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Tabla fascinated him right from his childhood and the first opportunity that came by, he took it up as his career. His maternal grandfather Late Shri Jaganath Rao Mahajan saw the talent in him and took him under his tutelage giving him the initial training. He later honed his skills under the guidance of eminent gurus such as Late Ustad Shabban Khan Saheb, Shri Jagannath Bhatt, Late Swami Ram Kishor Das Maharaj and Pt. Sudhir Pandey. He also taught tabla for 15 years in Gandharava Mahavidyalaya. 

Some of recent public performances are :-

*A group traditional tabla composition Directed & Played on DD National telecast on 29 Aug.2012

*Directed & performed  “Rhythm Trio” at Sacheon International Percussion Festival, under “LAYAYATRA” band 2011

*Shared stage with International Percussionists at Grand Finale, Sacheon Festival of Percussion  Music. Aug 2011

*fusion with Watanbe (Japan) HUNU from Mangolia in SIPF South Korea,2011

*Performed at President House in the presence of President of India Smt. Pratibha Patil & President of United States Mr. Barak Obama on 8th November 2010.


*A group performance in a program me organized by the United Nations at Purana Quila (New Delhi) on 18th November 2010.

*Participated in a tour of Belfast (North Ireland) in June 2009 which included various public performances with highlights such as the one in the honor of former President of India   Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalaam and 60th Independence Day Celebrations of India in the presence of esteemed Ministers of North Ireland and officials of Indian High commission.

*Represented India in Sacheon percussion festival & Gyeonggido festival in Korea (Sacheon) in August 2008.

*Performed in “summer festival” with sitar in Belfast (Northern Ireland)UK. 2007.

*A group composition at Shakti Sthal in presence of honorable President & Prime Minister of India on the occasion of birth Anniversary of Late Prime minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi 2007. Other performances at various prestigious places and events are:-World Learning Ctr New Delhi,Naad Nartan Music & Dance Fest.,New Delhi; Gharana festival,New Delhi; NRI Festival,New Delhi Swar Sadhana Fest.Mumbai; Vishnu Digamber Jayanti ,Delhi,Ghaziabad; Kalashree Foundation, New Delhi; Ustad Allauddin Khan Music Festival, N.D;  Shri krishna Sangeet Samaroh, Dhamtari;     Tansen Music festival, Mandi;. Swaranjali Fest,New Delhi; Swar Sangam Mahotsav,Nagpur;  Gunijaan Sangeet Samaroh, Indor;  Sankalp festivals, all India; National youth festivals, Kolkat, Hisar, Jamshedpur, Tiruanantpuram; Goa Music Festival,Goa; Pt. Chatur Lal Festival,Udaipur; ICCR Horizen series, jaipur,chandigarh,Delhi,Kathmandu(Nepal) Spic Macay Festival, Delhi, Noida, Deharadun, Pilani,Jaipur; SAM Sangeet Samaroh ,New Delhi; Indra Prasth Sangeet Samaroh,New Delhi:  Accompanied-:eminent artists like Late Pt. Joi Shrivastava (violin), Late Pt. Mahadev Prasad  Deshpande(Vocal),  Padmbhushan Vidushi Smt. Shanno Khurana (vocal), Pt. Jagdish Mohan(Vocal) Pt .Panchanan Sardar (sitar), Pt.Mukul Shivputra (vocal), ) Pt. Narayan Rao Jukkalkar(vocal) Late Smt.Shanti Sharma(Vocal), Ustad Usman Khan Saheb(sitar),  Ustad Sujaat Khan (sitar). Prof. Dipak Chatarjee(Vocal)  Aarti Anklekar(vocal), Pt. Ravi Sharma(sitar) Pt.Subrota De (sitar), Ms.Kalpana Jogalkar (vocal), Ms.Shobha Chodhary(vocal) Pt. Madan Lal Gandharv (Vocal). Ms. Usha Bhatt (vocal),Pt.Atul Desai(vocal)Aarti Anklekar(vocal),Pt.Shrikant Dokarikar(Vocal)Pt.Rajendr Vashnav(vocal).Shri Himang Mehata (vocal)Shri Shantnu Bhattacharya (vocal) Ms Veena Mardur (Vocal)Ms. Subhadra Desai(vocal)Ms.Shruti Poddar (vocal),Ms.Abha-Vibha Chaurasia (vocal),Ms.Tanuja Nafde (vocal) Pt.Vikas Gupta(sitar),Shri Sitanath Biswas(vocal),Shri Ojesh Pratap Singh(Vocal) Shri Prabhat Kr. (sarod), Shri Shailandr Goswami (vocal)

Awards honored as “Sangeet Ratna” by “SAM” organization  in the year 2011 & “Guru Vashishth Award” 1991.  

Tansen Shriwastava is known for expressing various human moods and sentiments through his Tabla. His percussion band “LAYAYATRA” is quite famous in the percussion circles in and around Delhi. Through his band, he gives his students an opportunity to perform in front of an audience and encourage them to take Tabla as a career. He is actively involved with various other bands from all over the world to create fusion music. He experiments with his compositions and brings new intricacy and complexity in them which connect with the audience in a different way. This nuance in rhythm has got very good reviews from the music critics all over the country.

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