PARENTS and GURUS
Somesh had his early training in music from his petite, beautiful, utterly talented, musicademician mother Smt Sudha Mathur – who is in her own right a violinist of great renown. Encouraged and trained by her, he ascended the stage for his very first concert performance at the age of 4 – as he recalls, he sang Raag Durga in red socks!! He probably could not even spell the raag, but sang it unerringly!!
Smt Sudha Mathur, child of an illustrious Army father and a liberated mother, with a highly musical family background herself, learnt Hindusthani classical music in her early years, as a student of Shri Bodasji, and there on, following her Bachelors degree and Sangeet Vishaarad, took to playing the violin under the tutelage of Pandit VG Jog, emerging as a formidable ‘shishya’.