Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sawai Gandharva Music Festival - Day 1

Day 1: 9th December 2010. 4 PM

Bhaskar Nath

Bhaskar Nath belongs to a family of renowned musicians of Meerut Shehnai Gharana. He started his early training in Shehnai, Flute, and Harmonium at a very young age under the guidance of his grand father, the Late. Pt. Om Prakash, his paternal uncle, the Late. Pt. Jagannath who was an internationally acclaimed Shehnai Vadak and his father the renowned vocalist of Kirana Gharana, Pt. Vishwanath. Bhaskar Nath started performing in concerts from the age of 11. Bhaskar Nath has performed in many prestigious concerts. His performances have received rave reviews from press and public alike.

Sudhakar Chavan
Sudhakar Chavan was attracted by classical music at the age of 14 & started journey of music initial training under renowned vocalist Pandit Dr sudhakar Marathe for about 19-20 years.
He continued further training of classical music under the guidance of Pandit Shrikant Deshpande of Kirana Gharana (disciple of legendary vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi) for about 15-16 years.

  • Sawai Gandharv Sangeet Mahotsav ,kundgol in Karnataka

  • Sawai Gandharv Sangeet Mahotsav Chandrapur

  • Swar Sagar Sangeet Mohotsav, pimpri-chinchwad

  • Rotary club pune

  • Ambad sangeet Mohotsav

Nehru centre Mumbai

Bhuvanesh Komkali

Grandson of Pandit Kumar Gandharva, son of Mukul Shivaputra, Bhuvanesh's musical journey began, unbeknownst to him, in infancy. His music thrived under able tutelage of Smt. Vasundhara Komakali and Shri. Madhup Mudgal. With his unwavering commitment to music, Bhuvanesh is taking forward the timeless legacy of Kumarji's values and philosophy. He is currently engaged in expanding the archives of Kumarji's music with latest digital technology. Bhuvanesh has performed successfully across India and has been highly appreciated by well versed audience. He has been awarded a scholarship by Cultural department of Government of India.

Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, renowned exponent of the bansuri or bamboo flute, is a rare musician, earning several national and international awards, including the Padma Bhushan, Konarak Samman, Padma Vibhushan, Dinanath Mangeshkar Award, OFFICER IN THE ORDER OF ORANGE-NASSAU by the Dutch royal family and KNIGHT IN THE ORDER OF ARTS AND LETTER by the French Government. He has collaborated with several western musicians, has performed worldwide and has been teaching Indian music at the Rotterdam Music Conservatory for the past 15 years. He is the Artistic Director of the Indian Music department.
Parveen Sultana
A child prodigy, Begum Parveen Sultana received her early training from her father, Ikramul Majid, then from Acharya Chinmoy Lahiri in Calcutta. She then came under the guidance of her Guru and Mentor, Ustad Mohammed Dilshad Khan. With him, she has acquired a new dimension to her singing, giving it the required mastery of ragas and voice culture. Many awards and honours came her way like the youngest artist to receive the 'Padmashri'. The press has been unanimous in proclaiming her the 'Queen of Hindustani Music', the 'Poetess of Music' and 'the Ultimate Soprano', applauding her for both her outstanding musicality and breathtaking virtuosity.

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