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It gives me great pleasure to write about my experience working with Maheshvari and her team at DesiYUP.

She has been organizing very nice events in the Netherlands for a long time and when she approached me to organise a Classical Music concert, I was concerned whether such a young lady, living far away from India and its cultural influence, born and brought up in a foreign land, could do justice to such a “niche” event. These days finding financial help to organise Indian Classical Music concerts in India is becoming so difficult. I wondered how she could manage to get the finances and crowd for such an event in a foreign land. But all my fears and apprehensions were short lived. She is very sincere in meticulous in her work and leaves no stone unturned to pull off an event. Everything is thought over, every detail covered and every minute properly planned. No doubt she managed to pull off such a big event in June 2017 featuring Rahul Sharma, a young and dynamic young musician from India along with me.

It’s a pleasure to be a part of Maheshvari’s concert. She has been a dear friend and I love the way she is promoting Indian Music in all its genres and forms in Holland. She is young, focused and hard working and has a dedicated team to take her organization to another level. I wish her all the very best and hope that she remembers to include me in her future events too!

Musically Yours,

Hariprasad Chaurasia

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia

Vindravan Gurukul

DesiYUP is one of the best organisations that curates and organizes a variety of concerts in Europe.
As an artiste, I have associated with DesiYUP on multiple occasions.
From classical concerts at gorgeous venues to home concerts; from fusion concerts of Maatibaani to performing at official programs by the Indian Embassy in The Netherlands, DesiYUP has offered me some of my most memorable concerts!
 
The DesiYUP concerts stand out for their eye to detail, well thought-of curation of artists and a true effort to bring something new to the music and culture loving audience in Holland and Europe.
 
I wish The DesiYUP founder and curator, Mahesvari Autar and the Team all the best in their future endeavours.
Nirali Kartik

Indian Classical vocalist and Lead singer, MaatiBaani, NiraliKartik.com

I have had more than a year long association with Desiyup, before we finally managed to do the concert ‘Music without Boundaries’ in 2015. I am impressed with the way DesiYUP went about organizing everything, discovering the wonderful local band that accompanied me at the concert, to the travel, accommodation, concert promotions, press -media interactions, workshops, interviews etc. Everything was thoroughly planned and very well executed. DesiYUP headed by its front woman- Mahesvari- is doing some really incredible work on getting amazing artists and music in Holland and revamping the music scene. I feel it’s actually helping audiences discover and get exposed to independent music and also helping the indie artists reach out to a wider and diverse audience. Kudos!

Vasuda Sharma

Vocalist, Composer

Since experiencing the first concert of Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia organised by DesiYUP I saw the quality and professionalism they had for organizing a musicical concert. A lot of hardwork and time goes behind the scenes to make it a success and I've only seen DesiYUP display such a commitment. I knew I had to be involved in projects with them and fortunately, I have been ever since. I have only seen DesiYUP grow and organize some of the best concerts in The Netherlands. I wish the DesiYUP team more success in the coming years and am looking forward to working with them in the future.

Yama Sarsar

Tabla Player

Dear Mahesvari,
It was nice meeting you and your dedicated team in Rotterdam. I am really impressed by your hard work, your passion and your commitment to preserve and promote Indian art, culture and music in Netherlands. Indian music needs such a DesiYUP and Mahesvari in each and every part of the world, so that we can reach out to the people to spread and showcase what India is all about. I am very glad of the way you handled the whole event and I am looking forward for the long-term association with DesiYUP and I will be there for you and your team whenever necessary. Thank you very much for everything and kudos to you, your team and DesiYUP.

Pandit Rupak Kulkarni

Bansuri Player

Darbar Festival is pleased to partner with DesiYUP, who are champions of Indian culture through great contemporary and classical events. The DesiYUP team is full of passion and determination whom we love to work with to celebrate Indian arts in Holland

Sandeep Virde

Artistic Director, Darbar Festivals

DesiYUP and MaatiBaani have collaborated on several occassions and needless to say that they have made our presence felt in The Netherlands.The Holland India Festival, Full Moon Babylon and also PM Modi's historic arrival in Holland are just a few occasions Maati Baani has performed in The Netherlands.
The biggest strength of DesiYUP is their philosophy of taking care of 'every tiny little detail' from the start till the end of an event.
They give equal importance to PR, Social Media, arranging artistes interview in top Radio stations and TV channels, on the ground promotions like standees and posters, making video content to promote the concert and meet and Greet parties after the event which are extremely important for an artist to be noticed.
Other than this, their hospitality regarding travel, stay, food is out of the world. We are provided with the best rehearsal spaces that could fit an entire orchestra!
DesiYUP's geeky young team is extremely friendly and make sure that there is enough time for Soundcheck and the best snacks and beverages in the green room, right before the concert.
We really wish that all artistes get to work with a team like DesiYUP!

Maati Baani

I am proud and greatly humbled to say that I was one of the first artists chosen by DesiYUP for a solo concert in Rotterdam and have since then watched them explode as a company. In fact I have worked on two concerts with DesiYUP, one was for a televised program and part of a documentary, and the second was my own concert. DesiYUP gives artists a voice, a platform, an opportunity to express and show ones true colour of consciousness. The team behind DesiYUP (Mahesvari Autar and co.) work tirelessly and they are 100% passionate and committed to their projects. I have never witnessed such a high level of love, dedication and determination to the arts. DesiYUP truly respects artists, it honours artists who are trying to do something different, artists who are changing the path and bringing something new to the table. In my personal example, infinite concert organizers can put on a Bollywood concert, but DesiYUP doesn’t want to do just what everyone else can do, it wants to do what no one else can do, and in my case it did that by giving me, a devotional singer, a platform to express and be. I could praise DesiYUP and the team forever – they are a much need company and I am so glad they exist! They are highly reputable, energetic, fair, and most of all, creative in their endeavors. I hope to work with them again and again and again, it would be a blessing to me!

Shivali Bhammer

Singer, Professional Dancer, Writer, Actor, Orator,

Being a musician, sometimes I struggle  with words as words can not do justice to the amazing experience I had to perform for DesiYUP  last year. I will cherish that for a very long time.
 
I am extremely proud of Mahesvari Autar (founder of DesiYUP) for her real dedication, passion and determination toward promoting good music in Holland and I am fortunate to witness the magic of DesiYUP. I look forward to serve this organization with my music again. All the best wishes and more power to this young inspiring entrepreneur Mahesvari and her team. Prayers for many more successes.
Debasmita Bhattacharyya

Sarod player

Working with the team at DesiYUP on our first concert was a truly artistically enriching experience.  Their attention to detail and focus on bringing the highest quality musical experience to diverse audiences is well executed and makes working with them an absolute pleasure.  I’m so impressed and proud of the work they do with Mahesvari leading the team (which is more like a family) and being hands on with each project from conception right through to delivery.  What is most special about them is that they shine a spotlight on both popular and new talent, giving opportunities to the artists of tomorrow by helping them collaborate with the artists of the today – and both grow as a result.  I have known and worked with Mahesvari for the last 6 years and she has helped showcase my work to a wider audience through DesiYUP.  The genuine support and passion for their work is inspiring and I look forward to working with DesiYUP again in the near future.

Navin Kundra

Singer, Songwriter, Navin-Online.com

As a performing artist for more than 20 years, I must say it was a pleasure to work with the team DesiYUP. They take care of every minor detail in organising the events, as well as taking care of the basic needs and comforts of the artists. Very efficient, organised and passionate group of people with the enthusiasm and love for genuine Indian culture and music! I rank them in my list of top 5 organisers that I have worked over the years. Also they do as they said, which is difficult to find nowadays. Thank you DesiYUP team and looking forward to collaborate again. Best wishes and Om Shanti.

Manish Vyas

Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Performer, manishvyas.com

DesiYup is an important provider to the South Asian music community as it has true love, dedication and passion at its core. This means they act for the sole benefit of the audience and artists and not themselves, resulting in excellence in their work. Their goal to expand the musical landscape of the Netherlands and at the same time help up coming musicians develop is just another thing that makes them so special.

Shammi Pithia

Composer, Flutist, shammipithia.com

We had an absolutely lovely show in Rotterdam to a very receptive and appreciative international audience, it was a sheer pleasure working with Mahesvari Autar from DesiYUP as our professional partner and organiser for this concert.

Prem Joshua

Multi-Instrumentalist, Prem Joshua and Band

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