Sanskriti Shrestha (1990) is a Nepalese tabla player based in Oslo. Shrestha has been active in some iconic projects in Scandinavia, touring across Europe, Asia, and Australia with ensembles spanning a large diversity of musical genres. She brings her Nepalese/Indian musical background in the merge with jazz, electronics and other styles of contemporary music. She has been working to promote the tabla to be recognized as a versatile instrument with rich possibilities. Coming from a family of music professionals, she has been sustaining the tradition she grew up with and has developed an innovative style of solo performance and collaboration. Since adolescence, she has continued to expand her vocabulary in Tablas and promote it into vogue as a special and important musical instrument in the scene of music today.
“Shrestha's style of playing is modern - and unconventional, but with solid anchoring in classical technique.” - Johan Hauknes, Salt Peanuts.
Sanskriti learned Tabla from her teacher Homnath Upadhyaya in Kathmandu where she completed her masters in Tabla from Allahabad Sangeet Samiti Ktm. Later in 2010 she moved to Oslo for her further studies and graduated from The Norwegian Academy of Music.