Vocal Concert by Smt. Padma Talwalkar
Artists:Vocal: Smt. Padma Talwalkar
Date and Time: Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm.
Padma Talwalkar has acquired training in Khyal gayaki in three main styles or gharanas: Gwalior, Kirana and Jaipur. Today she leads a new generation of vocalists in an era when the distinction between gharanas is not as marked as in earlier years because of an environment that fosters the cross-pollination of ideas from different gharanas. Her music represents a unique blend of the best of various gharanas, embellished with her own touch.
Padma Talwalkar was initiated into Hindustani classical music by Pandit Gangadhar Pimpalkhare. Thereafter, for a few years, she was under the careful training of Moghubai Kurdikar, the celebrated doyen of the Jaipur gharana. During this period, Moghubai’s illustrious daughter, Kishori Amonkar, contributed in no small measure toward Padma Talwalkar’s artistic development. In the last several years Padma has learned under the guidance of Pandit Gajananrao Joshi, an acknowledged master of the Agra, Jaipur and Gwalior gharanas.
In the course of shaping her early musical career, Padma Talwalkar has been a recipient of two prestigious honors. One, a five year scholarship from the Bhulabhai Memorial Trust and the other, a two year fellowship from the National Center for the Performing Arts, issued in memory of the late Kesarbai Kerkar.