Vocal Concert by Saniya Patankar
Artists:Vocal: Saniya Patankar
Date and Time:March 13, 2005 at 6:30 pm.
Born in the family of Music lovers, Saniya's talent was discovered by her parents at the tender age of 3, when she started playing songs on harmonium by herself. As an inborn Artist, since childhood, she had good understanding towards Swar and Laya. Her father is a violin player, mother is a good connoisseur of Music and brother, Sameep Kulkarni is disciple of Sitar Maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez. Education is also given utmost importance in her family and all family members are Merit rank holders. Saniya was fortunate to receive blessings from Ganasaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar at the age of 6 and she started learning classical music from Smt. Lilatai Gharpure (senior disciple of Smt. Hirabai Badodekar). Saniya's first debut was her performance in front of legendary Pt.Jitendra Abhisheki at the age of 12 and that time she created long lasting impression on the audience.Saniya had a privilege to learn under able guidance of renowned senior vocalist Dr.Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande of Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana. She was trained under Ashwiniji with a comprehensive gharana talim for 12 years and frequent Pune-Mumbai travelsSaniya is a “Sangeet Visharad” with distinction and a gold medalist in M.COM. Further she also completed the intricate C.S. (Company Secretary) Course. Her hard work, perseverance, and love for music contributed to prove herself on both musical as well as academic fronts.Besides Saniya has been showered with blessings and appreciation by musicologists, music critics and stalwarts of Hindustani Classical Music like Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Bharatratna LATA MANGESHKAR, Late Pt. Smt Hirabai Badodekar, Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Sayeeduddin Dagar, Pt. Smt. Gangubai Hangal, Pt. Smt. Prabha Atre, Late Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki, Begum Parveen Sultana, Smt.Malini Rajurkar, Pt.Ajay Chakraborty, Pt.Vishwamohan Bhat and many others.