Shiva Padiachi 1969-2016

What made Shiva Padiachi special was not his music, which was special, but his interaction with those around him which made him very very special.

We will miss him because he brought out the best in all of us without exception. He had the patience that only very good teachers have and was able to spot and nurture talent as only good teachers can.

We will miss him because he complimented us in both tangible and very subtle ways. He complimented our talent with the additional dimension his music and personality brought to any musical performance and occasion.

The number of his students who are now up and coming young musicians is testimony to his unstinting efforts in promoting his music to all those who were willing and had the hunger to learn music. Young artists like Vilasen and many others are a testament to his guidance and hard work.

Many of you will have had many beautiful moments with him and I invite you to share your experiences of him with us so that we can remember the warm gentle gifted and truly beautiful human being that was Shiva Padiachi.

Some Audio of this amazing talent on the violin:

Natai, Desh and Kirwani in that order….

Please use the ‘Contact Us’ section to submit your comment or contribution. If you need any help or have any photos or audio clips that you would like me to upload please send me a note and I will contact you to assist. I intend too upload some selected pieces of music of him playing on the Violin Saxophone etc and any music you have will be most gratefully accepted for this site.

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