Hans Utter

Musician, Producer, Author.

“Sitar Man” – Columbus Monthly Magazine.

A masterful and versatile musician at the core, Dr Hans Utter’s achievements go much beyond that. He is an ethnomusicologist, a music producer, a composer, an author, and a professor. Apart from being one of the most seasoned sitarists in present times, he is also an accomplished guitarist and oud player, transcending genres from Western and Indian Classical Music to jazz to the captivating modal music of Central Asia and the Middle East.

Education & Employment

Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Ohio State University(2011) and Diploma in Sitar from Benaras Hindu University (1995) and has worked as a research advisor, visiting professor, etc.

Books & Publications

He has authored a book and other numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters and has had presentations in multiple conferences across the globe.

Music Composer & Producer

He is the owner and producer of Rigpa Records,USA and has composed several tracks from Melodic Intersect’s Global Vision album, as well as raga-based pieces for orchestra

Tributes of Respect

The Examiner

“Hans Utter, a master sitar player, gave his usual great performance.”

Ustad Ballu Khan

“Hans is a wonderful musician. His music speaks from the heart-I wish him all the best on his musical journey.”

The Telegraph, Calcutta, India.

“Hans Utter is a name to reckon with in Indian classical music… brings to light the various aspects of Indian classical music … one of the most talented names in the industry.”

Rick Borgia, Spanda

“Hans is an amazing being. His knowledge and talent are boundless.Hans is a world-class guitar player, and has immersed himself in the disciplines, languages and traditions of Persian and Indian classical music.”

Upcoming live Performances

Hans’ mesmerizing live performances have enthralled audiences across the globe, predominantly in the realm of classical music gatherings, where he astounds his audiences with his proficiency on both the sitar and guitar.

Jiva Dance | Jiva Performing Arts Queens, New York

Jiva Dance

Friday March 8, 2024

McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St, Worthington, OH 43085

Raag Taal 2024: Indian & Central Asian Music, Dance & Visual Arts event.

Saturday April 6, 2024

Columbus, Ohio

Dick’s Den

Friday June 7, 2024

Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville South Cool Springs 820 Crescent Centre Dr, Franklin, TN 37067

Nashville 2024 AANA Conference

Saturday Jun 29, 2024