We are delighted to announce the latest Ambassador to join the Future Talent family – pianist and composer Rekesh Chauhan.
Rekesh Chauhan is a multi-award winning British Indian pianist, whose performances have taken him to the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Houses of Parliament. He was commended by the UK Prime Minister for raising awareness of mental health through arts.
Chauhan’s collaborations range from Nobel Peace Prize performers to Mercury Prize Award winners, and have included Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Talvin Singh and Soumik Datta.
On joining Future Talent, Rekesh said: “By empowering young musicians we can unleash their potential and enable them to become catalysts to pass on the gift of music to future generations. I am delighted to be joining hands with Future Talent and their visionary Trustees, as Ambassador, to advocate this crucial vision.”
Future Talent Chairman, Nick Robinson, added: "we are very excited to welcome Rekesh as a new Ambassador for Future Talent. He is a brilliant role model for aspiring young musicians, and we look forward to the positive impact and contribution he will make to our mission."
Rekesh joins Future Talent a year after we launched our Indian Classical Scholarship as part of our shift towards greater engagement with a range of genres and styles under represented in the UK. Previously, renowned sitarist and composer Ustad Nishat Khan became an Ambassador for the charity in December 2021.