditional music with a contemporary spin.

Friday 20 October 2023 / 7:30pm / Maja Prentice Theatre Auditorium, Toronto

With Ustad Dharambir Singh and Ustad Tari Khan

Saturday 4 November 2023 / Guildhall, Leicester

With Ustad Dharambir Singh

Saturday 11 November 2023 / 10:30am / Arnolfini Theatre, Bristol

Asian Arts Agency is delighted to present New Soundz Festival, a celebration of contemporary South Asian music, in collaboration with Arnolfini in Bristol. The event is set to unfold from 10 to 12 November 2023, promising an unforgettable auditory experience. 

Thursday 23 November 2023 / 7:30pm / St. Martin in the Fields, London

With Gurdain Ryatt. Music of India by Candlelight

Friday 29 December 2023 / 7:30pm/ Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Guest with the Halle Orchestra


Saturday 30 September 2023 / 6pm / St Cecila’s Hall, Edinburgh

Despite Roopa’s many travels, this is her first time performing in Scotland. In this concert, she will be accompanied by tabla player Sodhi Deerhe from Glasgow. The concert will also feature an opening performance by members of theSitarProject.

Saturday 18 February 2023 / 8pm / Hall, Barbican, London

Celebrated sitar player Roopa Panesar presents new music from her upcoming album ATMA, in collaboration with some of the finest Indian classical and jazz musicians in the UK today.

Sunday 3 July 2022 – Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London

“The Crossing” as part of New Music Biennial. A collaboration with Al Macsween and Camilo Tirado

Thursday 28 July 2022 – World Yoga Festival, Henley Upon Thames

Accompanied by Upneet Singh (Tabla) and Pirashanna Thevarajah (Mridangam)

Saturday 10 September 2022 – Derby

Jugalbandi with Guru – Ustad Dharambir Singh MBE

Details to follow

Sunday 18 September 2022 – Howard Assembly Room

Leeds – “The Crossing” with Al Macsween, Gurdain Rayatt and Camilo Tirado